Alternative Sources of Financing Startups
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What are the non-bank financing alternatives that an entrepreneur can use to launch successfully a startup?
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Do Startups Need Funding Anymore? - Forbes

Do Startups Need Funding Anymore? - Forbes | Alternative Sources of Financing Startups | Scoop.it
Startups without financing are like small boats in a big ocean. The short answer is “No.

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Infographic - Where Startup Funding Really Comes From | Angel Investment Network Blog

Prominent VCs and angel investors may dominate the headlines with their big sticker investments, but personal loans and credit – along with investments from friends and family – make up the lion's share of funding for startups in the U.S.

According to recent data only 0.91 percent of startups are funded by angel investors, while a measly 0.05 percent are funded by VCs. In contrast, 57 percent of startups are funded by personal loans and credit, while 38 percent receive funding from family and friends.

Want a more detailed breakdown of startup funding? Check out the infographic below.

 

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:45 PM

Another great infographic, this really puts 'Investing in Startups' in perspective.



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Crowdfund Investing Could Revolutionize Small Business Financing - AARP

Crowdfund Investing Could Revolutionize Small Business Financing - AARP | Alternative Sources of Financing Startups | Scoop.it
Grassroots investing helps many entrepreneurs raise capital for start-ups. Here’s what to know about some financial pitfalls.

Like many entrepreneurs, Jim Martin built his big idea in the garage. Martin, a 55-year-old associate professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, fashioned a pedaling workstation from an old recumbent bicycle and some lumber. The bike-desk, he thought, would not only help deskbound workers pump off the pounds, it could also make a great business.

But Martin faced the classic start-up quandary: How to fund it? Building enough desks to launch a business could run $250,000. A traditional lender would be unlikely to stake him that much on an untried business. Was he willing to cash out his retirement and tap his daughters' college fund? "I guess I am just too conservative for that," Martin says.

Instead, he turned to the university's Technology Commercialization Office, which helps faculty convert research into businesses. It suggested a new tool for raising start-up cash — equity crowdfunding.

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The full recipe for success? Try 'Crowdfunding formula,' a presentation by Growthink's CEO, affordable too.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:02 PM

Articles like this are proving that Crowdfunding is going mainstream. The classic basic (very basic) explanation and common sense warnings. It's a good sign though, the article has a positive sound to it and will make many more people look for more information.


Some basic info? Check here: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/crowdfunding.html

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A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun | Alternative Sources of Financing Startups | Scoop.it
There is additional encouraging news for aspiring entrepreneurs on many fronts, just in case you are thinking about joining the existing ranks.
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Newagebusinessloans provide an immediate business financing solution that works as a great alternative to traditional financing solutions.

 


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Le "shadow banking" au secours des PME françaises

Le "shadow banking" au secours des PME françaises | Alternative Sources of Financing Startups | Scoop.it
Profitant du mouvement de désintermédiation du financement de l'économie, les sociétés de gestion multiplient les créations de fonds de dette d'entreprise. Dernier exemple en date : Avenir PME Obligations, lancé par Twenty First Capital.
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The Basics of Crowdfunding

The Basics of Crowdfunding | Alternative Sources of Financing Startups | Scoop.it

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.


What it is: Crowdfunding is about persuading individuals to each give you a small donation -- $10, $50, $100, maybe more. Once you get thousands of donors, you have some serious cash on hand.

This has all become possible in recent years thanks to a proliferation of websites that allow nonprofits, artists, musicians -- and yes, businesses -- to raise money. This is the social media version of fundraising.

There are more than 600 crowdfunding platforms around the world, with fundraising reaching billions of dollars annually, according to the research firm Massolution.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:31 AM

This is a good introduction to Crowdfunding, with several links to more in-depth articles.

Note that at the end of the article, there is still a reference to a Business Plan. No business should start without one, and possible investors in your business are not only looking for perks, but also for the viability of your idea/product/service. The better you inform them, the more trust you will build.

Take a look at my other topice here on Scoop.it: http://www.scoop.it/t/business-plan-template