Keith A. Brinks


Marc D. Brinks


"For many years I have been pleased to refer my clients to Alliance Capital Ventures for their equipment leasing needs. Given Alliance Capital Ventures' longstanding record in the industry, I am always confident that my clients' needs will be well-served."

Kate Shay, Partner
Duane Morris LLP

"Alliance Capital Ventures consistently delivers value to their clients because they know the debt markets as well as anyone. They are professional, reliable and consistent."

Tom Carter, Managing Partner
Fountain Partners

"Alliance Capital Ventures has been a consistent resource and frequent provider of lease financing to emerging technology business funded by Edison Venture Fund and Emerald Stage2 Ventures during my tenure. I can always count on them to be prompt, constructive and efficient in developing funding alternatives for our venture backed portfolio companies."

Bruce Luehrs
Emerald Stage2 Ventures

"When any of our portfolio companies have equipment financing or venture debt requirements, we often recommend the services of Alliance Capital Ventures."

Brenda D. Gavin, Partner
Quaker Partners

"Our experience with Alliance Capital Ventures could not have gone better for us. The Alliance team took the time to understand our unique niche in the aviation industry, and then worked diligently to identify the right funding partner that could understand our needs."

Larry Serlo, CFO
I2I Engines, LLC

Our Firm

Since 1992, Alliance Capital Ventures has been working with developing companies to utilize debt to fund their growth plans. Our clients include owner-financed small businesses, venture-backed companies, and profitable or near-profitable businesses.

Keith A. Brinks

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Keith covers the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Keith has spent over 20 years in the financial services industries since obtaining an MBA from The University of Michigan. Previous experience includes 8 years with Mellon Bank as a corporate lending officer and 2 years with John Hancock Leasing Corporation. Keith founded Alliance Capital Ventures in 1992.

Marc D. Brinks

Marc joined ACV in 1994 and opened the Charlotte, NC office to meet the growing need for venture leasing services in the South. He works with companies located in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Marc has 15 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to joining ACV, he directed the treasury functions in the Investment Banking Divisions of Michigan National Corporation and Mellon Financial Corporation. Marc received an M.B.A. degree from Western Michigan University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Our Expertise

Equipment Financing

  • Application – for leasing needs under $250,000 and for companies that have been in business longer than five years.
  • Venture Leases – for venture-backed companies with little or no revenues. Lease line amounts up to $5 million.

Term Loans

  • Venture Debt – for venture-backed companies looking for an alternative to raising additional equity. Amounts up to $5 million often require an all asset lieu.
  • Asset-backed Loans – for growing companies with strong balance sheets enabling unencumbered assets to be monetized as collateral.

Working Capital

  • Backed by eligible accounts receivable. Credit line amounts up to $5 million.
  • Factoring turns invoices into cash.