What Is Startup Capital and How Does It Work?

Raising startup financing is a crucial component of starting your own company as an entrepreneur. Once you have decided on a business concept, you will need money to get started. It may be tough to find the kind of funding you require as a beginning as an entrepreneur, but there are various choices. In today’s business world, there are many possibilities for funding and expanding your firm. All it takes is a solid company concept, dedication, and a leap of faith on the part of the entrepreneur.

Subang Jaya – 11 February, 2022 – Startups are young and growing businesses that are still in the early stages of development. These businesses are started by one or more individuals who seek to develop and commercialise a product or service. One of the first things a business needs to do is raise funds. Most people refer to this type of funding as “startup capital.” You don’t necessarily need cash to start a business; in fact, the reverse of funding is known as ‘bootstrapping,’ which is the process of establishing a business with your own money.

The first step is the ‘idea stage.’ You finally settle on one of the many ideas you’ve had. You started creating value the moment you started working. That worth will eventually transfer into stock, but since you own 100% of it and are the only person in your still-unregistered firm, you aren’t worrying about equity just yet.

The next step is to create a tangible prototype of the concept you’re working on. You’re well aware that you may benefit greatly from someone else’s abilities. So you begin your search for a co-founder. However, because you can’t pay them (and even if you could, they’d be an employee rather than a co-founder), you offer shares in exchange for effort (sweat equity.) But how much of your own money should you put up? Your startup is now worth very little, and you’ve realised that since they’ll be doing half the labour, they should be paid equally to you – 50%. Then, the following step requires you to recognise that your startup will not progress unless you have startup cash or investment.

Raising start-up funding is a crucial aspect of starting your own company as an entrepreneur. Once you’ve decided on a business concept, you’ll need money to get started. To help a firm grow, it can raise funds and capital in a variety of ways. If the money required is larger than what friends and family can contribute, you can use your own resources, borrow from friends and family if the amount is small, or seek out successful angel investors and venture capitalists. According to surveys, a lack of cash is one of the most common reasons for small business failure, coming in second. Apple, Google, and Amazon, on the other hand, all began as little businesses and grew into commercial behemoths thanks to funding; they were able to raise sufficient starting capital from the right sources at the right moment.

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NEXEA is a Malaysian Venture Capital and Startup Accelerator firm that specializes in supporting and funding technology companies that have the potential to be the next technology giants. NEXEA also has services for investors and corporations that want to invest or work with future technology giants. 

NEXEA is known for its mentors who are successful ex-entrepreneurs, or C-levels who own or have sold (IPO, M&A) their businesses. The combination of experienced mentors, experts, and partners prove potent as the top companies out of 35+ startups invested by NEXEA have grown 3 to 16 times per year. NEXEA is based in Bandar Sunway, Selangor.

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