Startups need to purchase equipment, rent offices, hire staff and grow rapidly in order to stay on top of the game. Below are the basics of raising capital to get their company off the ground that every startup founder should know.
Raising outside capital. In almost every case, startups need to raise outside capital since the amount of money needed to take a startup to profitability is usually well beyond the financial ability of founders and their friends and family. Usually, high growth companies need to burn a lot of capital to sustain their growth prior to achieving profitability, hire experts, and better service providers or expand. At the same time, funding is a competitive advantage: belief in the concept, partnerships, and marketing. The good news is that there are a lot of investors today looking for startups to fund. The bad news is that fundraising is a long, complex, and hard process. Keep reading this post