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What are alternatives to venture capital?



For start-ups, literally starting from scratch and no revenue coming in, it’s possible but somewhat unlikely that a VC firm will be interested in backing an entrepreneur. Or you may be in an industry that venture capitalists don’t traditionally back. If your business is not appropriate for venture capital or if you prefer not to raise venture capital, you as a business owner do have other resources as detailed below.



  • Friends & Family
  • Bootstrapping
  • Banks
  • Angel Investors