Consider Alternative Financing Strategies

Most founders are not in a position to bootstrap, or solely fund, their way to startup growth and success. Initial product development and market entry is typically funded through external investments, such as common stock financing or venture capital investments. Consider alternative financing strategies such as those offered through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. The EB-5 program enables foreign nationals to become lawful permanent residents by making substantial investments in U.S. businesses designated as Regional Centers. This, and similar financing options, offer an opportunity for founders to raise capital while contributing to initiatives designed to strengthen the U.S. economy and spur job growth.

Today’s tip was adapted from “EB-5 Investments: The New “Old” Alternative Finance Tool” by Melanie Rubocki and Matthew Purcell.

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When Should I Form a Legal Entity?

As startup lawyers, we often receive inquiries from passionate entrepreneurs and founders seeking guidance on when they should consider taking their side projects to the next step by forming a legal entity. Forming a company is a “crossing the Rubicon” moment for any startup. It’s an essential step…