Entrepreneur Simon Gall reviews what types of funding there are available to SMEs.

Companies are now using online funding platforms to find equity and debt finance. In my own database of business contacts, I have met 188 funding-platform chief executives since 2012, providing or specialising in many types and levels of finance. The issue is, which are the most pertinent for the type of finance required.

As a synopsis, these are the platform types.

1 Crowdfunding: mainly relevant for start-up and innovative people and small companies seeking cash for launching, promoting or producing…

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