Lighter Capital, the leading provider of non-dilutive financing to tech startups, announced a capital raise of over $100m in debt and equity led by Credit Suisse and i80 Group. Other Lighter Capital investors include National Australia Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Voyager Capital. This funding will enable Lighter Capital to continue to provide growth funding to hundreds of additional companies in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Lighter Capital has helped over 400 founders grow their businesses without giving up equity, board seats or control. A few examples of recent client success stories are Aisle Planner, Courseloop, and Fishtown Analytics. Revenue-Based Financing perfectly aligns Lighter Capital interests with those of their customers by allowing companies to vary their loan repayments based on revenue. Lighter’s mission is to help startups realize their dreams without giving up equity too soon and without an onerous debt burden.

Lighter’s application process is fast and simple. The team at Lighter understands that entrepreneurs are time-poor and would rather spend energy growing their businesses than raising capital.

“We are proud to welcome Lighter Capital, a pioneer and leader in revenue based financing, into our portfolio. We look forward to working with the Lighter team to fund exciting and innovative entrepreneurs.”
– Asher Hochberg, Managing Director at i80 Group

Lighter Capital is more than just a funding vehicle. The company provides its customers with valuable connections to each other as well as other funding sources as their businesses grow.

“We are thrilled to welcome new capital providers, Credit Suisse and i80 Group. Their teams share our passion for helping entrepreneurs to scale their businesses while retaining equity and control.”
– Melissa Widner, CEO at Lighter Capital

Melissa Widner, CEO

About Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, they have a global reach that extends to about 50 countries worldwide across mature and emerging markets. For more information, please visit

About i80 Group
i80 Group is an investment firm designed to propel the innovation economy forward by empowering growth. The firm provides bespoke financing solutions that are unique to each partner’s needs, advancing them through critical growth milestones. Like the I-80 freeway from which it takes its name, the firm operates at the intersection of Silicon Valley innovation and Wall Street finance. For more information, please visit

About Lighter Capital
Lighter Capital is the leading provider of non-dilutive funding to SaaS companies through revenue-based financing. Since 2010, Lighter Capital has focused on revolutionizing startup finance through a tech-enabled lending process. For more information on Lighter Capital, please visit To apply for non-dilutive financing, please go to

Conley Sampson
Director of Marketing Automation & Growth at Lighter Capital