I admit it. As a recruiter, I am fascinated with start-ups. In my 14+ years of recruiting experience I have had the pleasure of working with many start-ups. Some have made it to IPO stage, some were acquired by brand-name companies and others, well, weren’t as fortunate. Such is the life of a start-up.
Besides the necessity of having a viable concept and market demand, the lack of funding is often the death knell for company’s success. Over the past decade we’ve seen an increasing number unconventional investors come up with some creative ways to find and fund new start-ups.