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Getting to a successful exit takes more than money; why settle for financing from startup capital providers that offer nothing more than a term sheet? Build a runway that puts your entrepreneurial goals within reach and realize your dreams on your terms — faster — with funding from Lighter Capital.

Cash plus connections spur Flip’s $6.5M capital infusion

Voice assistant developer Flip (formerly RedRoute) used three rounds of non-dilutive financing to power phenomenal growth, resulting in its acquisition of $6.5 million in VC seed funding led by ScOp Venture Capital, Bullpen Capital, and a group of angel investors.

“Lighter was brilliant because of how easy and fast it was to access capital. Being non-dilutive and affordable are great, but time is everything for a founder. The VC support was absolutely above and beyond, and included an intro to one of our eventual investors.”

Brian Schiff

Co-Founder and CEO, Flip

Traditional banks don’t understand your business, so they tie you down with risk and restrictions. Most short-term debt burns up your cash quickly, making it impossible to scale. VC and equity partnerships require major sacrifices not only of time, but also of ownership and control.

 

Extend your runway — and your ownership value — with Lighter Capital's flexible, founder-friendly financing, which lets you keep your focus and your equity where they matter most: with your startup. 

Zero equity requirements
Right-size funding that scales with you
Payment terms up to 3 years, plus additional rounds/tranches
No personal guarantees, warrants, or restrictive covenants
Collaboration with a dedicated investment advisor
A quick, easy application process: No pitch decks, no presentations, no valuation negotiations

Grow sustainably with funding that won't slow you down or set you back later

Turn your revenue into runway and optimize your ownership value

"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

8X growth

Even when you’re forging your own path, it helps to have a brain trust you can tap for guidance and feedback. 

 

When you become part of Lighter Capital's exclusive startup community, we'll connect you with like-minded entrepreneurs who can help you quickly navigate challenges, remove roadblocks, and brainstorm strategies.

 

The Lighter Community is your gateway to everything you need to grow smarter — at no extra charge, simply because you're our client. 

Access to practical founder resources that support learning, leadership development, and more
130+ founders, CEOs, and other executives in our private global Slack community
Mix of first-time and serial entrepreneurs
Experienced professionals from industries including tech, health, automotive, retail, media, and hospitality
Highly-educated leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Nearly 1 in 4 serve on a board of directors

Become nimble and resilient with an accomplished founder community in your corner

Take the fast lane to your next milestone by expanding who and what you know

Style Arcade turns early success into a runway for growth

For a young startup, time is money. Over 12 months, Wessels secured three rounds of non-dilutive funding to broaden the business and add features and benefits to the software platform.

Style Arcade

Online marketplace BloomNation revolutionizes the multi-billion-dollar retail floral sector

Non-dilutive funding fueled its 50% growth year over year, solidifying the platform for an $11 million Series B funding round. The Santa Monica, Calif., startup eschewed cumbersome traditional financing in favor of Lighter Capital’s flexible alternatives.

BloomNation

Success is not the exception

Billion-dollar unicorns and massive VC funding rounds might grab headlines, but only a tiny fraction of tech startups find themselves in those situations. We’ve partnered with more than 500 startups that achieved success on their terms. 

 

See what they have to say about working with Lighter Capital.

Get capital to grow without giving away your equity

Apply for up to $4M in non-dilutive funding from Lighter Capital — our secure online app takes less than two minutes.

1,000+

funding rounds

Over 20% of our clients have experienced an exit event

$300M+ 

growth capital financed

Largest network of banking, venture, and legal partners

500+

startups funded

Active tech startup community with over 130 founders

Maximize the return on your next raise

Scott Sehon, CFO of Numercale, wanted to retain as much equity as possible with the company's upcoming raise. 

 

He discovered they could do just that — plus enjoy many benefits they would gain from working with a traditional VC partner — with non-dilutive financing from Lighter Capital.

Watch the video to hear from Scott about his experience.

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"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

Let us open new doors for you!

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 with a warm introduction to one of the hundreds of enterprise and capital partnerships we've established over the last decade.

Protect your bottom line as you scale with discounted SaaS solutions

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.

The Lighter Summit

Bond and brainstorm at our annual two-day founders' retreat

Leadership Groups

Collaborate regularly with a custom-matched group of up to 10 founders

Local Meetups

Join us at a happy hour, a conference, and other startup events near you.

Make connections that improve your trajectory

Virtual and in-person channels for networking, collaborating, and learning can be tailored to fit your preferences so you can effortlessly build fruitful relationships and gain game-changing knowledge that move you and your business ahead faster.

“Lighter Capital’s model is so innovative — a debt provider that’s essentially a VC partner. We get the financial rigor, network and strategic guidance that a VC would give us, and that’s been incredibly helpful.”

Bant Breen

Founder and Chairman, Qnary

2X

Increase in revenue

$2M+

Non-dilutive growth capital raised over two rounds

Get money to grow, plus a whole lot more

With Lighter Capital you get an experienced financial partner that invests in you and your company's future without requiring equity or a board seat.

WHY CHOOSE LIGHTER CAPITAL?

Ready to transform your startup into the healthy SaaS business investors adore?

Measure what matters and build momentum

You'll make better strategic decisions when you track and report KPIs that reveal the health of your growing SaaS business

Improve cash flow management

When you become more skilled at managing cash flow, you'll free up time so you can create more value for your customers

Clean up financials and accounting

Learn how to develop accurate, ordered financials that improve operations and showcase your strength as a business leader 

Broaden your financial and business acumen

 From transparency throughout our qualification process to how our loans are structured, working with Lighter Capital gives you ample opportunities to deepen your understanding of startup finance, as well as the SaaS metrics that investors want to see.

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Aisle Planner
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MapAnything
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