According to the Kauffman foundation, after a 10 year study on this, the most common sources of startup funding (by interviewing 5000 startups) are:
When they limited it to specifically 500 companies in Silicon Valley, the numbers change to:
In both cases, Angel Investment and Venture Capital fund only 10% of the businesses. The majority are funded by personal savings and bank loans.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Where-do-startups-get-investment
Originally Posted On: 2015-03-23