Month: May 2014

Thoughts on Venture Debt from WTI

Thoughts on Venture Debt from WTI

A couple of weeks ago, I published a post which posited that Venture Debt at the early stages is overused in today’s market and listed out some key considerations that companies must understand prior to taking on leverage. One consideration that I’ve opined on repeatedly is the concept of lender reputation and the necessity of choosing a Venture Debt provider that is aligned with you on all fronts, from personality to business...

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Is Venture Debt overused?

Is Venture Debt overused?

Is Venture Debt overrated and overused for Early Stage companies? The question may sound a bit strange coming from someone who spent well over a decade advocating the benefits of Venture Debt for early stage companies. However, I cant shake the feeling that we’ve now moved into an environment where the benefits of Venture Debt have been over amplified, leading  significant incorrect and overuse of the vehicle. First off, there are a few...

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