Sources of funding

When setting up a business or investing in new growth opportunities you will need funds to get started.

Explore your options for financing your new business opportunities, whether they be starting a new business or growth opportunities. Be mindful of any cash flow implications now or in the future for each option. How you would overcome or work with these or any other financial hurdles? Is it sustainable?
  • Private sector funding

    There are a number of finance options within the private sector that can assist you with obtaining capital to explore your business ideas. These include: 
    • self funding
    • loans through financial institutions (debt finance)
    • money from shareholders (equity finance)
    • crowd funding.

    Private sector funding
  • Government co-investment funds

    State Government co-investment funds invest in your business, matching a percentage of the investment from other sources of funding.

    A current example of an investment fund is the South Australian Venture Capital Fund (SAVCF). To help build South Australian companies to a national and global scale, the South Australian Government has established the $50 million SAVCF that will invest in dynamic and innovative early-stage companies to accelerate their growth to a national and global scale.

    ‚ÄčThe SAVCF has been structured as a co-investment fund, requiring each initial investment into an eligible company to be matched with at least 50% investment from other venture capital funds, high net-worth’s or other sophisticated investors. 
    The fund is currently active and enquiries can be made to SAVCF@sa.gov.au.

    SOUTH AUSTRALIAN VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
  • Government grants

    You might be a candidate for a government grant. There are a number of grants that the government provide to businesses, to assist them with new or growth ideas. Government grants exist across national, state and local governments. Each grant has it's own purpose and restrictions, however, it may assist in other decisions you need to make, such as where to locate your business.

    Government grants

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