Revenue-Based Finance & The Cost of Capital

How much does revenue capital cost?  In other words, how expensive is revenue-based financing (RBF) as a source of venture funding compared to equity and traditional loans?

Rather than vaulting into financial engineering, Greek equations and Modigliani-Miller debates, consider the following first-hand account:[i] Read more of this post

Global Venture Capital and Revenue-Based Finance

The United States has a problem: entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are having trouble getting funded.  Less than 1% of startups attract equity-based venture capital in the US.  Making matters worse, the US venture capital industry posted negative 10-year returns as of 2010, with a 31% decline in first quarter dollars raised by VC firms (compared with the first quarter of 2009).  Times are hard.

What about other countries?  Does the US have it better?  Worse?  How do venture capital environments compare in BRIC nations, and how can revenue-based finance help?

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