What is Debt Financing

Insights on venture debt.

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

River SaaS Capital Hires Chief Investment Officer

CLEVELAND, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — River SaaS Capital welcomes Wendy Jarchow to the team as Chief Investment Officer. Ms. Jarchow will manage River SaaS Capital’s portfolio of loans, devise strategies for growth and act as a liaison between investors. “Wendy has a wealth of investment and start-up knowledge, and we are excited to have her …Read More

River SaaS Capital Featured in Crain’s Cleveland

Private lender closes its first deal with local software company Banyan Technology May 22, 2016- River SaaS Capital wants to lend money to software companies — even if they haven’t yet turned a profit. The new company, a subsidiary of River Capital Finance in Westlake, is hunting for “software as a service” companies that can …Read More

River Capital Finance Announces Launch of New Business, River SaaS Capital

CLEVELAND, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — River Capital Finance, a TruWest Company, announces the launch of their new business, River SaaS Capital.  The company specializes in debt financing options for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies located in the United States. “With recent cloud based businesses growing at a rate of 36% compound annual growth rate, we realized that …Read More