BJ Lackland

Managing Partner


Equal Capital

25 years experience funding and operating startups. I have helped pioneer alternative growth capital for tech companies, funding over 300 companies over the past dozen years with revenue-based financing and growth debt. Raised $50M+ in venture capital, $400M+ in investing capital, and been Managing Partner, CEO or CIO of leading providers of alternative capital for startups.

Currently - Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Equal Capital LLC, a $200M fund providing $1M-$6M in growth debt to tech companies in the U.S. - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of IBI Spikes Fund, a $200M fund providing $1M-$6M in Revenue-Based Financing to tech companies in Israel

Previously - CEO of Lighter Capital for 7 years, pioneered Revenue-Based Financing and completed over 650 financings of $50k-$3M+, raised $220M in funding capital and $26M in venture capital, 5 straight years on the INC 5000 fastest growing companies in the US - Vice Chairman of Founders First Capital Partners, the leading provider of Revenue-Based Financing for diverse founders historically excluded from traditional sources of growth capital - VC at Summit Energy Ventures (Seed and Series A energy tech deals) - CFO of Power Efficiency, a public energy tech company

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday March 6, 2024

VC Debt Lending: How It Is Filling the Funding Gaps in the Equity and Bank Lending Markets

  • What are funding gaps, and how do companies fill them?
  • VC Debt lending provides essential funds in equity and bank lending markets
  • Tapping into the possibilities for growth and revenue