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Venture capital

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Venture capital

third stage capital

Financial services; Venture capital

Capital provided to an enterprise that has established commercial production and basic marketing set-up, typically for market expansion, acquisitions, product development, etc.

term sheet

Financial services; Venture capital

A non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. The Term Sheet is a template that is used to develop more detailed legal documents.

seed capital

Financial services; Venture capital

Money used to purchase equity-based interest in a new or existing company. This seed capital is usually quite small because the venture is still in the idea or conceptual stage.

series a preferred stock

Financial services; Venture capital

The first round of stock offered during the seed or early stage round by a portfolio company to the venture investor or fund. This stock is convertible into common stock in certain cases such as an ...

silent partner

Financial services; Venture capital

An investor who does not have any management responsibilities but provides capital and shares liability for any losses experienced by the entity. Silent partners are liable for in any losses up to ...

round of funding

Financial services; Venture capital

The stage of financing a start-up company is in. The usual progression is from startup to first round to mezzanine to pre-IPO.

small business investment companies (SBIC)

Financial services; Venture capital

SBICs (Small Business Investment Companies) are lending and investment firms that are licensed by the federal government. The licensing enables them to borrow from the federal government to ...

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