Please see Stages
Please see Entrepreneur in residence
A very short and focused presentation of business ideas that covers the most important facts and includes a call to action. Related: Deal screening
A term used mainly in the venture capital industry. It refers to an experienced entrepreneur with a lot of know-how in a particular area. An EIR can fulfill different roles such as looking for new entrepreneurial ventures, assisting in the evaluation of potential investments, and mentoring portfolio companies. Related: Venture capital
A form of crowdfunding in which contributors receive equity in return for financing. That is, contributors are compensated with shares in the issuing company and become shareholders, with accompanying rights and obligations. The target crowd consists of investors and businesses of various sizes.
Investment in exchange for company ownership (equity).
The moment a company reaches growth momentum that puts it ahead of the competition.
The various routes available to company owners to sell (usually all of) their shares. Commonly-sought exit channels are sale to a strategic buyer, sale to a financial buyer, or an initial public offering. Other possibilities include a repurchase or liquidation.
Exiting an investment by selling or transferring one's ownership stake in a company.
Please see Financing rounds