Our long-standing relationship with WTI has given us first-hand experience with how consistent and valuable they are as a partner, especially in challenging macroeconomic times. WTI has been a strategic source of capital that we have relied on to help grow our business.
In every company I've started or been a part of, I come across a subset of folks that I know I'll call without hesitation in my next company, and WTI is one of those companies.
CEO, Mi5 Networks
WTI provided $11 million to WWP at a critical inflection point for the company. We had a new product we were bringing to market which became the foundation of our successful acquisition by Ciena. The debt capital and support from our existing investors allowed us more time to win large carrier contracts and improve our position with potential acquirers.
COO, World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena)
Over the past 4 years we have worked with WTI on 3 separate lending transactions totaling $15.5 million. They have proven to be strong financial partners and particularly responsive at critical times when we most needed their support.
CEO, Platform Solutions
As Skystream entered the critical expansion phase of its growth as a private company, WTI provided us the capital cushion we needed to maximize our market opportunity
CFO and Vice President of Operations, SkyStream Networks (acquired by Tandberg Television)
Given the strong trajectory of our business, we were fortunate to have a number of firms interested in working with us. After a fair amount of referencing with our existing investors and other entrepreneurs, we chose to work with WTI given their long history as a firm with the patience and risk tolerance for long-term value creation. WTI understands our business at a fundamental level and has been terrific to work with from first meeting to funding.
WTI committed meaningful capital to Polyserve at a time when our business was nearing an inflection point and we were also outgrowing our incumbent debt source. The additional time allowed us to benefit from the solid progress we were making in the business by raising our final round at a significantly increased valuation. The firm's stability and scalability make them a strong partner for venture backed companies of all sizes.
Former CEO & President, PolyServe, Inc. (acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company)
WTI's growth capital gave us extra time to assemble the best possible investors in our Series B financing.
CEO, Cameron Health (Acquired by Boston Scientific)
I have had a positive experience working with WTI at three different companies. WTI consistently delivered as promised and showed considerable flexibility to meet our unique business requirements. After 25-years of working in Silicon Valley, I can attest to the importance of smart money.
CFO, Rainfinity (acquired by EMC)
We chose to work with WTI rather than a bank because their deal structure was more flexible and it really allowed us to use the money.
It was important for Neutral Tandem to choose a reliable financing partner who could scale with us. WTI provided us with financing early in our development, and has continually been able to meet our funding needs as our business grew.
CFO, Neutral Tandem (NASDAQ: TNDM)
WTI was a great, dependable partner to Plaxo, from the early days of our build out through our successful sale to Comcast. Through multiple stages of debt financing, we found them to be level-headed, flexible and responsive. Not only was their venture debt model a terrific fit - their people have all the right characteristics for a dynamic industry such as ours.
CEO, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast)
I have worked with WTI in two of my companies, and their capital works as advertised; it is truly usable and provides real value. The WTI team is used to the challenges of operating in a start-up environment, so they have steady hands. I would be pleased to work with them again.
CEO, Atlantis Computing and GreenBorder Technologies
WTI has been a valuable partner to Youku as we have grown over the years. They really took the time to understand our business, which was important to us since we are a China-based company.
CEO, Youku.com (NYSE: YOKU)
During Juniper's earliest days, it was comforting to know we were working with a debt partner of the same caliber and mindset as our VC investors.
President & CEO, Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR)
WTI played an integral role in financing the early development at Ablation Frontiers in conjunction with our Series A equity. They are a great partner.
CEO, Ablation Frontiers
WTI's $25 million commitment was a key component of our financing strategy on the runway to an IPO. The strength of the firm's history and reliability of its capital were keys to selecting WTI as our debt partner.
President and CEO, Nanosphere [NSPH]
WTI made a commitment to Brocade when the company was still unproven; their capital had a meaningful impact on growing the business.
Former CEO, Brocade Communications (NASDAQ: BRCD)
WTI appreciates how businesses change over time. Their flexibility was important to our initial relationship together. As Molecular Imprints has grown, WTI has scaled with us and provided substantial follow-on financing to meet our evolving needs.
Norman E. Schumaker
President and CEO, Molecular Imprints
WTI is a terrific and exceptionally responsive partner. Throughout the relationship I dealt with a decision-maker who provided me quick and candid feedback, which enabled me to maximize the time I devoted to running my business. Given my positive experience with the firm, I highly recommend WTI to any company seeking the highest quality capital partner.
President & COO, Yap
WTI has provided funding to more than ten Founders Fund companies. We consider them to be a valuable partner and love working with them.
Managing Partner, Founders Fund
As a public company, we had many financing options available to us. We were very impressed with how WTI worked with us on the $15 million debt instrument that we announced in conjunction with our recent follow-on offering.
This is the third company that I have founded, and in each case, I have worked with WTI because of their integrity and flexibility.
Chairman & CEO, Evergreen Assurance
WTI's capital came into IronPort at an important time early in the company's development - we really enjoyed working with the WTI team.
CEO, IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems)
This is my second start-up and my second time working with WTI. WTI certainly provides capital that is helpful in growing a business. But even more so, being able to do business with people you can trust is critical to us. We work with WTI because of the value of our relationship.
Founder & CEO, Hexify
We chose WTI over other lenders because they had great local references in the New York City metro area and are well known for their ability to scale with companies over time. We always dealt with a highly responsive decision maker from first engagement through funding, and would highly recommend them to any of our business partners.
WTI played a pivotal role in working with our team and investors. Without their assistance, we would not be the successful, publicly traded company we are today.
William (B.J.) Lehmann
President and COO, Athersys (NASDAQ: ATHX)
WTI provided valuable capital to Sierra Logic as our company continued to grow. Their three commitments (totaling $7.8 million) provided the additional runway we needed to get to profitability without having to raise additional equity.
CEO, Sierra Logic (acquired by Emulex)
WTI's capital came at a critical juncture for the company as we began our initial product launch. The runway the facility provided gave us additional time to demonstrate our technology, culminating in our acquisition by AOL.
WTI's growth capital has been an important part of the capital structure, and strategic planning, of several of our portfolio companies.
Partner, Versant Ventures
It can be challenging as a first time CEO to navigate venture waters, and WTI has consistently provided strong support and seasoned guidance at each stage of our growth. WTI has been an excellent partner and integral part of the FanBridge story.
CEO & Co-founder, FanBridge.com