Extracted 03NOV2011 from http://www.businessinsider.com/the-way-companies-are-getting-financed-is-comp...
There are lots of trends people have been talking about in tech financing--"superangels"; delayed IPOs; secondary market sales; and more. But so far, few people have been putting the dots together: the entire financing landscape for companies is changing. And, excitingly, it's increasingly not just technology companies.
There are many new financing options for growing companies that weren't available a decade ago. Here's how we break them down (we'll visit each one in turn):
- Late-stage private equity
- The long-delayed IPO
[very nice analysis and infographics in the article at the link above]