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Lighter Capital Accelerates Lending Growth; Names Anthea Louie Chief Marketing Officer


SEATTLE (October 30, 2018) — Lighter Capital, the leading fintech lender to tech startups, today announced that Anthea Louie has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Louie will be responsible for elevating Lighter Capital’s visibility among small technology businesses seeking capital for rapid growth, but without surrendering equity.

“Anthea is a seasoned leader who will play an important role in helping us penetrate new customer segments and expand our footprint in the tech lending space,” said BJ Lackland, CEO of Lighter Capital. “She has a builder mentality and a long track-record of success leading and transforming marketing organizations for high-growth companies. I’m excited to have Anthea on our team and I look forward to working with her as we scale our business in the months ahead.”

Ms. Louie is a seasoned marketing and digital executive who has led global marketing for some of the world’s most successful B2C and B2B brands, including Symantec, SAP, Yahoo!, Disney Store, and Epson. Most recently, she served as VP of Digital Business and Marketing for DigiCert (formerly Symantec Website Security). She also served as VP of Digital Business and Marketing for Symantec where she built and led an insights-driven global marketing organization focused on delivering integrated marketing and digital programs that drove revenue growth, market leadership, customer engagement and loyalty. Ms. Louie has held a number of senior marketing leadership roles with responsibilities spanning product and corporate marketing, digital, eCommerce, CRM, integrated marketing and demand generation, business development, and go-to-market.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Lighter Capital and the small business lending industry,” Ms. Louie said. “Lighter Capital has redefined startup financing, giving entrepreneurs access to non-dilutive capital in order to grow their business and get to the next level. I’m looking forward to the challenge of building a high-performing marketing organization that actively engages with these entrepreneurs to foster a community of small businesses that have found success with Lighter Capital.”

Ms. Louie has been recognized for her achievements, including being named in 2016 to the list of “50 Influential Women In Digital Marketing” by TopRank Marketing. Most recently, Ms. Louie completed The Wharton School’s Executive Education program in Leadership and Management.

Lighter Capital is the pioneering leader in founder-friendly, non-dilutive financing. Since 2010, we have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in over 1,000 rounds of financing to U.S., Canadian, and Australian tech companies. Founders achieve success on their terms with Lighter’s tech-enabled financing which has no fees and does not require the company to give up equity. The application process takes minutes and requires no pitch deck. Beyond financing, Lighter’s “more than money” benefits provide founders access to invaluable connections within the Lighter Capital Community, resources, and product discount opportunities. Learn more and apply at

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