Whether you’re venture backed or bootstrapped, accessing growth capital can be a challenge. The equity dilution, the governance strings—they can all be challenging for companies simply looking to grow.
Runway provides debt capital that enables companies to grow in a manner consistent with their own plans. We have the proven ability to creatively structure loans to match the entrepreneur’s needs, and do so in a manner that strikes a true partnership between borrower and lender.Learn More
Our senior management team has been on the front lines—on average more than 20 years each—helping to grow businesses into success stories. We understand what it takes to be a true partner to entrepreneurs working hard every day to make their companies successful. We move quickly when needed, are patient when prudent, and provide measured, thoughtful expertise around the capital needs of rapidly growing enterprises.
Runway provides access to robust resources, including in-depth market research, high-impact industry conferences and summits, and a global network of founders, operators, executives and venture capitalists. We believe that our capital will make a positive difference for growth companies, and for many reasons beyond just the purely financial.
We’ve aligned ourselves with two exceptional, experienced strategic partners: GSV Asset Management, LLC (“GSV”) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”).
GSV leverages its proprietary and proven investment process to identify—and then secure meaningful positions in—the companies it believes will grow at the fastest rate for the longest time. More broadly as a family of complementary business properties, GSV— which stands for Global Silicon Valley—is a modern merchant bank, identifying, advising, investing in, and accelerating the most dynamic, fastest growing businesses in the world—the companies they call “the stars of tomorrow.”
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016. The firm has over 900 employees globally, as well as a blue-chip client list that includes some of the world’s largest foundations, endowments, pensions and sovereign wealth funds. Oaktree has backed specialty asset managers across the world over the last 20 years, and we expect to use Oaktree’s institutional knowledge of best practices to further enhance our operations, including sourcing, management, finance, legal, compliance and investor relations.