Venture Capital is the key to launching many great startups – but it’s the most expensive type of capital out there. It’s not for everyone. Even venture capital backed companies find that they can mix and match different capital sources to manage their rapid growth and hold down financing costs and equity dilution. The 2016 Colorado Capital Conference is designed to help investors and entrepreneurs learn about advanced blended funding options that can jump-start a company’s growth and broaden the availability of the right kind of capital for the right needs in portfolio businesses. Alternatives such as Venture Debt, Royalty Financing, Crowdfunding, Structured Buyouts, Factoring and Asset backed lending, Grants (SBIR, OEDIT AI, NIH), government and community based lending and more, all provide ways to fund companies or expand on angel investments in creative ways.