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What Startups Need to Know About Seeking Financing During the Pandemic

As you navigate this challenging new terrain, we want to help. Here are some considerations to keep in mind as you evaluate the best financing options for your business—today, and in the long-run as you continue to reach for growth milestones.

Know and Maximize Your Runway

Your runway is the amount of time you can operate before being insolvent. In this article, we cover how to calculate your company's runway, the advantages of a longer runway, how to extend your runway by cutting costs, and how revenue-based financing can help you build a longer runway.

Startup Debt Capital

Why Startup Founders are Turning to Non-Dilutive Debt Capital to Fuel Growth

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing, term loans, and lines of credit to fuel growth.

Lighter Capital Expands Access Canada Tech Startups

Now Offering Canadian Tech Startups Access to Entrepreneur-Friendly Financing

Debt is the most cost effective form of capital for early stage companies. We’ve created a fast, easy way for revenue-generating tech startups to access financing without having to give up any equity or control - now available to the Canadian market.

Startup Financing Application

How Lighter Capital Streamlines Startup Financing Applications

At Lighter Capital, we built a streamlined startup financing application process to welcome new applicants. See how we make it easy for startups to apply.

Stock Warrants

What are Stock Warrants and Why Lighter Capital Doesn’t Use Them

A stock warrant is an agreement in which a lender has a right to buy equity in the future at a price established when the warrant was issued. But what are the risks? Why do venture lenders require them? Here's everything startup founders need to know.

Venture Capital Investment Evaluation

The Role of Data in Venture Capital and Revenue-Based Financing

Data matters at Lighter Capital. It’s the primary tool we use to make financing decisions. Data matters to venture capitalists (VCs) as well. But is it the primary tool that VCs use to make investment decisions?

Personal Guarantee

What Is a Personal Guarantee on a Business Loan and Why We Don’t Require One

As a business owner, it’s important to know what a personal guarantee on a business loan is - and, most importantly, that there are alternative funding options that don’t require one.