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Interview on Revenue-Based Finance and Flexible VC

  Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, Revenue-Based Finance Network, just posted the recording of an interview with me on revenue-based investing; flexible VC; and their future. Video...

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Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

(co-written with Jamie Finney, Founding Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. His work on VC and small communities is at greatercolorado.vc/blog. ) This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Finance: a new option for founders who care about control II: Who are the major Revenue-Based Finance VCs? III: Why are...

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Flexible VC, a New Model for Companies Targeting Profitability

(co-written with Jamie Finney, Founding Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. His work on VC and small communities can be found at greatercolorado.vc/blog. ) This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Finance: a new option for founders who care about control II: Who are the major Revenue-Based Finance VCs? III:...

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Should you raise traditional VC or Revenue-Based Investing VC?

 Most founders who are raising capital look first to traditional equity VCs. But should they?  Or should they look to one of the new wave of Revenue-Based Investors? Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) is a new form of VC financing, distinct from the preferred equity structure most VCs use.  RBI normally requires founders to pay back their...

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Should your new VC fund use Revenue-Based Finance?

You’re working on launching a new VC fund; congratulations!  I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching Revenue-Based Investing and other new approaches to VC. The question I’m asking myself: should a new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing, traditional equity VC, or possibly both (likely from two separate pools of...

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Why are Alternative VCs investing in so many women & underrepresented founders?

A new wave of Alternative VCs are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt. Many are reporting that they’re seeing a more diverse pool of applicants than traditional equity VCs… even though virtually none have a particular focus on...

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Who are the major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

So you’re interested in raising capital from a Revenue-Based Finance VC.  Which VCs should you approach?  A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors (“RBF” or “RBI”) are emerging.  This structure offers some of the benefits of traditional equity VC, without some of the negatives of equity VC.  I’ve been a traditional equity VC for close to...

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Revenue-Based Finance: A new option for founders who care about control

This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Finance: a new option for founders who care about control II: Who are the major Revenue-Based Finance VCs? III: Why are Alternative VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? IV: Should your new VC fund use Revenue-Based Finance? V: Should you...

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