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Startup Dictionary by Fueled
B2B - Acronym for Business-to-Business. A type of business transaction that is carried between two companies (as opposed to a business selling to a consumer, B2C)
B2C - Acronym for Business-to-Customer. A type of business transaction that is carried between a company and an individual consumer (as opposed a business selling to another business, B2B)
Bootstrapping - Financing a startup through a founder's personal resources or otherwise extremely limited external resources.
Debt Financing - A straight forward loan. A common type of financing through borrowed money for companies that don't want to give up ownership. The company is obliged to pay back the interest and principal to the investor(s).
Equity Financing - A method of capital raising where companies give up certain percentage of ownership in exchange for cash. When you hear of a company closing a round, it's almost always an equity financing round.
Funding Round - A distinct startup investment offering, typically offered to multiple investors on the same terms. Most common: Seed, Series A, Series B,...
SAAS - Software-as-a-Service (also known as a Cloud Application Service) is a software distribution method where clients are provided with a software application remotely via the Internet. E.g. Salesforce - a customer relationship management software, Slack - A messaging app for teams, etc.
Seed Round - The first time startups raise outside capital (ie from people that aren't close friends & family). Typically, at this point the company is raising money to build out a working proof of concept and are seeking to raise between $50k and $1.5 million.