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Lighter Capital Expands Access Canada Tech Startups

Now Offering Canadian Tech Startups Access to Entrepreneur-Friendly Financing

Debt is the most cost effective form of capital for early stage companies. We’ve created a fast, easy way for revenue-generating tech startups to access financing without having to give up any equity or control - now available to the Canadian market.

Startup Financing Application

How Lighter Capital Streamlines Startup Financing Applications

At Lighter Capital, we built a streamlined startup financing application process to welcome new applicants. See how we make it easy for startups to apply.

Stock Warrants

What are Stock Warrants and Why Lighter Capital Doesn’t Use Them

A stock warrant is an agreement in which a lender has a right to buy equity in the future at a price established when the warrant was issued. But what are the risks? Why do venture lenders require them? Here's everything startup founders need to know.

Venture Capital Investment Evaluation

The Role of Data in Venture Capital and Revenue-Based Financing

Data matters at Lighter Capital. It’s the primary tool we use to make financing decisions. Data matters to venture capitalists (VCs) as well. But is it the primary tool that VCs use to make investment decisions?

Personal Guarantee

What Is a Personal Guarantee on a Business Loan and Why We Don’t Require One

As a business owner, it’s important to know what a personal guarantee on a business loan is - and, most importantly, that there are alternative funding options that don’t require one.

Debt Covenants

What Are Debt Covenants and Why Lighter Capital Rarely Uses Them on Loans

Debt covenants are promises borrowers make to engage or refrain from a specific action in return for a loan. Here's a rundown of everything founders should know about covenants - and why we don't use them on most loans.

Business Loan Cost of Capital

Considering a Business Loan? Don’t Ignore the True Cost of Capital

When considering a business loan to finance your capital needs, you’ll no doubt encounter a number of funding options - but beware of the true cost of capital. Here's what to look out for.

Revenue-Based Financing and Venture Capital Work Together

How Revenue-Based Financing and Venture Capital Funding Work Together

Beyond extending access to non-dilutive funding, Lighter Capital believes in building long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and venture capital (VC) investors. Our model thrives on collaboration with startup founders and with VCs.