Blog Posts

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.

March 13, 2020

Chisos Investment Terms Explained

At Chisos we are creating a new investment product for companies and ideas that have a difficult time accessing capital.

April 12, 2020

Chisos Investment Terms Explained (Part 2)

Over the past month we’ve had conversations with 50+ entrepreneurs exploring a potential investment from Chisos.


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.