Start-ups find seed money in pension schemes

Irish start-ups are using money tied up in private pension schemes as an alternative source of early-stage funding, as new ventures struggle to secure bank loans.

2nd July, 2011

Irish start-ups are using money tied up in private pension schemes as an alternative source of early-stage funding, as new ventures struggle to secure bank loans.

Developing firms are turning to innovative debt-based funding structures instead of equity to keep ownership and control while maintaining cashflow. The use of small scale bonds is getting vital funds to new companies as they get off the ground, while providing investors with good yields to recover recessionary losses.

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