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Lighter Capital Raises Over $100m in Debt and Equity Led by Atlas and i80 Group


Lighter Capital, the leading provider of non-dilutive funding to tech startups, announced a capital raise of over $100m in debt and equity led by Atlas and i80 Group. Other Lighter Capital investors include National Australia Bank and Voyager Capital. This funding will enable Lighter Capital to continue to provide growth capital 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 startup 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, Atlas 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 

About Atlas

ATLAS SP Partners is a global investment firm that seeks to provide stable funding and capital markets services to companies seeking innovative and bespoke structured credit and asset backed finance solutions. We’re proud to build upon a legacy of excellence anchored in deep expertise and client service across the asset management landscape. 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

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

About Lighter Capital

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Marketing at Lighter Capital

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