Getting Started with Lighter Capital

Next Force Technology, Inc., a workforce agility and work-sharing platform company, received its first loan of $500K in March 2021, and has returned to raise $358K in capital for an aggregate loan of $800K. The initial funding went towards expanding sales and marketing. This next round will drive product development and increased sales and marketing efforts.

“We are seeing strong interest from our target market, services firms reliant on hourly labor. Post shutdown, chain restaurants are experiencing high consumer demand but crippling labor shortages are holding back revenue and profitability. NEXT, our SaaS platform, helps chain restaurant businesses better leverage their workforce across all their locations and hire from the growing numbers interested in working on-demand”, said Siva Kumar, Cofounder and CEO of Next Force Technology, Inc.

Growing Traction 

In the last 12 months, Next Force Technology’s recurring revenue has increased 40% and their total revenue has increased 35% year-over-year. Since the initial funding with Lighter Capital, the company has added new brands and steadily ramped new customer acquisition. “Working with the Lighter Capital team has helped us grow our team and expand our sales and marketing outreach without having to take time to manage the fundraising process”, Siva added.

About Lighter Capital:

Lighter Capital has revolutionized startup financing by making it easy for entrepreneurs to quickly access up to $3 million in growth and working capital with zero dilution and full control over how to use the funds. Lighter has provided financing to 400+ companies, totaling over $200M, including MapAnything, Jive, Quip, and more.

About Next Force Technology, Inc.

Founded by Siva Kumar and Ramneek Bhasin, Next Force Technology, Inc. is a software company that solves hourly labor staffing problems for services businesses, beginning with restaurants and eventually aiming to expand to retail and hospitality. Through data science and machine learning technology, NEXT strives to better a work life balance for the working people and deliver greater labor agility for the businesses. Headquartered in the Bay Area, CA, the company helps services businesses increase revenue, lower labor costs and improve service metrics.


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