What is Debt Financing

Insights on venture debt.

Craft Beers and SaaS Have More in Common Than You Might Think

There’s always a bit of fear when it comes to starting a new business. We should know—we started two of them in the last two years! The first was Sibling Revelry Brewery, a craft-brewing operation that began as a family passion project and has grown into a 4,000 barrel per year operation. The second was River …Read More

Don’t Assume You Need Venture Capital, Plus a Few Other Nuggets From SaaStr Annual 2017

Last month we attended the SaaStr Annual meeting. The three-day conference, now in its third year, featured more than 150 speakers spread across multiple stages, and close to 10,000 attendees. SaaStr definitely drew the elite when it comes to speakers. Some were high profile—Twilio, Veeva, Slack, Evernote, Oracle, Gainsight. Others were less known, but equally …Read More

Small SaaS Companies Need Capital Too: Three ways RSC is giving more capital options to underserved SaaS firms

By now, you’ve probably heard some of the many reasons growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies make excellent credit risks for lenders. These companies have market traction, customers and fixed/predictable revenue. They also have variable costs, meaning that they can scale up or trim their spending as needed to make the best use of the capital they …Read More

Year One In The Life Of River SaaS Capital

When I joined the family business 18 years ago, I was fresh out of college. Back then, River Capital Finance was in the process of becoming what it is today—but in those days we were still very young. We started out under the name MRK Leasing in the mid-90’s and were still a small broker, …Read More

Debt vs. Equity: Why Not Both?

In previous posts we’ve covered some of the reasons lenders love SaaS companies, explained why SaaS companies should be considering debt-based capital options in lieu of traditional equity-based investments and even offered tips on how to find the right lender for you. What we haven’t discussed is how well debt-based options can work alongside equity investments …Read More

Five Takeaways From The 2016 Women Who Fund Forum

Last month, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel discussion at the second annual Women Who Fund Forum, held in conjunction with the annual Michigan Private Equity Conference at The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. My panel, like the event itself, was focused on connecting and engaging women business leaders, investors and …Read More