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The Funding Buffet: Understanding the sources of capital to finance your venture - Technical Note


Economics, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Alemany L;Dushnitsky G

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This technical note is an introduction to the world of financing entrepreneurial ventures. It is a primer on the different stages of a business and the different types of financing available. Most of the capital that high-growth entrepreneurial businesses will secure to fund their future plans is private capital. Private capital includes all the equity financing that is not in public equities; i.e. publicly listed companies. Hence, private capital includes not only venture capital and private equity, but also business angels and equity crowdfunding. We will go deeper into these sources in section 2 of this note.

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Entrepreneurial ventures

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