Klymb is a 

investment bank in venture debt advisory.

We support successful tech founders on their journey to innovate and scale.

Get funded
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2x

of your ARR in funding

12

Weeks to funding

3M

Entry ticket

Our Expertise

At the service of your company's venture debt financing

Europe's deepest network of venture debt funds

Will get you the best offer possible on the market

An in-depth analysis tailored for venture debt funds

Control the narrative to rouse the appetite of those funds

A clear understanding of the investment thesis and risk appetite of each fund

To improve your chances to obtain a great offer and to fasten the process

An in-depth knowledge of venture loan term sheets

To organize the auction and get you the best terms possible

Benefits of venture debt for founders?

Almost no dilution
No board seats
Fast access to funds
Gain leverage at your next equity round
Avoid down rounds
Extend your cash runway

Process to raise in Venture Debt

We implement a proven strategy to get you the best terms on the Venture Debt market and we stand with you side-by-side until closing and the money hits your account.
Venture debt process

Process in Venture Debt

We implement together a proven strategy to help you get the best terms on the Venture Debt market and we stand with you side-by-side until closing and the money hits your account.

1

Teaser sent to relevant funds

Once we get access to your data, we start our mandate by sending a short teaser to our network of funds rouse their appetite for your business and estimate the potential opportunities.

Once we get access to your data, we send a teaser to our network of funds to rouse their appetite for your business and estimate the potential opportunities.

2

In-depth analysis of your company

In the mean time, we start to crunch your financial and business data (captable, balance sheet and income statement, debt contracts, customer base and market depth).

In the mean time, we crunch your  data (captable, balance sheet and income statement, debt contracts, customer base and market depth).

3

Defensive arguments

Venture Debt funds do not have risk appetite than VC funds since they cannot get the same return. It is therefore important to emphasize the mission criticality of the business and its stickyness even more than its growth potential. A VD fund should be able to answer "yes" to the question "Will this company still be in business in 5-7 years?".

A Venture Debt fund should be able to answer "yes" to the question "Will this company still be in business in 5-7 years?".

4

Coaching to shine in investor’s meetings

To convince Venture Debt funds to invest, it is important to prepare yourself for the main presentation meeting. We coach you for all the strategic questions that you will have to answer.

We coach you for all the strategic questions that you will have to answer to convince a fund to invest.

5

Meetings with our network of funds

We have preliminary meetings with the interested funds in our network to measure their appetite and areas of concern. We schedule and participate in the main meetings alongside you to make sure that the company shines.

We schedule and participate in the main meetings alongside you to make sure that the company shines.

6

Organizing the bidding process

As we go over the organized meetings, we will start to collect the Term Sheets from funds that want to participate in the bidding for the company. From this point onward, it is crucial to remain in control of the timetable and to define a clear schedule until closing for each remaining steps.

We collect Term Sheets and enforce a strict schedule from the negotiation phase until closing.

7

Negotiating the Term Sheets side by side

As we receive Term Sheets, we will be able to short list the most promissing ones and start to negociate. Venture Debt contracts have several strategic clauses (interest rate, warrants, interest only period, facility trigger...). Two Term Sheets will often be quite different and this gives us leverage.

We leverage the differences in Term Sheets received to get you the best final offer.

8

Due diligence with the winning fund

We remain committed until closing. Therefore, we will help you draft any additional documents that would be required during the due diligence to make sure this last step is also a success and the funds land on your account shortly.

We remain end zone during the due diligence to make sure this last step is also a success and the funds land on your account shortly.

When should you raise Venture Debt?

We accompany you through the entire funding process to ensure the best results.
Bridge financing

Bridge to your next equity round

Extending your runway allows you to improve your key metrics and therefore increase your valuation at your next equity round

Extend your current equity round

When you raise in equity, it is the most opportunistic time to raise large amounts of venture debt since the company support from its investors at that time is obvious.

Extend equity round
Acquisition

Acquire another company

Funding an M&A transaction with debt is usually cheaper than equity which carries in the long run a much higher expected rate of return.

Accelerate international expansion

One of the best reasons to raise venture debt is to boost customer acquisition usually by expanding to new geographies with a promising demand.

Contact us

Get in touch now, with Klymb.
9 rue des Colonnes, 75002 Paris
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