How the Startup Funding Process Really Works

Learn how you can get funding for your new business venture and become a high flying entrepreneur.

Creating a startup is continuously challenging and incredibly rewarding, and this chart shows the process that you will go through as your business grows from 1 to 1000 people.

100% of nothing is much less desirable than 17% of something huge.

The common stages of  startup financing are as follows

  1. Idea
  2. Co-Founder
  3. Friends and Family
  4. Seed Round
  5. Series A (can have multiple rounds)
  6. Initial Public Offering (IPO)
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Head of Content & Customer Marketing at Incfile
Melissa sets the vision for Incfile's content marketing and customer relationship management. Melissa has more than 10 years experience in various marketing roles, and a passion for supporting small businesses as they incorporate and grow. She loves sharing information that will help business owners maximize their LLCs, Corporations and Nonprofits. In her spare time, Melissa is an active member of The Junior League and enjoys running half marathons.
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