If you are a Microsoft® BizSpark™ member you already know that it gives you fast, easy access to current, full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses.

What you might not know is that Lighter Capital is a BizSpark Plus Network Partner, which means we are able to sponsor Bizspark member companies for the Windows Azure for BizSpark Plus Offer. The offer helps cover a startup’s cloud computing costs by providing a US $5,000 monthly credit on Windows Azure for 12 months.

For companies that Lighter Capital closes financing with it’s easy for us to get the ball rolling with the Bizspark team. There are just a few qualification requirements in order to be eligible. The offer is designed for early stage startups who are seed, angel or self-funded and are:

  • Developing software;
  • Less than five years old;
  • Privately held; and
  • Making less than US $1M annually.

So if you are looking for growth capital, get the process started by applying online for financing with Lighter Capital. We will connect with you once your application is underway. Be sure to mention your interest in the Windows Azure for BizSpark Plus Offer.

Not a Bizspark company?

The Windows Azure platform makes it easy for startups to get a production ready solution up and running quickly so you can focus on building your business. Windows Azure offers a simple, comprehensive, and powerful platform for the creation of web applications and services. It enables start-ups to focus on their business and create compelling products – not deal with operational hurdles.

It’s a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage startups.  BizSpark provides access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products; professional technical support from Microsoft; and connections to a global community of business experts who can help guide you through the hurdles of growing your business. Microsoft BizSpark’s requirements are minimal and best of all there are no fees.

So ignite your startup by enrolling in Microsoft BizSpark. You’ll find more program details here.

Lighter Capital is really excited to be Bizspark Plus Partner. Our success entirely depends on the success of the companies we invest in. It’s intrinsic to the way our Revenue-Based Loans work which is why we are committed to making connections that help our portfolio companies achieve their goals.  Learn more about Lighter Capital’s Network Partners.