Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
Simple. Draw up a business plan. Show that you can generate the income to pay back a loan (with interest and fees), even if the loan is tens of millions of dollars. If it's a sound plan, venture capitalists will be happy to cough up. That's their job.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1522 times:
Of course it don't hurt if you've had success in starting airlines up in the past either. JetBlue's founder, David Neeleman, had prior to JetBlue, been one of the founders of Morris Air, who he sold to Southwest; and of Westjet, which has been giving AC fits for some time now. His success helped to get the financing to launch JetBlue; other than George Soros, the other investors who provided the startup capital were the same ones that financed Westjet, so for Neeleman, getting the financing was the easy part.