THE START-UP STAGES

Have you got the start of an idea or a fully developed business with proven cash flow and profits?

Glance through our pages to give yourself an overview of where your business idea is in relation to the available investors looking for the next disruptor.

This is not an in-depth explanation of start-up economics but a simple guide to some of the stages on the start-up journey.

There are numerous on-line resources that look into these categories in detail and offer suggestions and approaches for each stage. We suggest you look more closely at these resources if you have further queries.

This information is simply meant as an overview, to give you an idea of where you are on the Start-up journey.

Where are you on the Start-up journey?

Click on the tabs below to get an understanding of the funding pathway for start-ups.

Funding Options Available for Start up Entreprenuers

Stage 1: Bootstrap

The first business stage for almost all businesses. Pulling your business up by the bootstraps.

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Stage 2: Seed

Sources can include family, friends and 3rd party investors.

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Stage 3: Angel

This type of investor would take a significant position within the business.

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Stage 4: Venture Capital

Venture Capital firms want to see strong potential for growth and that their investment would be used to achieve this growth.

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Stage 5: Trade Investment

Established companies invest in start-ups within their industry. You should at least have venture capital by this stage.

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Stage 6: Private Equity

Private Equity is at the high end of the capital raising spectrum. Firms are usually heavy hitters and don’t look at small plays.

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