insights on venture debt

Insights on venture debt.

Debt Financing vs. Equity Financing: Understanding the Key Differences

One Growing Company, Two Growth Choices Growing a SaaS business is no easy task, especially considering the vast differences between debt financing vs. equity financing. Regardless of your industry or geography, acquiring new customers, growing existing relationships, attracting top-performing talent, and managing the numerous administrative requirements of a business takes a great deal of effort …Read More

Just What is Venture Debt Financing, and How Did It Start?

A Solid Standalone or a Strategic Supplement As a business owner focused on growing a SaaS company, you may be exploring options to get more working capital and continue your growth trajectory — or even expedite it. Whether you’ve been funding your growth since the company started or have already received VC investment, venture debt …Read More

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 3,600 barrel per year operation. The second was River …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