Blog Posts

April 8, 2021

How Do Income Share Agreements Work?

Learn how income share agreements work, and the new approach that’s designed for early and idea-stage entrepreneurs.

March 29, 2021

What's an Income Share Agreement & Why Should Entrepreneurs Care?

Income Share Agreements, or ISAs, provide financing in exchange for a percentage of future earnings. They’re also a new form of entrepreneur capital.

January 27, 2021

How to Raise Pre-Seed & Seed Funding: 5 Alternative Strategies

Want to learn how to raise seed funding for your startup? You’re in the right place. For growth-focused startups, getting access to capital early means that you can scale faster. If you’re an ambitious founder who doesn’t fit the mold, how can you raise pre-seed or seed funding? Here are 5 alternative sources of pre-seed and seed funding for idea- and early stage startups.

January 7, 2021

Podcast: It's Time to Invest in Entrepreneurs

8/10 founders aren't served by the existing capital options. In this podcast, you'll learn about the opt-out life, and how Chisos helps entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality.

November 27, 2020

What We Look for When We Invest in Early-Stage Startups

If you’re starting a company or thinking about starting a company, Chisos wants to get you started. We write checks from $15,000 - $50,000 to idea-stage and side-hustle founders using a Convertible Income Share Agreement. Interested in learning more if we're a fit for you? Here are a few factors we consider during our diligence and underwriting process

October 28, 2020

Funding for Startups: Pros & Cons of 6 Common Financing Options

Here, we offer an overview of some of the most common startup funding options for entrepreneurs, along with their pros and cons. You’ll also learn about a new, innovative startup funding option that doesn’t require early-stage founders to sacrifice excess ownership or bet the proverbial farm: convertible income share agreements.


August 28, 2020

Announcing KnowCap x Chisos Partnership

The partnership strategies that KnowCap deploys keys in on the network effects that our ecosystem model provides for bother partners & founders.

July 6, 2020

The VP2s — Introducing 30 New Republic Venture Partners Fighting To Change the Status Quo

Meet the folks leading the way for lasting access & inclusion.

June 22, 2020

Investment Made via the Zebras Unite Community - A Case Study

A deal that came about because a founder and an investor found each other in the Zebras Unite community.

May 6, 2020

The Mastery of Leaders: Will Stringer

I’ve worked with a number of hyper-local and traditional small businesses, as well as numerous solo founders of early-stage startups and product and service-based brands and digital companies.