WEEK 7: Discussion Prompt #1 – Holders of equity capital (common and preferred stock) are owners of the firm. There are those that argue that having equity capital benefits the organization versus debt. With the variety of debt structures available, such as angel investors, fund-raising, etc., do you believe that it is better for the organization to give up part of the ownership in the company or to seek straight debt outside the company?
WEEK 7: Discussion Prompt #2 – Technology has advanced how organizations raise money or seek debt to finance their operations. Today, social media and the Internet have influenced these processes. For this discussion, provide an example of a venture capital strategy that you would use to start your own business. Discuss how this strategy is different than traditional debt structures.