Canada’s leading technology venture debt firm brings innovative funding options to Quebec’s rapidly growing technology sector

Espresso Capital is pleased to announce the opening of its new Montreal office, expanding its industry leading venture debt capabilities to serve companies in Quebec’s growing technology sector. Since its inception in 2009, Espresso Capital has a developed a strong track record of success in providing flexible and non-dilutive funding options to Canada’s thriving technology […]

ScribbleLive Secures $7 Million of Funding from Espresso Capital

Espresso Capital announced today that it has provided $7 million of debt financing to ScribbleLive, a Toronto, Ontario-based content marketing platform company. The company will use the capital to support its continued growth. ScribbleLive provides global brands and enterprises with the data insights and content solutions they need to improve the performance of their sales […]

Espresso Capital Launches New Partnership to Help SaaS Companies Accelerate Revenues

Espresso Capital, Canada’s most active venture debt funder, announced today that it is partnering with Winning by Design, industry experts in SaaS sales and customer success, to support Espresso’s portfolio companies in their growth journey. Silicon Valley-based Winning By Design is a premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and other […]


Just before a long weekend at the very height of summer, an unassuming VC in Toronto quietly finalized one of the biggest exits in the software category by a Canadian VC. Most people missed it, but there’s little doubt the US$1.55 billion acquisition of financial modelling SaaS startup Adaptive Insights by cloud-based platform Workday earned […]

RBC and Espresso Partner to help Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs to Scale and Grow

TORONTO, August 2, 2018 – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Espresso Capital are pleased to announce the launch of a new national partnership to meet the unique banking and financing needs of Canada’s fast growing technology sector. The partnership combines the capabilities of RBC, Canada’s leading technology bank, and Espresso Capital, the country’s most […]

Espresso Launches New Industry Leading SaaS Lending Program

Espresso Capital has launched a first-of-its-kind lending program for SaaS companies seeking to raise their Series A or B financing or supplement their existing debt financing arrangements. Unique in Canada, the new SaaS lending program will provide top-performing SaaS companies with up to 24x MRR in growth financing. Offering loans up to $10 million, the […]

Why Venture Debt, and Why Now?

Interview with Alkarim Jivraj, Espresso CEO featured in the TakeOver Magazine. Republished with edits. The technology sector continues to be one of the main drivers of economic growth – globally, and certainly within Canada. Indeed, tech companies, specifically those focused on the SaaS market, continue to churn out amazing new products and services that are […]

Sharing the upside: How Q4 Inc. found a unique way to give back

Darrell Heaps is both a serial entrepreneur and a serious cyclist. Q4, a leading provider of cloud-based investor relations and capital markets solutions, is the third company he’s founded. And his passion for cycling helps explain the 20 bicycle racks that dominate the lobby of Q4’s global headquarters on Toronto’s trendy King Street West. The […]

Calling all AI Companies: Win $1 Million Investment

Espresso is very excited to be an investment partner of ElevateR Pitch: AI Edition, an investment competition that will give 16 promising Canadian AI companies the chance to pitch for up to $1 million in investment from Espresso Capital, ScaleUP Ventures and other participating VCs (soon to be announced). The investment will be a mix […]


Home to C2, StartupFest, FounderFuel, and a thriving tech ecosystem, Montreal is quickly becoming a prime destination for investors from around the world. Espresso Capital is very excited to announce that it has opened a Montreal office, led by Jean-Michel Domard, who was previously a member of BDC’s Montreal technology lending team. Below is an […]