Venture Debt is an important alternative to angel and venture capital for rapidly growing startups. It permits a startup to leverage equity capital in order to increase valuations between equity rounds, reduce dilution and enhance investor return. In this workshop, Dan Allred and Yvonne McCague of Silicon Valley Bank will discuss the key differences between venture debt and other forms of financing and the circumstances when venture debt may be most beneficial for a company.
Topics will include:
What is Venture Debt and What It Is Used For
Is Debt Worth It?
Typical Terms & Availability
The “Gotchas” & How To Avoid Them
Choosing a Provider & Managing the Relationship