In the land of startups, scale-ups and Venture Capitalism, jargon and abbreviations are absolutely everywhere. Use this startup glossary of terms to search 101 definitions every startup founder should know.
There are currently 6 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter E.
A brief statement providing an overview of your business. Can you convey your startup's value proposition in the time it takes the lift/elevator to reach the next floor?
Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a UK government scheme that helps younger, higher-risk businesses raise finance by offering generous tax reliefs to investors. Read more here.
The value of shares issued by a startup (or other company). e.g. she owns 63% of the startup's equity.
Equity capital is the capital/finance that a business raises from investors in exchange for equity or stock (in this context, equity capital can be an alternative to debt capital).
Equity crowdfunding refers to generating capital by asking a large number of people for a small investment in exchange for a small amount of equity, usually via a third party platform.
An exit strategy is a Founder's plan to sell their ownership in a company to investors/another company. An exit strategy gives a business owner a way to reduce or liquidate their stake in a business (generally for a profit).
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