IP Financing for startups: ‘Monetising’ IP has been around for years but has been opaque and difficult to access. The AON IP Solutions team have created a methodology to insure the value of your IP; which paves the way for lenders to make loans against that value. It is early days but if start ups have good quality IP including for example patents, trademarks. trade secrets and copyright, this might be worth investigating, especially as it might be a route to raise funding without giving away equity.
The first step is founders and companies really being aware of what their IP is, so they can start building out their “IP portfolio”, says Will Kier, of AON. Another good reason for businesses and start ups to think carefully about developing their IP from an early stage.
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