Blog Posts

September 8, 2021

Why the Startup World Needs New Funding Options

Today, idea- and early-stage founders who need capital to grow have one primary option: asking friends and family for money. Typically, these “friends and family” investments come in because there’s trust built between you (the founder) and the capital provider. That trust takes years to build. If you're not personally wealthy - or connected to people who are - it's very difficult to access startup capital in the earliest stage of building a company. And that's just one reason why the startup world needs new funding options.

July 14, 2021

9 Benefits of Income Share Agreements for Founders

If you’re interested in learning the benefits of income share agreements for entrepreneurs, you’re in the right place.

June 9, 2021

Q&A with Kyiana Williams, Founder of entertwine, a Chisos Portfolio Company

Learn how Chisos portfolio founder Kyiana Williams, CEO of entertwine, is growing her creative startup, and what’s next on the horizon.

May 20, 2021

Chisos Achieves Diversity in VC Certification

We're proud to announce that Chisos achieved the Diversity in VC Certification! Learn more about what it stands for here.

May 6, 2021

Why is Chisos Crowdfunding on WeFunder?

On Monday, our public equity fundraising seed round opened on Wefunder. Why did we decide to raise our operating capital via crowdfunding? Because crowdfunding is fundamentally democratic. Learn more here.

April 21, 2021

Now Everyone Can Invest in Chisos

Our campaign is now live on WeFunder, and our inner circle (that’s you!) can invest now with preferred terms.

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.


June 10, 2021

Why Side Hustles Were a Big Trend During the Pandemic

Chisos CEO Will Stringer spoke with WSLS-TV 10 (NBC Roanoke) about why side hustles were a big trend during the pandemic.

May 20, 2021

How Women Can Secure VC Funding - Interview with interviewed Hannah Rich, Chisos Investment Analyst, on its YouTube Channel to discuss Chisos and the gender equity gap among women founders.

May 19, 2021

5 Innovative Fundraising Methods for Emerging VCs and PEs - TechCrunch

Learn 5 innovative fundraising method for emerging VCs and PEs, featuring Will Stringer, CEO of Chisos.

May 17, 2021

Chisos Capital Launches Crowdfunding for Idea-Stage Startups - L.A. Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal spoke with Chisos founder Will Stringer about the importance of funding idea- and early stage startups, and how the CISA approach works.

May 11, 2021

Alternative VC Firm Chisos Launches Public Reg CF Crowdfunding Campaign

Chisos Capital, investing firm for early-stage entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of a public Reg. CF crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder. Anyone, including non-accredited investors, can invest in the vision to provide first-check capital to idea and early-stage entrepreneurs.

April 14, 2021

How to Start Funding More than Just White Guys

Although VC is focused on innovation, it has resisted change to its own structures. But finding innovative models - including Chisos - is the best way to provide funding to a more diverse group of founders.

January 11, 2021

Flexible VC: A New Model for Startups Targeting Profitability - TechCrunch

More and more startups are pursuing revenue-based VCs, but it’s not a good fit for everyone. A new category of investors has emerged offering a hybrid between VC and revenue-based investment (RBI), which we call “flexible VC.”

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.