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  • Angel Investor

    An investor who invests their own money into early stage companies and also provides assistance to help the company grow.

  • Alternative Assets

    Investments that are made into assets other than traditional publicly traded stocks and bonds. Examples include commodities, private companies, and venture capital investments.


  • C

  • Convertible Note

    A form of debt that may convert into equity at some point in the future.


  • E

  • Equity Crowdfunding

    The process of raising investment capital online from multiple investors.


  • F

  • Family Office

    An investment firm that manages the assets and investments of high-net-worth individuals and families.


  • P

  • Private Equity

    Investments into the equity or debt of companies that are not traded on the public markets.


  • S

  • Series A

    The first round of external capital provided by venture capital investors who are investing on behalf of third party investors in their fund.


  • V

  • Venture Capital

    Investments into early-stage companies made by professional investors on behalf of an investment fund.


  • W

  • Warrant Coverage

    A contract that grants the right to purchase stock from the company at a certain price in the future.


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