Survey of 473 investors asking what motivates them toward financing start-ups.
Why do people sink money into start-ups? Here's what 473 investors said in a recent survey, conducted by University of Tennessee College of Business associate director Pat Postma.
Motivated by purely financial considerations 47%
Wanted to participate in the company as well as see high returns 31
Compelled primarily by an interest in supporting economic development and entrepreneurship 22