The main sources of funding are:
* Own sources (personal savings, family, friends)
* Angels Investors
* Institutional Investment
The sources themselves are different from angel investors in quantity and quality of money. It is not the same use as a source of capital resources for retirement, study, etc.. that funds will go anyway risky investments. The angel investor, therefore, is not regarded as close to the group of founders. However, the angel investing in people, to a very high risk, so it becomes a difficult administrative and management support to replace. The angel investor invests only in companies where you feel you can add an element of address important because you know the industry. For a company in formation, the angel investor is an indispensable bastion as it offers its experience and contacts in addition to the capital. The so-called “silent partner” who is not involved in the decisions of company financing is not an angel investor.
For institutional investments, there are many forms, from the release of tax payment or protection of certain industries to direct money grant. It exists in Chile the pattern of Prof, or partnering programs, in which several similar companies join together for competition, developing new markets or take other marketing support.
For those who have passed the stage of establishment of the concept, survival and early growth, there are 6 types of funding sources. This classification is very appropriate because it considers the use of capital. In mature financial markets like the U.S., the classification is not nothing but a better position to exploit the strengths of each group of investors.