VD  Lighter Capital


     Office Locations:

1501 4th Ave #1180
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-455-9633



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    Lighter Capital provides revenue-based financing to small businesses to fund growth in return for a small percentage of future years' revenues. Lighter Capital's revenue-based financing of $50K to $2M is intended for early-stage businesses that have established success and are primed for growth, but are cash-constrained and need access to capital. As a pioneer in providing revenue-based loans to startups, Lighter Capital is responsible for bringing the funding application and negotiation process online - enabling applicants to have complete visibility into every aspect of the evaluation process. Additionally, Lighter Capital provides its portfolio companies with access to a set of support resources, such as executive counsel and marketing assistance. The firm's 'RevenueLoan' was created to be a light-weight and flexible financing option with entrepreneur-friendly terms. With no dilution, no loss of control, and no fixed repayment schedule, entrepreneurs can stay focused on growing their businesses. The firm's financing model is best suited for companies that are currently generating at least $60,000 in annual revenue. Since 2012, Lighter has provided over $75 million in growth capital to almost 200 startups. Lighter Capital is affiliated with Founder's Co-op (see profile).



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Allen Johnson Senior Managing Director
    BJ Lackland CEO
    Joe Silver Vice President
    John Roper CTO
    Molly Otter CIO


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