Types of startup fund
An Angel Network is a facilitator for a group of individual angel investors that would act as shareholders in a client.
An Asset Management invests in varying asset classes with a consolidation of their clients’ capital.
A Bank can either make equity investments off their balance sheets or grant debt funding to investees.
A Central Government distributes funds consisting of public money that are overseen by private or public organisations.
A Charity or Not-For-Profit Company are funding programs that primarily give grant or debt funding and are run by a charity or not-for-profit company.
A Commercialisation Company is an organisation that gives university projects and research organisations pursuing new technologies investments in the form of equity or grants.
A Corporate fund is a fund financed and managed by a corporate organisation, giving the corporate organisation the ability to make strategic investments.
A Crowd Fund, usually conducted online, is financed from individual investors donating for principle, lending for interest, or buying shares. Thus, crowdfunding is able to grant equity investment, debt funding, or reward-based funding.
A Devolved Government distributes funds consisting of public money that are overseen by private or public organisations.
A Family Office oversees and invests the capital of a wealthy individual, family, or group of families.
Local and Regional Government
A Local and Regional Government distributes funds consisting of public money that are overseen by private or public organisations.
A Merchant Bank, or investment bank, runs financial advice for businesses and can make investments off their balance sheet.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
A Private Equity or Venture Capital fund consists of privately-owned legal entities created by wealthy individuals. Venture Capital funds usually have minor stakes in business in the early or high-growth stages.
Private Investment Vehicle
A Private Investment Vehicle is a fund that typically makes equity investments into unlisted companies and invests in, or buys out, established companies.
A Specialist Lender provides debt finance and if not managed by a bank or government.
A University fund is established and run by a university and usually invest in companies created by current students or alumni.
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