Startup ecosystem - dictionary

Updated: Nov 10


Abnormal return (Alpha)

Accelerator

Agile

Algorithm

Alternative Investments

Amount raised

Angel Investors (Angels)

API

APP (Aggregate purchase price)

ARR

Assets

Bear Market

Beta

Black-Scholes Model

Bleeding Edge

BML (Build-measure-learn)

Bridge Loan

Burn rate

Business Model

Business risk

CAC (Customer acquisition cost)

Cap table

CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model)

Carried Interest

Cash Flow

Cash Ratio

Charter

Churn Rate

Closing date

COGS (Cost of Goods Sold)

Committed Capital

Comps Valuation

Conflict of interest

Conglomerate

Convertible

Cost of capital

Country risk

Crowdfunding

Customer Journey

DCF Valuation

Deal flow

Deliverable

Demand registration rights

Dilution

Dividends

DRIP (Dividend Reinvestment Plan)

Due Diligence

EBIAT

EBIT

EBIDA

EBITDA

Early-stage, mid-stage and late-stage

Economic Growth Rate

Entrepreneurial ecosystem

Equity

Exit

Exit Valuation

Expected retention percentage

Expected return

FAANG

Financial Intermediary

Focus groups

Freemium

Fund of funds

General Partners

Growth Capital

Investment Period

Intrapreneur

IPO (Initial Public Offering)

IRR (Internal rate of return)

Iteration

Lean Startup

Liabilities

Limited partners

Liquidation preference

Low-hanging Fruit

Management Fees

Management test

Mandatory conversion

Market risk

Market test

Mobile-first

Monitor

MVP (Minimum viable product)

NDA (Nondisclosure Agreement)

NPV (Net present value)

Pitch deck

Portfolio Companies

Post-money valuation

Preboom, Boom and Post boom

Pre-money valuation

Pre-seed

Problem-solution Fit

Product-market Fit

Proof of Concept

Protective provisions

Redemption rights

Retention Rate

Required investment

Retargeting

SaaS

Scalability

Seed funding

Screen

Self-dealing

Shareholder Agreement

SPV

Survivor Bias

Term Sheet

Traction

Tranches

UI (User Interface)

Unicorn

Unfair Competitive Advantage

USP (Unique Selling Proposition)

UX (User Experience)

Value ad

Value Capture

Venture Capital

Voting rights

Wireframe

XaaS


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