Financing Options For Startups - AVC


Fred Wilson



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Financing Options For Startups - AVC

Financing Options For Startups

I got a bunch of great suggestions in my kickoff post on this topic last week. Based on that feedback, the series is going to look like this:

  1. Friends and Family
  2. Contests/Prizes/Accelerator Programs
  3. Government Grants
  4. Customer Financing
  5. Vendor Financing
  6. Convertible Debt
  7. Preferred Stock
  8. Venture Debt
  9. Capital Equipment Loans & Leases
  10. Bridge Loans
  11. Working Capital Financing

This list is roughly in chronological order of how a small company might avail itself of the various financing options, but there are always exceptions. Starting a company is more art than science.

I want to do each financing option as its own dedicated post so I’m not going to start today. I will start next week with friends and family.

If you are looking for some meaty MBA Monday reading this week, I point you to Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s awesome venture capital term sheet series, which is required reading for anyone seeking to raise venture capital.

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