For those founders who are not seeking equity financing at this time, or who are in between equity financing rounds, what kinds of alternatives exist in the financing landscape?
Our startup clientele often explore a number of non-dilutive financing options, as VC financing is one of the most expensive types of capital. Examples include loans, grants (i.e., research grants, translational grants, grants from Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs), and royalty-financing, among others. [FN1]
One of the most common questions we receive from our clients pertains to the difference between a regular loan and revenue based financing. It is a hot topic in the startup community as startups explore alternatives to VC and begin to learn more about the benefits of non-dilutive financing options. [FN 2]
To that end, our friend, Zach Hoene of Lighter Capital has provided this handy one-page executive summary as to two non-dilutive options (regular term loans and revenue based financing) for your consideration. If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to reach out to Zach directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. See https://www.upcounsel.com/non-dilutive
2. See https://www.fundstory.com/post/non-dilutive-capital-vs-dilutive-capital
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