The Venture Debt Conference

October 20, 2022 | White Plains, NY

The Largest Forum Dedicated to Non-Dilutive Financing Strategies for Emerging Growth Companies

About DealFlow Events | The Venture Debt Conference

About The Conference

The use of venture debt has gained in popularity as emerging growth companies remain private longer and seek creative forms of financing that minimize dilution. Many debt products such as term loans, revenue-based financing, receivables financing, and equipment financing fall under the broad moniker of venture debt, but despite the growing popularity of these products, for many, venture debt remains an unfamiliar form of financing.

The Venture Debt Conference offers a unique opportunity for networking and discussion of non-dilutive loan strategies for VC-backed and emerging growth companies. Hosted by DealFlow Events, this full-day forum addresses the growing interest in using venture debt to complement venture capital and to discuss alternative financing to companies unfamiliar with these investment strategies.

Who’s Attending

This event draws a broad range of finance professionals including:

  • Specialty Lending Firms
  • Commercial Banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investment Banks
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Law Firms
  • Revenue-based Lenders
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Specialty Finance Firms
  • Alternative Lenders
  • Venture-backed Companies

Why You Should Attend

DealFlow Events are widely recognized as the dominant networking forums in every market we cover. The Venture Debt Conference brings together the leading professionals focused on non-dilutive investment strategies.


Meet with other thought-leaders in the industry. You can count on the best networking during breaks and at the post-conference cocktail party to maximize your business development.


Expert Speakers

Our panelists and presenters are thought leaders in the industry. This is your opportunity to get in front of the industry’s decision-makers.


1-on-1 Meetings

This event offers a forum for privately scheduled meetings which you can coordinate using our event app.



Discussion of trends, debt structures and strategies, timing considerations and financing options for emerging growth companies.


Timely Topics and Innovative Programming

Here are just a few of the unique presentations and panel discussions we’re developing for The Venture Debt Conference:

  • Industry dynamics: The size and shape of the venture debt market, historical performance and future growth projections
  • Understanding the venture debt underwriting process: Creditworthiness and assessment of equity sponsors
  • Understanding debt structures for working capital vs. growth capital
  • Timing considerations: Raising debt alongside equity, raising between equity rounds, raising to fund an acquisition and the unique considerations of each approach
  • Typical financing terms of venture debt and how they differ from traditional bank loans
  • Common venture debt options including equipment financing, accounts receivable financing, and term loans
  • How companies are using venture debt to extend their cash runway and minimize equity dilution
  • The lender landscape: Commercial banks, specialty finance firms, alternative lenders, business development companies
  • Exploring revenue-based funding for recurring revenue business models
  • Senior venture loans vs. subordinated debt structures
  • Royalty-based funding for life sciences companies
  • Why late-stage venture lending is still the domain of banks and business development companies 
  • Using hybrid securities including convertible bonds, preferred stock, and debt with warrant kickers
  • Understanding the use of convertible debt at both early and late-stage private companies
  • Alternative lending structures including lines of credit, bridge loans, factoring, and merchant cash advances
  • Understanding the targeted marketing of business credit cards to VC-backed startups
  • How macro credit conditions and economic indicators impact the venture debt market
  • Market participants: Lenders, underwriting and credit companies, loan servicers, and loan brokers
  • Understanding possible headwinds in lending to startups including rising interest rates, increasing defaults, and reduced equity funding
  • Evaluating the growth of the venture debt market by sector

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

James Killer

Founder, Edilta

Lucy Melisa

Founder, Edilta

Melisa Rock

Lead Designer, Payol

Fredric Martin

Lead Designer, Payol

Agaton Ronald

Developer Expert

Laura Bryant

Developer Expert

Devid Arone

Founder, Cards

Henri Robert

Founder, Cards

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The Venue

The Opus Westchester

Three Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601

The Opus Westchester is conveniently located just outside of New York City and within walking distance of the White Plains Metro-North station. This event will occupy the entire Grand Ballroom to accommodate our attendees and sponsors.

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Early Registration Ends August 15, 2022




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