Venture Debt provides a financial resource with less dilution of the shareholder equity, whereas Venture Capital typically requires substantial dilution to make its return. Venture Debt providers do not normally require a seat on the board although they will require regular management information. Venture Debt providers charge interest and require the loan to be repaid according to an agreed schedule. Venture Capital providers require their funds to be repaid on exit or refinancing. Venture Debt can be quicker to arrange, perhaps within 2 months of initial contact, whereas Venture Capital typically takes between 3 to 6 months or more to arrange.  
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