Insights on venture debt.
Category: Thought Leadership
The venture capital success rate is are low, and there’s a reason and research to prove it. Here’s why you should weigh your options.
Venture Capital Can Pose a Productivity Challenge While venture capital funding (along with other models) provides resources that allow you to make improvements or changes, it’s not guaranteed that your SaaS business will become more productive as a result. In fact, raising venture capital funding can often have the reverse effect: when those funds come …Read More
SaaS business owners are often drawn to venture capital investors without considering other funding options. There are a number of reasons for this. The sheer popularity of venture capital, the perception that VC funding will make a company successful, the higher appetite for risk, and so on. In the end, SaaS owners are trading important …Read More
Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risk of Debt Financing? While there is certainly the risk of debt financing, there are also many benefits. Staying in control of your business’ day-to-day operations as well as its long-term goals. Regaining control of your business if equity is already in employees’ or investors’ hands. Extending your cash runway …Read More
Is Debt Financing Right for Your Business? We recently explored four strategic reasons why companies take on debt as opposed to other forms of financing, like equity financing or bank loans, debt financing provides a financial foundation for SaaS companies to achieve certain goals. These were situational and relative to where SaaS companies stood in …Read More
Wait, Isn’t Debt a Bad Thing? Then Why Do Big Companies Have Debt? You’re borrowing money that has to be repaid. You also have to pay interest on that debt, resulting in having to pay back more than what was borrowed in the first place. This can’t be a good thing! So why would companies …Read More
There are many benefits of debt financing. Here are some practical, real-world uses to consider as you evaluate your investment options.
Debt Financing Should Be Used for Growth If you’re researching how to grow a SaaS company, particularly during the scaling stage, you’re going to come across a lot of recommendations and financing options. These include everything from bank loans and debt financing to angel investors and venture capital sponsorship. You may have even obtained funding …Read More
As a scaling SaaS business, you may have come to a point where your SaaS marketing strategy needs to be revisited. Maybe everything you’ve done up to this point has plateaued. Maybe they aren’t moving the needle fast enough. Or you haven’t been able to dedicate the resources to invest in marketing. Whatever the situation, …Read More
Is It Time to Take Your Team to the Next Level? As a venture debt financing lender, we work with a number of scaling SaaS businesses that have varying goals for their growth capital. These goals might be ramping up sales and marketing efforts, extending their cash runway between raise rounds, and more. However, most …Read More