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What You Need to Know About Convertible Equity

Convertible debt and convertible equity - explained in plain English. What they are and when to use them.

Valuation Caps: Necessary or Evil?

Are you considering using convertible notes for your next round of fundraising? If so, it’s important to know what a valuation cap is — especially since it may be the key to convincing investors to take a chance on your company.

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Startup Financing Options

There are many alternative financing options for early-stage tech startups. Here we review the pros and cons of the most common three.

3 Core Values We Believe in SMB Online Lending

Here are three core values that Lighter Capital believes in helping to drive the online lending industry forward. We call it Capital-as-a Service, a way of providing capital that better serves the entrepreneurs.

Your Startup Pitch Deck: A Slide by Slide Overview

Pitch decks are one of the first key steps to gaining credibility with potential investors. Want to create a great deck? Here's a Pitch Deck Template.

4 Metrics to Track When Raising Capital

In the process of raising capital? Here are four key metrics you should track, along with what they mean for your business and your investors.