About Fountain Partners
Fountain Partners is based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2006. We are a specialty finance company whose mission is to be the most flexible, nimble and efficient source of equipment lease capital for growing businesses. We manage private credit funds that provide capital in the form of equipment leases to companies ranging from pre-revenue to publicly traded, across multiple sectors and industries.
We pride ourselves on our ability to support a company’s equipment leasing needs from the business plan stage to maturity or exit. Having our financial backing for fixed assets, our clients are able to better focus on growing their business and better able to create more equity value between rounds or ahead of a sale. When a client’s business model calls for $1 million or more in fixed assets and we are able to establish a lines of credit in advance of that need, we have seen our client’s follow on equity rounds close faster, with larger offers from more top tier venture capital firms, and at higher valuations. This is because we take the capex part of the business model out of the capital structure. Capex funding becomes elastic and non-dilutive.
At Fountain, the partners have built companies from nothing, they have run small businesses, and have managed, invested in, bought, sold and taken public large businesses. Once a prospect engages with us they are able to get immediate feedback from a partner in one phone call. Our clients don’t have to wait weeks or months to find out what some “committee members” who did not listen to their pitch decided.
There are two reasons for this: experience and simplicity. The experience of the partners means that it will not take us long to understand your needs and how we may be able to help. The simplicity of our organization means fast and accurate feedback and the ability to execute quickly.