Gilt Groupe Has Quietly Raised $15 M. In Debt Funding

Gilt Groupe, the reigning queen of daily deal sites, raised at least $15 million in debt financing from TriplePoint Capital, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

The deal closed about two months ago and will help the three-year-old company cope with rising demand, said the people, who declined to be identified because the financing hasn’t been made public. Unlike equity financing, which requires startups to give up a stake in their business, debt lets new companies raise funds without having to cede ownership.

Now is a good time (bubble) to raise money, especially if you don’t have to cede any future control to your investors. Gilt is betting it can use the funds to super-charge growth and pay the money back as it continues to scale. 

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