Delivering flexible, entrepreneurial financing
Lighthouse has built a consistent track record of investing in companies that have become market leaders. We have an extensive business and venture capital network that we use on behalf of our portfolio companies. And our well-capitalized partnership and loyal base of limited partners provide the financial resources to fund substantial investments. Because we are a private partnership, we can structure more flexible, less restrictive financing solutions than regulated lending institutions, like banks. This flexibility is essential to support the changing requirements of emerging companies. Our independence gives our portfolio companies the greater financial independence they need to achieve their business visions.
Achieving success together
Independence. Lighthouse is not regulated like a bank. Lighthouse is a private partnership, which gives us crucial independence that our independently minded portfolio companies want and appreciate.
Flexibility. The most important difference is the flexibility of our products. We can tailor our investment to your specific needs and cash flow requirements. We understand that the road to success is not always smooth. As a Lighthouse portfolio company, you can count on us to stay close to your business to help you, even through tough times. This flexibility, combined with our competitive pricing, gives Lighthouse the unmatched ability to provide the kind of financing support you need, when you need it.
Experience. The Lighthouse team is the most experienced team of venture lenders in the industry. Our founders have worked together since 1988 lending to venture backed startups. Each of the managing directors at Lighthouse has substantial experience in financing or managing venture backed start-up companies. This experience allows Lighthouse to customize financing solutions for the best start-up companies in ways that provide true runway extension.
Loyalty. While our products are flexible, our commitment to your company is fixed. We focus on long-term success, just as you do. Once you become a Lighthouse portfolio company, we stay the course through good times and bad. We take a long-term approach to investments, and take a deep interest in your mission, an understanding of your business, and a strong belief in your ultimate success.
Risk taking. Unlike banks, we believe there is opportunity in risk because we have the experience to appropriately judge risk and an investor base that supports our approach to investing. We take an entrepreneurial, rather than a "credit analysis", approach to evaluating risk. Like a venture capitalist, we are investing in your future potential based on your current strengths.