Please see Stages
When several investors invest in the same company, one of them usually takes a more active role in managing the process before the investment (e.g. due diligence) and afterwards (e.g. monitoring progress). Sometimes, the lead investor is granted an additional financial incentive by the other investors. Related: Investor roles
Please see Lean startup
Please see Canvas
An approach to the process of building a company emphasizing learning by doing. Especially suited for startups with relatively little capital seeking to bring products or services to the market as soon as possible without complex pre-planning. Related: Customer development and Iteration
Using borrowed capital to purchase the company from its current owners.
Please see Venture capital
The shutting down of a company through dissolution or bankruptcy. Confusingly, in venture capital parlance, it sometimes marks an exit - the sale or transfer a company to a third party. Related: Exit channels
The preferred right of a venture investor to receive proceeds of the company before other shareholders in case of liquidation (dissolution, bankruptcy, or sale).