Venture Financing:


Bootstrapping Options for Product Development


Important Bootstrapping Techniques for Product Development:

  • Prepaid licenses, royalties, or advances from customers

  • Special deals on access to product hardware

  • Development of product at night and on weekends while working elsewhere

  • Customer-funded research and development

  • Free or subsidized access to general hardware

  • Turning a consultant project into a commercial product.

Among the least important ways identified to bootstrap product development are attempting to obtain research grants and commercializing university-based research.

Venture Financing Funnel

Venture Financing: Key Documents


Step-by-Step Guide To Venture Financing

Bootstrapping Methods

Strategies for Successful Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping Options for Business Development

Bootstrapping Options to Minimize the Need for Capital

Bootstrapping Options to Meet the Need for Capital

Venture Map To Financing

Venture Planning

Business Planning Chart

The Funding Round

Long Term Capitalization Planning

Business Finance, Administration, Marketing and Sales

Business Operations

Would-Be Entrepreneur

Reality Check

SWOT Analysis for a Start-Up Venture

Venture Planning Checklist

Customer Assessment

Venture Model

Financial Assessment

Overall Venture Evaluation and Reality Check

Startup Company

Venture Financing

Alternative Financing: VC Is Not The Only Way

Start-up Capital Formation Process

5 Tips for Internet Startups

Startup Company Intellectual Property (IP) Strategies

Protecting Your Business Name

Venture Management

5 Critical Success Factor for New Ventures

What Changes as Company Grows

Entrepreneurial Success

How To Succeed in Business

Seven Simple Steps to Small Business Success



1.    "Bootstrap Finance: The Art of Start-ups" by Bhide, A.

2.    "Who Bankrolls Software Entrepreneurs" by Freear, J., Sohl.J.E., and Wetzel, W.E.

3.    "Financial Bootstrapping in Small Businesses: A Resource-Based View on Small Business Finance", Winborg,J., and Landstrom.H.

4.    "Angel Investing", Osnabrugge,M.V., and Robinson, R.J.,