Raising Finance for a Start-Up

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  • Raising Finance for a Start-Up
    • Internal
      • Personal Sources
      • Retained Profits
      • Retained Profits can generate cash from the moment trading has begun
      • Share capital- invested by the founder
    • External
      • Loan Capital
      • Bank loan- long term
      • Bank overdraft- short term
      • The Small Firms Guarantee Scheme (Government funded)
      • Prince's Trust
      • Share capital (Outside investors)
        • Family
        • Friends
        • Business Angels (Professional investors with experience)
        • Venture Capital ( funds managed by professional investors)
        • Start up more likely to use an Angel rather than Venture Cap.
    • Personal
      • Savings
      • Re-mortgaging house
      • Borrowing from friends/family
      • Credit Cards- surprisingly popular
    • Choosing Right Source of Finance
      • Control
      • Cost
      • Amount
      • Timing
      • Flexibility


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