Cash Injections to Supercharge Start-Ups
What’s the difference between a great idea and a successful start-up business? The answer is money. Without access to capital every great idea would have remained an idle dream but for the proper financial backing to pay for the transformation of dream into reality.
Whilst Aviv Lazar & Co. can help with all your ordinary legal enquiries – we’re not just a law firm. We offer wrap around business consultancy support to our clients including assisting them with finding innovative ways of raising the capital to establish and scale their start-up with firm financial foundations solidly in place.
These arrangements will often take the form of “equity” financing. This means that an investor or investment firm will take a share of the ownership of the start-up in return for the money they’re investing. This may sound concerning at first instance but it has a considerable advantage that unlike debt financing the investor is taking a share of the risk and the sums are not repayable in the event of failure but rather the return to the investor is based on the value of their share increasing with the business as a collective whole.
We maintain ties and connections with many investors across the start-up ecosystem and would be eager to advise you as how to best proceed in your efforts to raise capital or for help introduce you to those most able to not only invest but offer broader market support.
Angel Investors - We have previously linked our clients to the best ‘Smart Money’ Angels in the market for their field and would be delighted to offer you the same excellent opportunity. Angel Investors can be particularly key at the very early stages of a new start-up seeking seed money whereby investing their own money but also offering their insight and knowledge gained from previous ventures offer considerable added value to the start-up.
Venture Capitalists - Venture capital funds are usually more ‘institutional’ arrangements with less personal exposure for a single individual and frequently deeper pockets. Some funds specialise in targeting early stage start-up businesses with key investment and market support, but many are also focussed at later stages in the start-up cycle. As such, even if you were to pursue Angel Investors for seed round founding, you may be able to attract or approach VCs at later stages of your business growth when your start-up scales.
These are two of the more traditional approaches for early stage start-ups raising capital however they are by no means totally inclusive today.
Aviv Lazar and Co. can also offer support and advice relating to modern innovative approaches to fundraising such as:
Crowdfunding - Born of the digital age some ventures now raise money from many smaller individual investors using online platforms to buy the equity in your business.
If you have any queries or questions, please contact Aviv Lazar & Co. today.