Sunday May 31, 2020

Smart capital is a smart move

Getting funding for a tech start-up from private individuals is often necessary for moving to the next level, writes Anna Scally.

13th October, 2012
Anna Scally: the best way to attract investment from private individuals is through your own business contacts.

Initially, most businesses will be financed by founders, friends and family. Beyond that, ambitious high-growth technology companies need access to external capital and, ideally, access to smart capital.

Smart capital might take the form of an angel investor, a strategic investor, a seed or venture capital provider or any source of funding that can assist with more than just money.

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