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Websitelightercapital.com
Bloglightercapital.co...
Twitter@lightercapital
CategoryFinance/Venture
Emailinfo@lightercapit...
Employees9
Founded6/2010
DescriptionEarly Stage Tech Financing

Offices

Seattle, USA
719 2nd Ave
Suite # 1402
Seattle, WA, 98104
USA

People

CEO
CTO
VP of Business Development
VP of Credit & CIO
Board of Directors & Co-Founder
Board of Directors
Sr. Director of Marketing
Chairman

Funding

TOTAL $6M
FUNDING TOTAL $6M
Venture Round, 6/2010
Voyager Capital
Founder's Co-op
$6M

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Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital was created to address the needs of business owners with a new form of growth funding.

Instead of lending money at fixed rates, Lighter Capital offers loans in exchange for a percentage of future revenues. So payments start small, and only increase as the company is able to grow revenues. Lighter Capital invests $50,000 to $500,000 in growing tech-based companies.

Investment qualifications:

  • Annual revenue > $200k
  • Gross margin >50%
  • SaaS, ISV, or Tech focused

Advantages of a Lighter Capital investment:

  • No dilution, no loss of control
  • Fast access to capital ~ 1 month
  • Flexible payments

This approach, called revenue based finance, is common in the mining and entertainment industries, and now Lighter Capital is applying it to the needs of tech-based companies

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Lighter Capital demoing at FinovateFall 2013

Added: 3/17/14
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Lighter Capital demoing at FinovateFall 2011

Added: 3/19/14

Screenshots

Lighter Capital screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 8/10/11

Sources

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  2. Three Carolina tech companies get funds from Lighter Capital (vccircle.com) [edit]
    Lighter Capital provides $250,000 in funding to cloud services leader – VirtualQube (lightercapital.com) [edit]
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