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We empower companies with innovative venture debt and growth financing solutions.


Our history begins in 2009, when two former software entrepreneurs launched Espresso to help start-ups finance growth using non-dilutive financing. In the more than a decade since, we’ve grown to become a leading provider of venture debt solutions in the United States, Canada, and the UK. With offices in Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago, today we offer non-dilutive growth capital to leading companies in technology, healthcare, and other high-growth verticals.


Over our more than 11-year history, we have partnered with hundreds of companies and their investors, helping them to accelerate growth, extend the funding runway, reduce the cost of capital, and minimize dilution. Although our business has evolved over the years, many of our founding principles remain the same. That includes our commitment to being founder-friendly. We believe that as businesses scale, they need a financing partner that works as they do. For us, that means being fast, fair, and flexible, while delivering the best experience possible.


Of course, none of that would be possible without our people. We’re proud to have built one of the best venture debt teams in the world. Not only does our team bring deep experience and passion to their work, but they’re also committed to our mission of empowering companies with innovative growth financing and runway extension solutions.


Espresso Capital has provided over 230 early and growth-stage technology companies with founder friendly capital since 2009. It offers lines of credit and term loans to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses without dilution, board seats, or personal guarantees. Its mission is to keep founders in control with fast, fair, and flexible capital.

Industry Fintech
CEO: Chris Welsh, Garron Helman, Gary Yurkovich, Gregory Smith
Investor Type Venture Capital
Number of investments 51 - 100
Investment Stage Early Stage Venture

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