Startup Success Series: Bootstrapping vs VC Investment

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Startup Success Series: Bootstrapping vs VC Investment

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a founder is determining the best way to fund your startup. You’ll need to decide whether to go it alone without the help of outside capital or secure investment from venture capitalists (VCs) who offer funds, expertise, credibility and networks in exchange for equity.

The funding path you choose will greatly affect the way you structure your business operations, how fast you grow, the size of your team and long-term strategy, but what is the best way to determine which option is best for you?

Join us for this expert panel discussion as we unpack the benefits and drawbacks of bootstrapping vs VC investment and share tips about how to determine the best funding route for your startup. We’ll be talking to:

You can expect to learn about:

  • The pros and cons of bootstrapping vs VC investment
  • What it’s like to be a founder funding your own startup
  • Things to think about when securing venture capital

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