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GUIDE TO STARTUP DEBT 

FINANCING

for technology companies and their founders

Why Venture debt / Revenue-based financing? 

Venture Capital financing has been undoubtedly instrumental in financing-high risk technological innovation. However, as technology business models mature and revenues become more predictable - the inherent business risk decreases, begging the question whether some of the start-up / scale-up funding could be cheaper. 

Venture Debt providers, and more lately Revenue-Based Financing companies (as well as SaaS loan firms), are the answers to this question, offering to unlock no-dilution financing options. While they will not be suitable for everyone, it makes sense to be aware of the options, which in Europe are still scarce but slowly growing. 

Venture Debt providers

Revenue based financing companies

Resources About Startup Debt Financing

Venture Debt in Europe
Market Overview

(Deloitte)

Alternative Sources of Financing for Startups

(PitchBook)

Debt is Coming

(Alex Danco)

Venture Debt Set to Increase Role During Crisis

(PitchBook)

Venture debt lending / Revenue based financing news

Exicure Secures Debt Facility for Up to $25.0 Million - Business Wire

01/10/20

Kiadis announces the placement of €5 million convertible bonds with Kreos - Yahoo Finance

01/10/20

Options To Keep Your Equity: 6 Startup And E-Commerce Financing Alternatives To Venture Capital - Moguldom

30/09/20

Uncapped picks up another $26M to offer revenue-based finance to European entrepreneurs - TechCrunch

23/09/20

Berlin-based Infarm raises €144 million during pandemic to grow largest urban vertical farming network in the world - EU-Startups

17/09/20

Scope Fluidics Secures €10M Loan From European Investment Bank - 360Dx

08/09/20

Harbert European Growth Capital Fund II provides Butternut Box with debt capital - Business Leader

07/09/20

Israeli asset manager Viola Credit bolsters MarketFinance CBILS lending by £50m - AltFi

07/09/20

EIB offers EUR 10-mln loan to Polish medical researcher - The First News

07/09/20

Selecta Biosciences Secures Up To $35 Million Debt Financing with Oxford Finance LLC and Silicon Valley Bank - GlobeNewswire

01/09/20