Our Approach

True Venture Debt

We understand what it’s like to be in your shoes; we have been lending capital, advocacy, and a steady hand to growing technology companies since 1980. We take pride in helping companies tackle opportunities and challenges in all phases of growth.

Network

Our firm has evaluated thousands of companies across every major tech market around the world. We have deep and long-standing relationships that help us connect key players in the venture ecosystem.

Experience

Given our long tenure in this business, we have likely experienced every scenario your company might face, both good and bad. We pride ourselves on being a patient, stable and dedicated capital partner.

Flexibility

The goal of our capital is to maximize your ability to operate while anticipating the potential challenges that lie ahead. Your capital is yours; we don’t shy away from letting you use it when you need it.

Capital

We are fortunate to have attracted some of the best institutional investors in the world. They share our passion for providing flexible, value-creating debt capital to entrepreneurs around the globe.

A Long History of Helping the World's Best Tech Companies

“Silicon Valley” is used in print for the first time

1971

January

1975

January

Altair invents first portable computer

WTI Founded by Ron Swenson

1980

December

1989

March

Adobe releases Photoshop

The World Wide Web debuts on the Internet

1991

August

1994

July

First Institutional Fund:
$46.6M

WTI invests in Cerent

1995

January

1995

August

Advent of Windows95

Fund II:
$110M

1997

September

1997

October

WTI invests in Juniper

Sergey Brin and Larry Page start Google

1998

September

1999

October

WTI invests in Google

Fund III:
$360M

2000

May

2003

February

WTI invests in Bloomenergy

Mark Zuckerberg launches “The Facebook”

2004

February

2004

May

Fund IV:
$250M

WTI invests in Facebook

2005

February

2007

February

Fund V:
$270M

Apple launches the iPhone

2007

May

2008

April

There are 261 public companies in Silicon Valley

Stock market crashes

2008

September

2009

December

WTI invests in Palantir

Facebook has 500M users

2010

July

2010

June

Fund VI:
$294M

WTI invests in StemCent Rx

2010

October

2012

May

Facebook has the biggest high tech IPO in history

Fund VII:
$375M

2012

December

2013

July

WTI invests in Oscar Health

What is your REAL interest rate?

Let’s do the math. As you can see, if you can’t use all of your money before your lending partner gets nervous or reacts, the REAL cost of debt capital skyrockets.

Losing access to your own cash means losing control of your financing leverage. This is the hidden cost of cheap debt. While WTI may look more expensive on paper, we don’t use financial covenants or subjective default measures to hedge the real risk of lending 100% usable capital to early stage companies.

Free money? Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is!

100%90%85%80%75%50%EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATEPERCENTAGE OF CAPITAL AVAILABLE FOR USE6%13%16%20%24%53%

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