You built your business.
Shouldn’t you get to keep it?

Founder-friendly capital to help you grow your business.

Who we are.

At Espresso, we’ve been providing venture debt since 2009.

265

companies funded

$417M

in loans advanced

Up to $15M

credit facilities

Why venture debt makes sense.

Incorporating venture debt into your overall capital mix is a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way of growing your business while avoiding the downsides of relying exclusively on equity.

It’s non-dilutive

Maintain greater value for co-founders, employees, and other early supporters.

You maintain control

Drive the strategic direction of the company you’ve worked so hard to build.

Some of the world’s leading technology companies use venture debt.

We’ve partnered with hundreds of innovative technology companies across Canada and the United States, bringing them the capital they need to fuel their business.

Nancy Peterson
Founder and CEO of Homestars

Faiz Abdulla
CEO of Rise People

Eric Green
Co-Founder and CEO of Askuity

Kyle Braatz
Co-Founder and CEO, FullScript

Why partner with Espresso?

At Espresso, we take the time to get to know your business and will work closely with you to structure the right deal to help your company scale.

Fast

Term sheets within 48 hours.
Funding in as little as 10 business days.

Fair

Pay for what
you use.

Flexible

Funding structured to support your growing and changing requirements.

Ideas to help you scale your business.

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