Portfolio Company

A portfolio company refers to a company in which a venture capitalist or investment firm has made an investment and holds an equity ownership stake.

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Convertible Note

A convertible note is a type of short-term debt instrument commonly used in early-stage financings, where the debt can convert into equity at a later stage, typically during a future financing round or event.

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Bridge Financing

Bridge financing, also known as a bridge round or interim financing, refers to a short-term funding arrangement that provides a company with immediate capital between larger financing rounds or milestones.

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Pro Forma

Pro forma refers to financial statements or projections that provide a hypothetical view of a company’s financial performance or position based on certain assumptions or future events.

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Burn Rate

Burn rate refers to the rate at which a company or startup consumes its cash reserves or raises capital to cover its operating expenses.

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Lead Investor

A lead investor, also known as a lead VC or lead angel, is an investor or investment firm that takes the lead role in a financing round and coordinates the investment process.

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Dilution refers to a reduction in the ownership percentage or value of existing shareholders’ stake in a company caused by the issuance of new shares.

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Portfolio Management

Portfolio management refers to the process of overseeing and optimizing a collection of investments, known as a portfolio, to achieve the desired investment objectives and maximize returns while managing risks.

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Deal Flow

Deal flow refers to the rate at which investment opportunities or deals are presented to venture capitalists or investment firms.

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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment refers to the process of identifying, analyzing, and evaluating potential risks and uncertainties associated with an investment or business opportunity.

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Secondary Market

The secondary market is a marketplace where investors buy and sell existing securities or financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, or derivatives, among themselves, rather than directly from the issuing company.

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An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the process of offering shares of a private company to the public for the first time, allowing it to become a publicly traded company on a stock exchange.

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Exit Strategy

An exit strategy refers to the plan or method by which an investor or company intends to realize a return on their investment and exit the investment.

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Term Sheet

A term sheet is a non-binding document that outlines the key terms and conditions of an investment agreement between a startup and a venture capitalist or investor.

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Pitch Deck

A pitch deck is a presentation or slide deck that entrepreneurs use to pitch their startup or business idea to potential investors, including venture capitalists.

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Due Diligence

Due diligence refers to the process of conducting a comprehensive assessment and investigation of a company or investment opportunity before making a financial commitment.

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Venture Capitalist

A venture capitalist (VC) is an investor or investment firm that provides funding to startups or early-stage companies with high growth potential in exchange for equity or ownership stakes.

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Angel Investor

An angel investor is an individual who provides financial backing to early-stage startups or entrepreneurs in exchange for equity ownership in the company.

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NewSpace refers to a movement within the space industry that emphasizes the emergence of private companies and entrepreneurial approaches to space exploration and utilization.

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In-Space Manufacturing

In-space manufacturing involves the production of goods and materials in the space environment rather than on Earth. It utilizes the unique conditions of space, such as microgravity and vacuum, to create products with properties not easily achievable on Earth.

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