Private Debt

ATEL Growth Capital

Since 1999, ATEL Growth Capital (“AGC”, a division of ATEL Capital Group), has been a leading provider of senior secured private debt loans to emerging growth companies. Our parent company has 40 years’ experience in managing billions of dollars of investment programs for both institutional and retail investors.

Investing in Tomorrow's Technologies Today

AGC’s focus is on those companies considered to be the best in their class. ATEL Growth Capital customers have the financial backing of top tier investment firms worldwide.

AGC partners with these top tier investment firms to support pre-IPO and growth companies from the ground up with a minimally dilutive private debt solution. Our growth capital loans enable our portfolio companies to create the game changing innovations of tomorrow. We work with them to secure capital financing on flexible terms without many of the constraints found through other financial institutions. Our experience, in combination with the expertise of our partners, gives our portfolio of companies access to a unique network of services, products, and investors throughout the world.

The emerging growth companies in our portfolio range from early to late stage enterprises to those preparing for an initial public offering. AGC provides debt for all stages of a company’s development across a wide range of industries such as information technology, life sciences, and green technologies.


  • Originating senior secured loans from the most promising pre-IPO emerging growth companies backed by top-tier investment firms and strategic corporate partners.
  • Including equity warrants (rights to purchase equity) in the loan terms which can provide meaningful upside potential.
  • Diversification representing technology, media, telecommunication, gaming, automotive, life sciences, agricultural technology, sustainable, and renewable energy.
  • Absolute return strategy.

Steve Rea

President, ATEL Growth Capital

(415) 616-3436