10 Ways To Raise Funds For Your Startup In India

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Lack of funding is the major reason why some of the startups do not take off.  However, there are many banks which offer business loan to startups.

There are many other institutions out there who are happy to help and invest in your startups if you are able to convince for the same.

Here are 10 ways through which you can raise funds for your startup.


Funding startup with your own savings or investment can be called as Bootstrapping. Initially, it will be difficult to raise money for a startup, this can be the easy solution as there are no documentations or formalities required.

Individuals can ask their family and friends to contribute to the same.

Angel Investment

Angel investors are those who are interested in investing in startups with the exchange of equity ownership or so.
Some of the success stories who took help of Angel Investors are Google, Yahoo and Alibaba  have spurred angel investors.

Venture Capital

Venture capitalist are very professional who invest in companies where there is growth and returns. They look to invest in business against equity and exit when there is an IPO. They also mentor the project and provide their expertise in helping in the growth of the organization.

Loans From NBFCs

There are many nonbanking financial institutions who will sanction loan to business start-ups. Microfinance institutions will provide loans who cannot access banks or where the access is limited.

Start Up India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has come up with StartUp India campaign where they support budding entrepreneurs to carry out their projects.


Crowdfunding is a way raise funding from a large number of people at the same time. This method is followed primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms.


Such institutions usually provide space and other equipment to startup teams to set the project rolling along with funding and guidance.


These are very much similar to incubators where they get guidance and funding for the fixed tenure.

Credit cards

Credit cards can be used to purchase initial equipment and to set up the office. One can also earn cashback and reward points if used correctly. Here are best credit cards for business.

Mortgage Assets

You can also use assets which can be mortgaged to help you meet short term commitments and which can be released once you are able to pay for the same.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:39 [IST]
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