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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.

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?

Revenue-Based Financing and Venture Capital Work Together

How Revenue-Based Financing and Venture Capital Funding Work Together

Beyond extending access to non-dilutive funding, Lighter Capital believes in building long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and venture capital (VC) investors. Our model thrives on collaboration with startup founders and with VCs.

debt financing startups

4 Debt Financing Sources for Pre-Venture Capital Backed Startups

There are excellent arguments for seeking debt capital instead of venture funding. In this article, we'll cover the 4 most common sources of debt capital for pre-VC funded startups.

Revenue-based financing industry report

The First Ever Revenue-Based Financing Industry Report

Explore the changing landscape of tech startup financing and learn about the growing trend of alternative financing options like revenue-based financing.

Capital-as-a-Service

Capital-as-a-Service: A Partnership Model to Help Startups Grow

Capital-as-a-Service is a form of funding that leverages technology to partner with startups as they grow. This model automates the funding process to rapidly structure and fund loans so that startup founders can spend less time fundraising and more time growing their businesses.

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice about VC

5 Reasons Why SaaS Entrepreneurs Should Think Twice About VC

Before you barrel ahead with crafting your pitch deck, stop and think twice about whether venture capital (VC) is the right choice for your business. VC has some major drawbacks, after all. Here are five reasons you may want to think twice about it.