Use crowdfunding to fund your business:
Crowdfunding collects donations for a company from a large number of people, so-called crowdfunders. From a technical point of view, crowdfunders are not investors because they do not receive a stake in the company and do not expect any financial return on their money.
Instead, crowdfunders expect your company to give them a “gift” as a thank you for their contribution in the form of a token so that they can use the service later on better terms or sell on later on a Token or Coin Exchange.
Every crowdfunding platform is different. Be sure to read the fine print and understand your financial and legal obligations, which vary widely depending on the form you choose. We help you compare the right model for your company with the legal options and then inject the process.
Finance your company with your own funds:
With self-financing, also known as bootstrapping, you can use your own financial resources to support your business. Self-financing can take the form of contacting family and friends, using your savings accounts. With self-financing, you retain complete control over the company but also bear the entire risk. Be careful not to spend more than you can afford and be extra careful when you choose to use your retirement accounts early. Therefore, first contact a personal financial advisor or talk to our expert about it.
Get venture capital from investors:
Investors can provide you with funding to start your business in the form of venture capital investments. Venture capital is usually offered in exchange for participation and an active role in the company. Venture capital differs from traditional funding in a number of important ways. Risk capital usually:
– VC Focuses on high-growth companies
– Invest capital against equity rather than debt (it’s not a loan)
– Takes higher risks in exchange for potentially higher returns
– Has a longer investment horizon than traditional financing
– Almost all venture capitalists want at least one seat on the board of directors. So be ready to give up some of your company’s control and ownership for funding.
Here, too, we were able to build up a broad network over the years, which we then invite to presentations and roadshows after completing all the preparatory work required after we have clarified the interest in advance.
Angel investors are venture capitalists who exit after a previously agreed time through a so-called exit. Angel investors typically also invest less than € 1 million and do not need immediate growth, as many VCs or other investment forms require from you in case of investment.
Finding a good angel investor is not always easy since most of them only invest in a few deals a year and choose them very well to reduce the risk. An angel investor expects high profits but is also aware of the high risk. Our network evaluates and addresses such angel investors. By interest in your project, negotiations will begin and the parties will be brought together to see if this could fit for both sides.