New York — September 26, 2019 —Espresso Capital announced today that it has provided New York-based Vidrio Financial, an award-winning financial technology platform for allocators to external managers, with a $5 million revolving debt facility. The company plans to use the capital to build its sales and marketing efforts and accelerate growth.
“We were looking for short-term working capital to make strategic investments in our go-to-market strategy,” says Vidrio President, Federico De Giorgis. “While we were offered other forms of capital, we decided venture debt was a better option given where we’re at with the business.”
Ultimately, the debt facility from Espresso will allow Vidrio to ramp up its sales and marketing efforts so that it can scale faster. The company plans to add headcount in these areas as well as make other investments, with the goal of increasing market awareness, and inbound and outbound lead generation.
While Vidrio could have chosen a number of venture debt providers, Espresso stood out for its flexibility. “We appreciated Espresso’s revolving debt structure because it will allow us to draw down funds from our credit facility at our discretion and pay them back as we go,” says Vidrio Founder & CEO Mazen Jabban. “The team took a creative and thoughtful approach to meeting our needs, and we really appreciated that.”
Building on recent client successes, Vidrio is on an aggressive path of growth and making significant investments as part of its go-to-market strategy, including newly revamped positioning and a new website. “It’s a great company with an excellent product, admirable international customer base, and a strong leadership team,” says Mark Gilbert, Espresso’s Director, Loan Origination. “We’re confident that with this investment, Vidrio will supercharge its growth and increase profitability.”
About Espresso Capital
Espresso empowers companies with innovative venture debt solutions. Since 2009, we’ve helped more than 270 technology companies and their investors accelerate growth, extend runway, and increase strategic flexibility with non-dilutive capital. Learn more at www.espressocapital.com.
Launched in 2011, Vidrio Financial LLC is a rapidly growing, innovative technology company providing institutional investors with the first technology-enabled service for today’s multi-asset-class portfolios. The company’s web-based platform provides an integrated suite of front to back-office services and applications to simplify and automate the overall investment management process, providing the all-important data management, asset transparency, and decision-support tools needed for superior investment insights. To learn more, visit www.vidrio.com.
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