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A Powering Agriculture Guide on Financing Types for Innovators
Powering Agriculture

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September 2018
The innovators supported by the Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge, and many others like them, are working on high-impact innovations that will require external capital to validate the technology, build and manufacture their product, reach customers, and ultimately scale before they can become self-sustaining. The type of external capital that a company can obtain depends on many factors including legal structure, mutual fit with the funder profile, the stage of innovation, the market opportunity, and return potential. The ability to navigate this complex landscape while maintaining a healthy capital structure is vital to the ultimate success of a venture. This guide presents an overview of the most common funding options, including grants, debt, and equity, along with a snapshot of emerging alternative forms of financing.