Renée Baker and Tom Niehaus founded Pivotal Capital in 2013. The firm provides venture debt financing for equipment purchasing, growth capital, and acquisitions to U.S. venture-backed companies in the technology, life sciences, and sustainable energy sectors.
Only a handful of firms are in the business of lending to startup enterprises; Pivotal Capital is one of the newest. But the people who founded Pivotal have extensive experience in venture debt. Experience is important. But so is approach. At Pivotal Capital, we are entrepreneurial. We understand the challenge of growing companies, and the combination of experience and insight makes Pivotal Capital a better lender.
Capital is our product—but our product is also backed by knowledge, experience, and insight, all of which can be useful to the success of our clients. Pivotal Capital is also a great lender precisely because their portfolio companies get the full benefit of our time, attention, and responsiveness.
We’d like to talk with entrepreneurs with at least one round of traditional venture capital financing who are looking for an alternative source of capital to help them reach their goals. We want to answer questions about venture debt, of course; even more important, we want to learn about new businesses, technologies, and markets.