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Funding Alternatives to Venture Capital

What you’ll find out

  • What are other ways to fund your startup besides venture capital?
  • What is revenue based lending?
  • What are the benefits to non-venture funding?

Key takeaways

  • “I truly believe in the power of community, the power of numbers and everyone together working towards a certain goal.” — Cheryl Campos, Republic
  • “There is no perfect recipe for every single company. There might be a perfect recipe for A specific company, but there is no perfect recipe for all companies.” — Ari Palmer, TaxTaker
  • “We are not here to beat up on VC, we are just here to say ‘Hey look, there’s other ways to capitalize.’” — Jody Page, Lighter Capital
  • “As a startup we are all in the same boat, right? There are three things we have to do. We have to go out after market education, people have to know who we are. Differentiation, education, and then people have to know about our product. Product differentiation.” — Allen Thornton, Grant Source

Who you’ll hear from

Ari Palmer, Jody Page, Cheryl Campos and Allen Thornton discuss the different ways to fund your startup

About Austin Startup Week

Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to connect, collaborate and grow through our educational tracks, mentor office hours, startup showcases, and networking mixers.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2010.



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