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Understanding Revenue-based Finance

An Interview with Janice St. Onge

Janice St. Onge is President of The Flexible Capital Fund, L3C (the “Flex Fund”). The Flexible Capital Fund is the only licensed lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Vermont to provide royalty financing, also known as revenue-based financing (RBF). MG: Why revenue-based financing? What is one solving for using RBFs? JSO: We launched the Flex Fund in 2010, just after the financial market had crashed. In Vermont, we had a lot of innovative businesses in the food system, forestry, and clean technology sectors that couldn’t get growth financing — neither debt nor equity. The financial crisis had pretty…
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I am a passionate financial innovator committed to social enterprise and impact investment. I consult through my social enterprise, Good Capital Projects where I coach entrepreneurs and educate values-driven investors. I have a background in finance. I previously served as Slow Money SoCal Director of Investment Programs as well as ... Read more
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