Jason Anello on the Pros and Cons of Self-Financing a Business

In Chapter 14 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, creative director and Manifold ad agency co-founder Jason Anello answers "Right Now, What Problems Are You Trying to Solve to Grow Your Business?" Anello details the challenges he and his Manifold business partners face, including managing cash flow, as they transition from self-financing the business to scaling it by acquiring growth capital. He shares his reasoning behind shifting financing from organic to non-organic and the pros and cons of doing so using outside investors instead of bank loans.

Jason Anello is a founding partner and creative director at Manifold Partners, an award-winning creative advertising agency.  Previously, Anello worked in creative leadership roles at Yahoo!, Ogilvy & Mather, and Digitas.  A passionate foodie and traveler, he runs the Forking Tasty food blog and supper club series.  He earned a BFA from University at Albany.