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Designing an effective relief package for startups

Taxpayers could be the ultimate winners from government support for ‘made-in-crisis’ startups through the right investment structures

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“The answer is to use business angels and venture capital to screen the best startups and use a financial instrument, such as a convertible loan, to get the upside of those few startups that will make it big”

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“There is some positive news for startups around the world, but it is a drop in the ocean”

“This allows the taxpayers to share in the potential reward of a high-risk investment – and not just the risk”

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“Many countries consider general packages for SMEs satisfactory. This mindset will see vital innovation lost”

“If the startup that the government supported happened to be Whatsapp then the upside would have been even bigger”

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This article was provided by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital whose aim is to inspire entrepreneurs and investors to pursue impactful innovation by equipping them with the tools, expertise and insights to drive growth.


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