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Revenue-based financing industry report

The First Ever Revenue-Based Financing Industry Report

Explore the changing landscape of tech startup financing and learn about the growing trend of alternative financing options like revenue-based financing.

Seed Funding

Seed Funding: How It Works

Seed funding, as the name suggests, is funding designed to germinate an idea into a business at its beginning stages. Here's how seed funding works.

SaaS Finance - Funding for Startups

SaaS Finance 101: Funding for Startups That Are ‘Non-VC-Compatible’

While getting VC funded has long been touted as the ultimate goal for the SaaS business model, founders are increasingly skeptical that this is the best (or at least only) way to grow a company.

Convertible Notes - Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)

Be Careful with Convertible Notes: Your SAFE May Hurt You

If you are a startup founder or CEO considering using a convertible note, a SAFE or another type of convertible instrument, there is a little-known aspect of such instruments that can cost you a lot in dilution: the number of shares included in the denominator.

Debt Capital

Alternatives to Venture Capital: Debt Capital vs. Private Equity [Infographic]

This article covers alternatives to venture capital for funding a startup and compares the pros and cons of choosing debt capital over private equity.

Company Valuation

How Startup Valuation Works and How a Company Valuation Affects Financing

This article covers how startup valuation works, how you should be thinking about valuation in general and what it means for you now and down the road.

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

How to Raise a Series A Round from Venture Capital Investors

Raising a series A round of funding from venture capital investors is a long and stressful process, but if your startup needs funding, this is what you can expect.

Fast Funding Business

When Opportunity Comes Knocking, Fast Funding Opens the Door

Entrepreneurs raise capital in order to have a war chest that lets them capitalize on opportunities. The problem is getting that war chest is a horribly slow, inefficient, and distracting process. Providing fast funding is one of the ways Lighter Capital is seeking to revolutionize the business of startup finance.