Startup funding solutions for Australia tech startups

Lighter Capital Secures $30M Fund from the Victorian Government to invest in Australian Tech Startups

Venture Growth Fund will see the state government co-investing with institutional investors to give high-growth, revenue-generating startups across all industries access to non-dilutive capital to expand their business and increase their workforce.

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Lighter Capital & NAB: A Collaboration to Support Innovation for Australian Startups

Choosing the right long-term growth partners saves you time when you’re busy growing – and lays the foundation for your future growth and success. Reach your next milestone with our exclusive offer, tailored specifically to the needs of early stage Australian startups.

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Flexible, Non-Dilutive Financing Solutions to Grow Your Startup

Get access to $50K - $1M AUD (or up to $4M USD) with the ability to mix-and-match based on your capital needs.

Revenue-Based Financing

Entrepreneur-friendly growth capital that scales with your company.

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Lighter Term Loan

A traditional small business loan structure with a forward commitment* for access to more capital in the future.

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Lighter Revenue-Based Financing Lighter Term Loan
Capital Needs Growth Capital Growth Capital
Common Use Cases Immediate access to growth funding now and potential for additional funds as your company grows Immediate access to growth funding now and pre-approval for additional funds
Funding Structure Revenue-based loan that scales with your company’s performance. No fees. Traditional small business loan with forward commitment.* No fees.
Repayment Schedule Flexible payments based on your company’s ups and downs Fixed payments to better manage costs
Equity Warrants Not required Not required
Not required Not required
Board Seats Not required Not required
Funding Available $50K - $1M AUD (or up to $4M USD in total capital funding, with the ability to mix and match fund structures based on needs
Tech companies (Software, SaaS, tech services, etc.)
$15K MRR (average minimum) AUD
Based in Australia or a subsidiary in Australia

Finding the Right Financing for Your Capital Needs

Looking to finance your startup? Learn about the different startup funding options available today, how to compare them, and assess your true cost of capital. Watch our Webinar on Demand or download the Playbook today.

Your Company. Your Terms.

Get revenue-based financing or term loans with pre-approval for a forward commitment. You decide how and where to spend it. Don’t just meet your next milestone – exceed it.

Is our funding a fit for you?

For tech companies only

Software, SaaS, tech services, etc.

You’re generating revenue

Your monthly recurring revenue (MRR) has averaged at least $15K on average

You’re in Australia.

Based in Australia or a subsidiary in Australia.

You don’t need to be profitable

We don’t require you to be profitable, but we do like to see a path to profitability.

You have customer diversity

You’re currently supplying your products or services to at least 10 clients.

Funding that scales

Funding that scales as your company grows. Follow-on rounds in as little as a week.

We Lead the Pack.

Lighter Capital is the largest provider of non-dilutive debt capital to early stage tech startups.

400+ Companies Funded

$200M Invested

700+ Rounds of Funding

Connect with our Investment Team.

Based in Australia, we can help you grow your tech company - your way.

Matt Dowling, Investment Director, Email Me

Brandon Krongold, Investment Coordinator, Email Me

All currency on this page is listed in Australian Dollars and the amounts are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Lighter Capital.