Securities offering

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A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose.wikipedia
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SEC filing

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A securities filing with relevant state and/or federal regulators
Other filings are required with respect to offerings by private companies.

Seed money

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Seed rounds (also called "friends and family" rounds) are used to launch an enterprise
Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding or seed capital, is a form of securities offering in which an investor invests capital in a startup company in exchange for an equity stake in the company.

Venture round

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Venture rounds are large ($1M-$30M) investments led by venture capital firms. These are often denoted by the series of stock sold, e.g. "A round," "B round" and so on. The name of the round suggests the stage in the company's growth. A company that reaches a "D" or "E" round without achieving some success raises concerns; a company that has been through a major restructuring may renumber its series, e.g. an "AA round" or an "A' round." Informally, these rounds might be termed a "first round,"second round," and so on.
A venture round is a type of funding round used for venture capital financing, by which startup companies obtain investment, generally from venture capitalists and other institutional investors.

Investment

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A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose.

Capital (economics)

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A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose.

Prospectus (finance)

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A prospectus, private placement memorandum, or other document used to advertise the availability and terms of the offering, and to provide disclosure of information investors will need for their due diligence efforts

Due diligence

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A prospectus, private placement memorandum, or other document used to advertise the availability and terms of the offering, and to provide disclosure of information investors will need for their due diligence efforts

Convertible bond

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Various contracts and documents by which the securities are sold such as a subscription agreement, a stock purchase agreement, and a convertible note (which documents a type of convertible security) or other loan document

Convertible security

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Various contracts and documents by which the securities are sold such as a subscription agreement, a stock purchase agreement, and a convertible note (which documents a type of convertible security) or other loan document

Loan

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Various contracts and documents by which the securities are sold such as a subscription agreement, a stock purchase agreement, and a convertible note (which documents a type of convertible security) or other loan document

Buy–sell agreement

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Various subsidiary or related agreements such as a buy-sell agreement, investor rights agreement, proxy agreements, and proposed amendments to a company's articles of incorporation

Articles of incorporation

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Various subsidiary or related agreements such as a buy-sell agreement, investor rights agreement, proxy agreements, and proposed amendments to a company's articles of incorporation

Underwriting

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Underwriters, brokers, finders, and/or agents who help sell and otherwise facilitate the investment transaction.

Investment broker

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Underwriters, brokers, finders, and/or agents who help sell and otherwise facilitate the investment transaction.

Law of agency

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Underwriters, brokers, finders, and/or agents who help sell and otherwise facilitate the investment transaction.

Financial statement

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Financial projections, financial statements, and projections and promises regarding the use of funds.

Stock

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If limited, there is a cap on the number of investors, duration of the round, amount of money raised, number and nature of people to whom the offering is made, and/or the number of shares sold (if it is an equity offering).

Financial regulation

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When multiple investments are close in price and terms, they are "merged" according to securities laws (in other words, they are treated as a single round under the law).

Public company

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One other distinction is between public offerings for public companies, which are widely advertised and subscribed, and private offerings made by private companies, which have strict limits on the number and nature of the potential investors.

Privately held company

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One other distinction is between public offerings for public companies, which are widely advertised and subscribed, and private offerings made by private companies, which have strict limits on the number and nature of the potential investors.

Securities Act of 1933

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In the United States most offerings are regulated under the Securities Act of 1933.

Angel investor

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Angel rounds are early investments by angel investors.

Venture capital

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Venture rounds are large ($1M-$30M) investments led by venture capital firms. These are often denoted by the series of stock sold, e.g. "A round," "B round" and so on. The name of the round suggests the stage in the company's growth. A company that reaches a "D" or "E" round without achieving some success raises concerns; a company that has been through a major restructuring may renumber its series, e.g. an "AA round" or an "A' round." Informally, these rounds might be termed a "first round,"second round," and so on.

Mezzanine capital

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A mezzanine round is late stage private funding, meant to carry a company over until a public offering or major merger or acquisition