Venture Leasing A Form of Venture Lending

By John Glynn Jr., Stan Kanarowski
2003 | Case No. E147

The note offers an overview of venture leasing—what it is, how it works and who the major players are in the industry. It explains how venture leasing fits into the VC puzzle, gives an overview of which entities play a role in a venture lease, and discusses deal flow and deal evaluation. It further highlights venture leasing returns and brings up factors that can affect those returns. The note pulls from multiple industry interviews and research including news stories, the Web and finance textbooks. It also offers examples of a startup’s capitalization tables with and without venture leasing, to give the reader a view of the impact a venture lease has on a company’s finances.

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