Dilutive Funding vs. Non-dilutive Funding: What is the difference

  • Monday, December 23, 2019 7:00 AM

There are two kinds of funding, primarily speaking. Neither option is necessarily better or worse, but the question of which type is right for you and your business is a very personal choice.

We are referring to Dilutive vs. Non-dilutive funding, of course.

Until the moment funds are required desperately for business growth, many entrepreneurs have never explored the key differences between one and the other. 

Dilutive funding

Dilutive funding is funding that costs equity to receive. One example of dilutive funding is capital from Venture Capitalists (VCs) and Angel Investors. Both of these types of funding rely on the business trading varying amounts of equity for the funding they receive. Whenever something must be traded from the company to receive funds, the funding is classified as dilutive.

Non-dilutive funding

Nondilutive funding is that which does not require any equity from the company to be awarded. Examples of non-dilutive funding include grants and -awards from contests. Non-dilutive funding is awarded to companies based on meeting certain criteria and applying for funding that has already been allocated for specific purposes or types of organizations.

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