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Seeking Investors for Your App or SaaS business Here’s What We Look For
Monday, June 23, 2014 by BJ Lackland
Recently I’ve written about why banks don’t understand App companies and how the VC model isn’t a good fit if you want to retain control of your company or don’t have a multi-billion dollar market opportunity. So it probably makes sense to talk about why we think App and SaaS companies make great investments, and what we at Lighter Capital look for.We focus on a particu...
Why Banks Struggle With SaaS Companies
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by BJ Lackland
In the “good old days”, companies took raw materials and assembled them into products (inventory), then sold the products generating account receivables (AR). These activities required lots of working capital and created hard assets – inventory and AR. So when a business wanted to get that working capital from the bank, the bank could lend and feel “safe”; if the busine...
Find Out Which Funding Option is Right for Your App Business
Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Software, technology and knowledge-based companies, including app centric businesses, pose a unique challenge when the owners are considering funding to fuel their growth. These companies exist in high-growth, high-margin markets and traditional financing options don’t always provide a good fit or are may not even be available.However, the reality is that to grow a busi...
Planning to Raise Capital The Strategy You Choose Today Will Change Your Company’s Future
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by BJ Lackland
Financing discussions for early stage software, technology and app companies typically focus on the sexiest and most elusive source offending - venture capital. But the truth is VC is not the only, nor the bestoption, for early stage businesses. There are emerging sources of capital that may make more sense for your business. At Lighter Capital we spen...
How To Get App Funding For Your Project, It's Easier Than You Think
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by BJ Lackland
Entrepreneurs can spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to get the capital injection they need to grow their businesses. The availability of investment funds from VC’s and angels is tight and equity fund raising is time-consuming and dilutive. And banks don’t have the loan products or underwriting models that suit asset-light App and SaaS companies. Seattle-ba...