Well, to build machines. If you can get a bank loan whose interest is lower than your expected ROI, then you should—this is called leverage, in finance. But bankers tend to want a predictable business plan before investing, so they’re less risk-tolerant.

You either need money to research the product or business; or to scale the business model or hit economies of scale in manufacturing.

But maybe your question was rhetorical. ;-)



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Alistair Croll

Writer, speaker, accelerant. Intersection of tech & society. Strata, Startupfest, Bitnorth, FWD50. Lean Analytics, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, Just Evil Enough.