EIT Food Startup Manual – Module 5

5. Funding & investment

Raising money is a key part of being an entrepreneur. Agrifood has some specific challenges around finance given the typically slower growth rates, the seasonality of cashflow and time needed for a return on investment. Whilst some businesses can grow organically and don’t require any external funding, the majority need cash injection whether it’s in the form of debt, equity or grant money. 

This chapter will take you through types of funding available, offer tips on pitching to investors and browse through everything related to the financing of your business. Before getting into that, we thought it’d be useful to talk about personal finances.

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