MARCH 1991

How did you finance the growth of your company?

Venture capital 44%

Personal funds 43

Individual investors 35

Private placement 30

Bank loans 28

Loans from personal 12 sources

Revenues from operations 9

Sweat equity 3

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Note: Total is higher than 100% because of multiple answers.

Source: An Inc. survey of 89 public companies reporting a five-year growth rate of 1,088% or higher since 1985.