Rebecca Fischer, Divibank: Helping Brazilian entrepreneurs scale with non-dilutive capital, Ep 186

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Before Divibank, small and medium enterprises in Brazil solely had two financing choices: getting debt from a financial institution or elevating enterprise capital. But most startups don’t meet financial institution financing necessities, and never each firm can increase VC or desires to boost VC. 

Divibank offers a 3rd different for startups and SMEs: revenue-based financing. Divibank launched in 2020 by financing Digital Marketing campaigns through a income share mannequin. Since then, Divibank has launched different merchandise together with stock financing and recurring income financing.

In this episode, I sat down with Rebecca Fischer, Divibank’s CPO and cofounder to speak about what she discovered from engaged on Digital Marketing campaigns for big manufacturers, how she bought Divibank off the bottom, and the way Divibank offers a greater financing different for entrepreneurs in Brazil.

The ignored potential of advert spend

Before beginning Divibank, Rebecca labored for an promoting company the place she helped firms develop through paid Digital adverts. Clients invested big quantities of Money of their Digital Marketing campaigns, and the returns had been nice. 

During her time operating advert campaigns, Rebecca found two issues that kickstarted the thought for Divibank: advert spend was an actual asset class that might be an alternative choice to VC funding, and many individuals weren’t taking their advert spend as significantly as she thought they need to be. 

Listen to this episode to find how Rebecca discovered a chance to offer financing for entrepreneurs to scale by means of Digital Marketing campaigns.

Non-dilutive capital to increase entrepreneurs’ runways

Divibank offers financing for founders who don’t wish to dilute themselves by means of enterprise capital and wish entry to capital to scale their companies.

The startup’s shoppers are often digitally native firms that know what their income will seem like within the quick time period. They are in search of financing, however they don’t seem to be prepared but to separate the pie with many different shareholders. Divibank offers them the liberty to decide on whether or not to boost VC Money or continue to grow with non-dilutive capital.

Check out this episode to learn how Divibank helps founders in Brazil lengthen their runways and lift after they’re at the next valuation. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:10] – About Divibank
  • [01:42] – What financing appears like for SMEs in Brazil
  • [03:40] – Divibank’s common consumer
  • [05:10] – Rebecca’s background
  • [06:00] – Lessons discovered from working in promoting businesses
  • [08:08] – ABC of non-dilutive financing 
  • [11:30] – Divibank’s zero to 1
  • [12:58] – Divibank’s first steps
  • [14:43] – Divibank’s expertise with fundraising
  • [16:30] – Where is Divibank at present
  • [17:49] – Rebecca’s guide suggestions
  • [19:21] – Rebecca’s recommendation to a youthful self
  • [20:10] – What’s subsequent for Divibank

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