In a recent edition of its Entrepreneurship Policy Digest, the Kauffman Foundation provides interesting data on the types of funding relied upon by emerging companies.  The report notes that approximately 40% of startup capital is in the form of bank debt.  The report also notes the increased reliance by entrepreneurs on online lending platforms.  For example, according to the report, in the first half of 2014, over 20% of startups applied for loans through these platforms.  The findings may be found here: