revenue royalty certificates
Revenue-Royalty Certificates Increase in Popularity
The practical application of revenue royalty certificates continues to expand.
Recently a small website needed to hire additional programers to work on an important new project that would dramatically improve it. The only obstacle in the way was a lack of cash to pay the hew hires. The founder looked at the traditional sources of capital for such projects but none were applicable. Since the business wasn’t profitable and as with most online ventures lacked collateral, banks wouldn’t touch it. Angel investors were also out of the picture because they would have wanted too much equity.
So what was the solution?
The Internet is Discovering Revenue-based Financing
Today’s Business Insider has a brief article on revenue-based funding. Unfortunately the title is very misleading:
When should the payments on a Revenue Royalty Certificate begin?
Since I get at least one email a week about this I will explain how the decision is made.
What types of companies is Revenue-based Finance best suited for?
Since most people are only now beginning to discover revenue-based financing they mistakenly assume that it’s an exotic new financing mechanism suitable for a only a small subset of companies. The fact is that it’s a form of financing better suited to the majority of businesses than traditional equity financing. Consider the fact that equity-based financing depends on a profitable liquidity event taking place, such as an IPO or acquisition by a deep-pocketed buyer, to make it worthwhile for the investors. Then consider how unlikely either of those events really is for the vast majority of companies. The answer is highly unlikely. Continue reading
How to Launch Your Startup With Revenue-Based Financing
Yes, revenue-based financing can be used to finance startups. In fact it’s been used for many decades by sophisticated entrepreneurs and investors. The thing is that a lot of noobs are only now discovering it and acting like it’s something new. It’s not. Far from it. Continue reading