How Fundraising Works for Startup Studios

  • Identify your niche and mission,
  • Set up your Studio as a legal entity
  • Design your branding- which includes launching a website- and
  • Decide on your funding mechanism (bootstrap or investment)

Structure #1: The Fund Model

Most often VC firms are the backers of Startup Studios, but Angel groups, governments, and even private corporations can also contribute funding to a Studio.

It’s important to note that the VCs are not investing in the Studio directly, they’re putting this money into a fund for the Studio team to use to create new startup ventures.

Structure #2: The Holding Entity Model

Endlessly curious about the human condition. Founder of Studio Upstart. Chief of Staff @ Untapped Ventures.

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