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You don't have to grow it alone

Get ahead faster with an accomplished community of like-minded tech founders in your corner, as well as a network of capital and enterprise partners to help fuel your business.

BECOME A PARTNER

THE LIGHTER CLIENT COMMUNITY

Jump into Slack and spend less time feeling stuck

Like you, the Lighter Client Community thinks differently about how to grow a successful startup. 

 

Get fresh takes on solutions to familiar problems, candid feedback, and invaluable perspectives from a talented startup community that includes serial entrepreneurs with prior exits, first-time founders, ex-corporate executives, bootstrappers, solopreneurs, and more.

 

From fundraising to forecasting, you'll learn something new every time you check in to our private, always-on Slack community.

Guidance and support for navigating the road less traveled

"By choosing Lighter Capital, we received more than non-dilutive funding. The access they provided to other CEOs and resources were the benefits that helped me grow the business."

Rob Farrow

Co-Founder and CEO, Aisle Planner

"What I love about working with Lighter Capital, well there are a few things. First, they're masterminds. I'm working with experts to efficiently and effectively scale my business. The other thing is the connections — connections to customers, connections to potential investors, and connections to partners with valuable frontline insight into the successes and struggles of hundreds of high-growth startups."

Brandon Bornancin

Founder and CEO, Seamless.AI

$3M to $25M ARR

300% growth

No matter your next milestone, our expansive network can help get you there

Looking for new sales pipeline? Ready to raise your Series A? We'll help make it happen and launch your business into its next growth stage.

 

Get a warm introduction to one of the hundreds of enterprise and capital partnerships we've established over the last decade, support preparing presentation and a pitch deck for that next big raise, and so much more!

Interested in joining the Lighter Capital portfolio?

Apply for up to $4M in non-dilutive growth capital to get started, or learn more about our founder-friendly startup funding solutions.

A long-term financial partnership

Spencer Lee, CEO of Telin, saw value in a capital provider who could offer easy access to multiple rounds of funding that would scale with the business as it grew. 

 

With Lighter Capital he got the long-term financial partner he wanted and so much more.

Watch the video to hear from Spencer about why he chose Lighter Capital.

Scale efficiently with discounted business solutions from our partners

Build out the infrastructure to support scaled growth, find new solutions that help you increase revenue more effectively, and more.

 

You'll discover smarter ways to grow your startup, without burning up all your cash by accessing $100,000-plus in product and service discounts from our partners, including AWS, Hubspot, and more.

Finance and funding
Acquisitions
People and culture
Leadership
Sales
Marketing
Scaling
Revenue growth

Drive the results that matter to you and your business

Level-up when you join a leadership group

Connect monthly in a closed virtual environment with a small group of entrepreneurs from the Lighter Community whose startups share similar attributes such as revenue stage, growth stage, and industry. 

Leadership groups make it easy to further develop your business leadership abilities and to build deeper, mutually beneficial relationships — both professional and personal.

Share resources and knowledge, solve problems together, tap into each other's networks, and even find a coach or mentor.

Driven and accomplished
30% of exited portfolio companies have raised a seed round or higher
20% have been acquired; buyers include Amazon, Salesforce and Eventbrite
Nearly 25% of founders serve on a board of directors
50% have 2 or more degrees; one-third have an MBA
Diverse backgrounds and experiences
2 of 3 founders are first-time entrepreneurs
Over 10% are building their 3rd or 4th startup
Decades of professional experience spanning everything from retail to healthcare, and more
Nearly 1 in 4 portfolio companies have female leaders in their executive suite
Bootstrapped and venture-backed 
High-growth tech startup leaders
Half lead companies with 11 to 50 employees
One-third lead startups with under 10 employees
Serving industries that include legal, biotech, nonprofit, event management, construction, fashion, and many more
Mix of global and regional tech businesses, based in US, Canada, and Australia

The Lighter Community at a Glance

Get to know the 130+ active founders and executives who make up our dynamic client community.

Get more engaged in your local startup ecosystem

Nothing beats meeting people face-to-face. Attend a happy hour, a conference, and other enriching events in your area along with the Lighter Capital team and our partners. Check out our events calendar to see where we'll be next, and don't miss a chance to find your tribe in your own backyard.

  • Sep 27, 7:00 AM EDT – Sep 28, 7:00 PM EDT
    Woodruff Arts Center & Atlanta Symphony, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
    Looking for growth capital & connections? Let us know if you're going to Venture Atlanta, Lowery Thomas would love to connect.
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  • Oct 11, 4:00 PM – Oct 13, 3:00 PM
    Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758, USA
    Join like-minded founders, CEOs, and leaders from SaaS and technology startups across the U.S. for Lighter Capital's annual two-day retreat. An event to connect, collaborate, and expand your knowledge as leaders together. Thanks to gold sponsor, Alpine Investors.
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  • Oct 15, 8:00 AM – Oct 22, 6:00 PM
    Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia
    Looking for growth capital & connections? Let us know if you're going to SXSW Sydney, investment director Greg Bryan would love to connect.
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  • Nov 09, 7:40 AM – 7:00 PM
    Hilton Culver City, 6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
    The Recurring Revenue Conference is the #1 SaaS and Cloud Conference in SoCal. Join 700+ leaders for a one day event that provides 20+ sessions from keynotes and fireside chats to breakout sessions and roundtable topic-led discussions.
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“I came away from the Lighter Summit energized and with a new perspective on how to move my business forward. Someone said that being an entrepreneur is lonely—how true! Spending a few days sharing experiences with other members of the 'Lonely-Hearts Club' was like stopping at an oasis in the middle of the desert. It will have an impact on me for a long time to come.”

David Gould, Principal at

Solution One Partners

Retreat, recharge, and reconnect at the Lighter Summit

Once a year, the Lighter Community gathers in-person to bond and brainstorm over two full days at this intimate and unique event in our host city. The thoughtfully curated mix of atmosphere, activities, and content inspires organic exchanges of ideas and serendipitous new relationships.

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High-caliber founder communities that offer collaboration, networking, knowledge resources, and cost-saving discounts can give you a unique advantage and help you steer your startup towards long-term success — but usually they come at a steep price. Lighter Capital clients get a powerful community along with funding, at no extra cost. It's everything you need to amplify your growth and realize your dreams on your terms.

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