Ready to Raise: Alternatives to Institutional Capital
Today we look at alternative sources of capital that you might not have taken into account yet. We'll consider product & equity crowdfunding, non-dilutive grants and competitions, venture debt, revenue-based investors, strategic partnerships, and customer-financed R&D.
About the Mentors:
Currently the director of Republic with past experience as the principal on the investment team there as well as having worked in the private financial sector as well.
With past experience at Silicon Valley Bank focusing on helping Early Stage Tech companies from inception onward, she is also the founder of the Grasshopper Grants program. A startup founder herself she has also mentored many other founders and accelerator programs and has spoken on various topics including banking, diversity and inclusion, and technology.
Slava Rubin is Co-founder of humbition, an early-stage operators venture fund built by founders, for founders. Slava also founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. As CEO for over 10 years from inception in 2006, Slava grew Indiegogo from an idea to over 500,000 campaigns and more than $1B distributed around the world.