Technical Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2014

A Note on Funding Digital Innovation Startups

by Karim Lakhani, Michael Norris and Andrew Otazo


This note provides information on the state of startup financing in Silicon Valley in 2013. It details different avenues startups have to raise funding, including venture capital, corporate venture capital, angel investors, incubators, and crowdfunding.

Keywords: Startup; innovation & entrepreneurship; venture capital; angel investors; accelerator; crowdfunding; Silicon Valley; Venture Capital; Entrepreneurship; California;


Lakhani, Karim, Michael Norris, and Andrew Otazo. "A Note on Funding Digital Innovation Startups." Harvard Business School Technical Note 614-039, January 2014.