Excellent article talking about all startup funding options open to an early stage company. In our view an ideal funding mix is a “balanced diet” of the options listed, to form mostly equity, some debt, and then government incentives such as tax credits and grant funding. Many we speak to are afraid of debt, but in almost all cases having some (responsible) debt is way cheaper than too much (dilutive) equity, particularly when the equity value is in its early stages: https://www.uktech.news/guest-posts/funding/raising-capital-is-crucial-but-what-sort-of-funding-should-you-consider-20190327

We can help with the debt and government incentives part. See our home page for details: https://www.rockinghorsegroup.co.uk