Stages of Social Enterprise Capital

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Growth or Expansion Stage: Once they have hit or surpassed financial break-even, the social enterprise may be able to access debt capital and to establish a credit history. Socially motivated lenders may be able to provide flexible or subordinate debt to a social enterprise. It is crucial to wait until the social enterprise is beginning to turn a profit before they are ready to support debt payments. At this point in financing, debt capital is likely to be preferred.

Venture Capital and Hedge Funds

BeyondVC

The holdings — ranging from modest positions in startup companies to multibillion dollar corporate buyouts to a variety of more esoteric instruments, like subordinated debt — already amount to $65 billion, or 7% of hedge-fund investments, according to estimates by Freeman & Co., Well, there is clearly lots of money sloshing around in alternative assets like hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital.