The act of investors not getting involved in a particular investment opportunity presented to them. This does not imply that they don't like the idea. The decision may be due to the fact that they are focused on different deal sizes, industries, etc.
Please see Deal screening
A provision in venture capital where existing investors are forced to invest pro rata in a subsequent round. Non-compliant investors will be penalised. Normally, these provisions are used in next-round investments known as down rounds.
A concept popularised by the lean startup movement. It means that companies deliberately and substantially change their direction based on what they have learned in the past. Pivoting implies that startups make use of prior experience and apply the insight in new areas.
All current investments made by an investor.
The value of a company calculated after a funding round.
The value of a company calculated before a funding round.
Pre-revenue refers to the early phase of startups when they do not yet generate income because they are still developing their first products.
Investment in a private company that is not listed on a stock exchange. The term is also often used to refer to later-stage transactions, as opposed to business angel or early venture-capital rounds. Related to: Financial exits
A right of investors to participate in future financing rounds, proportional to the investment they have already committed.
Please see Validation
Please see Stages