Lighter Capital

Investor type Venture Debt
Founders Andy Sack Erik Benson Randall Lucas

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Total investments 321
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$308K
Portfolio companies 207
Rounds per year 26.75
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 38
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
Summary

Lighter Capital is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2010. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Seattle. The venture was found in North America in United States.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as CRM, Internet. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Quip, BIGWORDS.com, Sellbrite. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund was created by Andy Sack, Erik Benson. Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Lighter Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2016. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Lighter Capital, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, REach, Lightbank. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Steven Tamm, Steve King, Shu Duan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Salesforce Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, Greycroft.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sendlane

Advertising
E-Commerce
Email Marketing
Information Technology
Marketing
Marketing Automation
Software
$450K09 Dec 2020 San Diego, California, United States

Sendlane

Advertising
E-Commerce
Email Marketing
Information Technology
Marketing
Marketing Automation
Software
$500K29 Jul 2020 San Diego, California, United States

publica.la

Internet
Publishing
Software
$90K28 May 2020 United States, " United States"}

SetSchedule

Big Data
Business Information Systems
Internet
Marketing Automation
Mobile Apps
Real Estate
SaaS
Virtual Assistant
$4M26 Jan 2020 Irvine, California, United States

Crafter Software

Mobile
Open Source
SaaS
Software
05 Dec 2019 Virginia, United States

RedRoute

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Internet
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$500K01 Nov 2019 New York, New York, United States

TechnoMile

Cloud Computing
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
Web Development
15 May 2019 Mclean, Virginia, United States

Aisle Planner

Business Intelligence
PaaS
Project Management
Publishing
SaaS
Software
Wedding
01 Jan 2019 California, United States

NinjaCat

Advertising
Analytics
Marketing
SaaS
SEM
SEO
Software
$1M05 Dec 2018 New York, New York, United States

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