BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland has spent nearly 20 years as an investor in and executive at startups, raising or investing over $200 million. As an investor he’s been a VC, an angel, and is now the CEO of Lighter Capital, where he has overseen over 400 alternative investments in early stage tech companies. As an executive, he’s been on the executive team of three companies, including as the CFO of a public energy tech company. Connect with him on LinkedIn, and follow him on Twitter @bjlackland.

Defining and Building Your Company Culture: 3 Keys to Success

How to Define and Build Your Company Culture: 3 Keys to Success

For successful entrepreneurs, it pays to think through your company culture early on — and choose your team wisely. Here are 3 tips for shaping a culture that ensures your dream team is poised to reach its goals — and won’t fall apart during times of crisis.

5 Problems With Traditional Fundraising—and 1 Solution

Here are five problems with raising capital the old-school way, and one fundraising solution that’s starting to gain traction among tech startups.

5 Reasons to Choose Debt Over Equity Financing

Debt financing may offer its own hidden benefits over equity financing. Here are five reasons not to be skittish about financing your company with debt.

Lighter Capital named the fastest growing private tech company in Washington

Lighter Capital is named one of the fastest growing private companies in Washington along with 100 other local startups.