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Valuation Caps: Necessary or Evil?

Are you considering using convertible notes for your next round of fundraising? If so, it’s important to know what a valuation cap is — especially since it may be the key to convincing investors to take a chance on your company.

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Startup Financing Options

There are many alternative financing options for early-stage tech startups. Here we review the pros and cons of the most common three.

7 Mistakes Startups Make with Taxes

If you’ve only recently started up, you might think that worrying about and planning for taxes is something you can do later, when your company starts earning revenue. If that’s the case, it could cost you. Avoid these 7 common tax mistakes.

3 Core Values We Believe in SMB Online Lending

Here are three core values that Lighter Capital believes in helping to drive the online lending industry forward. We call it Capital-as-a Service, a way of providing capital that better serves the entrepreneurs.

Warrants and Stock Options: Legalities and Tax Implications

Whether you're an entrepreneur or an investor, here's what you need to know on warrants and stock options.