Updated: Jan 6
How hard has the COVID-19 situation been on start-ups?
42% have less than a 3-month runway.
But there are more worrying facts.
38% of them are already out of funds.
This means - 80% of start-ups would have run dry if something big does not happen.
How are they planning to respond?
Shut-down, for good: 14%
Scale-down, operations: 35%
Pump-up, the growth engines: 35%
& 16% don’t really know what to do.
Currently proposed solutions petitioned:
Solution 1: Many of these start-ups petitioned for bailouts from the Govt.
My 2 cents: This is just not going to happen – simply because an agreeable democratic distribution is impossible for economic bailouts.
Solution 2: Get banks to lend more.
My 2 cents: A vast majority of banking is run by/ like the private sector with shareholders. Govts could see the move as a band-aid on a deep wound as defaults will rise if recovery takes longer. Capital would erode in both primary & secondary markets. Also, Govt bodies just don’t have the float to cover nationwide lending.
Is there a solution you see? I would love to know.
Survey of 8,400 start-ups & entrepreneurs
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