Chapter 13

Startup Financing

Abstract

Fintech financing is a key activity to facilitate the startup’s existence and continued development. Alternative sources of financing include friends and family, loans, crowdfunding, Angel investors, accelerators, venture capital, public markets (Initial Public Offerings, IPOs), and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Angel investors provide more funding than Venture Capital (VCs). Recent VC returns to investors have been weaker than in earlier years. IPOs provide capital and validation but can be expensive. New ICOs have raised significant funds but some have run afoul of regulators.

Keywords

Financing; crowdfunding; Angel investors; accelerators; venture capital; IPO; ICO; Square; Snap; Kickstarter; GoFundMe; JOBS ...

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