Subject: RE: Successful FSBs
From: Rich Bodo <>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:38:26 -0800 (PST)

> Maybe it means that FSBs need to look for financing means other than
> traditional venture capital.  It would be useful to understand what
> financing mechanisms are most open to FSBs.

Government?  Some academic projects that get government funding later
become FSB's.  If you know someone who is good at convincing people in
the govt. they need your product maybe it could work the other way
around.  A govt. fund for should exist for this purpose.  Of course,
MS would lobby against it.

The usual other sources of income exist:  Friends.  Family.  Credit
cards.  Selling your stuff.  Blood.


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