Lighter Capital’s Third Year on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Lighter Capital has for the third consecutive year been name to the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The 2018 list, released this month, includes what Inc. calls “the most inspiring companies of 2018”—“superstars” that will be “the source of much future job growth.”

While only around 12 percent of U.S. companies see revenue growth of 25 percent or more in a single year, every company on the Inc. 5000 list has grown by at least 50 percent over the past three years. Lighter Capital, sitting at number 776 overall and number 37 in the financial services category, had a 647 percent rate of growth between 2014 and 2017.

“It’s all about our amazing clients — the more than 200 startups we’ve funded since 2010,” said BJ Lackland, Lighter Capital’s CEO. “When our clients grow fast, we grow fast too, so their success is our success. We are lucky to work with such phenomenal partners.”

A number of those clients have made the list as well, some of them for the second, third, or fourth year in a row. TBX, with 1,429 percent growth, sits at number 348 in its second year on the list. Back At You Media (2713) has also been listed for the second year in a row, Ceterus (#2419) for the third, and HireAHelper.com (#3724) for the fourth.

At Lighter, we are enthused to see what the next year will bring. Working with exciting companies like those on this list, we are sure our business will continue to be as fast-growing as it is fun.

Katherine Gustafson is a full-time freelance writer specializing in content for mission-driven changemakers such as tech disruptors in fintech, healthcare IT, and B2B SaaS. She also does corporate work on business topics including accounting, management, and innovation for companies such as KPMG, TD Bank, Workday, Avalara, and Adobe. She is the author of a book about innovation in sustainable food, and her writing has appeared in a wide variety of sites and publications including QuickBooks Resource Center, Business Insider, and Forbes. Follower her on Twitter @k_m_g.