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Startup Financing in Berlin

  • Robin Tech
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Abstract

Financing plays an essential part in the success of most startup enterprises. In this chapter, three essential questions of fundraising in Berlin in particular, but also in the wider context, are addressed. First, the kind of funding that an entrepreneur should be seeking is examined. Then the prerequisites and supporting factors of raising capital from investors are explored. Finally, the current status of the Berlin startup financing scene and its outlook are noted.

Keywords

Startup funding SME funding Venture capital Business angels KPIs Public funding Social capital Crowdfunding Bootstrapping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Tech
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  1. 1.Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and SocietyBerlinGermany

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