Patrick Doherty

3 reasons to join us at the SaaStr Annual

Lighter Capital is excited to be a sponsor of the SaaStr Annual conference again this year, and we want you to join us! The conference is February 9-11 in San Francisco, and this year Jason Lemkin and the team are taking things up a notch. It’s going to be three action-packed days of high-quality networking and learning for over 5,000 SaaS entrepreneurs, execs, investors and founders.

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How to open the door to capital: Lighter Capital’s guide for tech startups

You’re about to go knocking on doors to raise capital for your growing tech company, but do you know how to maximize your chances to unlock the deal you want?

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5 principles for SaaS analytics

To help entrepreneurs better understand the acronym-filled world of SaaS metrics, we’ve been publishing a regular series on key SaaS Metrics.

We also recently hosted a webinar on SaaS metrics with our own Investment Director, Branden Harper, and David Ryan, the founder of SaaS Optics, a provider of financial tools for managing SaaS, software, and other subscription-based and recurring revenue businesses. During the webinar, David outlined five key principles—we like to call them Dave’s Rules.

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See you at Dreamforce 2015!

Are you heading to Saleforce.com’s annual Dreamforce extravaganza in San Francisco this year? If so, the Lighter Capital Team would love to see you there! Once again you will be able to find us in the Partner Zone at the Park Central Hotel on 3rd St and we are co-hosting a couple of great sessions for entrepreneurs. This year, we're excited to be a sponsor of the inaugural Salesforce Startup Summit. We're also co-sponsoring the CodeScience Genius Bash @ B Bar. Read on for more details!

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Our biggest day ever! What a great way to start Thanksgiving!

The Lighter Capital Team has a lot to be thankful for in 2014. We are on track to close our 70th deal by the year’s end, and today—the day before Thanksgiving—is our biggest closing day ever! Today we provided two great companies with $900,000 in funding to help them grow in 2015.

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Boost funding from Lighter Capital paves the way for Full Circle CRM

When’s the right time to bring an equity investor into your business? The answer is simple: when you are in your strongest negotiating position. Unfortunately that moment rarely lines up with the moment you need a capital injection.

Full Circle CRM is a prime example of a company nailing that target. When CEO Bonnie Crater and her team came to us in November 2013, they needed a capital injection to help grow their sales and marketing efforts and expand their development team. “We knew there were opportunities to be exploited, but we didn’t yet have the momentum to be on the radar of VC community,” says Crater, CEO of Full Circle CRM. “Lighter Capital gave us a path to our Series A funding.”

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Cloudbilt makes Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest growing companies

We are thrilled that Lighter Capital client Cloudbilt has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. The company, a provider of SaaS solutions on the Salesforce AppExchange, was ranked as number 227 in the Inc. 500 list, and number 15 in the software category. Cloudbilt’s revenue growth in this period was remarkable: 1,995%! Congratulations!

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CoreCommerce fuels their growth with funds from Lighter Capital

According to CoreCommerce, if you can surf the internet, you can build an online store using their services. No doubt the 13,000 online businesses in 70 countries that they currently serve, would agree. We're excited to help CoreCommerce grow their business with revenue-based financing.

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8 principles from Salesforce on how to become a successful enterprise app company

We wanted to share with you some great insights from the folks at Salesforce on what it takes to build a successful enterprise app company. We work with many Salesforce ISVs as well as other enterprise app companies and these 8 principles match closely to paths traveled by the most successful companies we've funded. Not to steal their thunder—because you should definitely take the 10 minutes to look through the e-book—but here's how some of the key insights from Salesforce relate to raising capital.

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Lighter Capital provides $500,000 to NetSuite reseller Epiphany

Epiphany Solutions raised $500,000 from Lighter Capital to facilitate their next big leap in growth and further build their market advantage. Epiphany just celebrated its 12th year in partnership with NetSuite and is one of the premier NetSuite Solution Providers and SuiteCloud Developers in the world. They were recently awarded the NetSuite 5-Star Award for 2014, which is given to NetSuite Solution Provider Partners who generate over $1 million in NetSuite revenue per year.

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