Risk of Revenue-Based Finance vs Equity and Debt

People often ask about the comparative risks/rewards between traditional venture capital (equity-based funding), bank loans (debt) and revenue-based funding.  While there are many ways to evaluate the broad concept of “risk” (ranging from Modigliani-Miller theorems to pop-psychology), one approach is to simply ask “what happens if I succeed or fail?”

Viewed this way, risk depends on whether you’re an investor giving out money or an entrepreneur receiving it.  If you’re an investor, the comparison can be visualized below: Read more of this post

The Funding Black Hole: A Call for Innovation

There is a funding black hole.  It sucks in and destroys the gross majority of startups worldwide.  It may have even frustrated more innovation, economic development and human progress than all of history’s wars, diseases and natural disasters combined.  This “black hole” is the global gap in startup funding. Read more of this post