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Capital-as-a-Service?

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  • Rosa, Frederico
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    The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 changed the landscape of financing a business, affecting all projects that are looking for growth based on access to capital. Non-bank finance and new forms of equity access started to emerge not only for attractive born-global start-ups but also for smaller SME´s with sound and sustainable business plans, creating a stronger link between capital and knowledge. This article aims to open a reflection on the future of the sources of financing for an entrepreneur, focusing on three main premises: (i) debt and short term payback, (ii) capital and knowledge acquisition for a sustainable business model (iii) new forms of – debt free - payback to fit the business ability to grow and to focus the financial support primarily on the business model and not on the entrepreneur.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 52220.

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    Keywords: Start-ups; financing; SME´s access to capital; revenue-based financing; entrepreneurship; capital-as-a-service;

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    1. Beck, T.H.L. & Demirgüç-Kunt, A. & Levine, R., 2005. "SMEs, growth and poverty: Cross country evidence," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3125501, Tilburg University.
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