answer the following questions related to the zip car assignment

READ ZIPCAR – ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INSTRUCTIONS

Answer questions below.

  1. How did the company utilize debt financing? -4pts
    1. Identify the instances of debt financing in the case and the amount that was borrowed.
    2. What stage was the business at each of these instances?
    3. Why was debt utilized in this instance? What factors made this a good or bad choice?
  2. How did the company utilize equity financing? -4pts
    1. Identify the instances of equity financing in the case and the amount that was borrowed.
    2. What stage was the business at each of these instances?
    3. Why was equity utilized in this instance? What factors made this a good or bad choice?
  3. How did the company utilize bootstrapping? -4pts
    1. Identify the instances of bootstrapping.
    2. What stage was the business at each of these instances?
    3. Why was bootstrapping utilized in this instance? What factors made this a good or bad choice?
  4. In your opinion, how well did Zipcar utilize the different funding sources? Did they use each source appropriately? – 4pts
  5. Based on the information you have read by the end of this case, is Zipcar a good investment? Is Zipcar making a good decision to seek the funding they are seeking? – 4pts

*Clarification on question 5: If you were an investor at the Springboard 2000 New England venture forum, would you be interested in participating in a $1.3MM funding round for Zipcar? And then, from the Zipcar perspective, do you think they should be seeking $1.3MM and do you think this is the right type of funding to be seeking (equity financing from a venture capital forum)? Explain your answers and provide supporting facts.

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