Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital was created to address the needs of business owners with a new form of growth funding. Instead of lending money at fixed rates, Lighter Capital offers loans in exchange for a percentage of future revenues. So payments start small, and only increase as the company is able to grow revenues. Lighter Capital invests $50,000 to $500,000 in growing tech-based companies. Investment qualifications: - Annual revenue > $200k - Gross margin >50% - SaaS, ISV, or Tech focused Advantages of a Lighter Capital investment: - No dilution, no loss of control - Fast access to capital ~ 1 month - Flexible payments This approach, called revenue based finance, is common in the mining and entertainment industries, and now Lighter Capital is applying it to the needs of tech-based companies
Company Growth (employees)
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
47 (est)+3%
Lighter Capital was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Lighter Capital

BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

John Roper

John Roper

Erik Benson

Erik Benson

Director & Co-Founder
Jon Prentice

Jon Prentice

Associate, Business Development
Molly Otter

Molly Otter

VP of Credit & CIO

Lighter Capital Office Locations

Lighter Capital has an office in Seattle
Seattle, US (HQ)
1180 1501 4th Ave

Lighter Capital Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$115 m

Latest funding size

$9 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Lighter Capital's latest funding round in November 2015 was reported to be $9 m. In total, Lighter Capital has raised $115 m

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Lighter Capital Online and Social Media Presence

Lighter Capital News and Updates

Term Sheet — Monday, December 19

On deals and dealmakers.

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Lighter Capital Company Life and Culture

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