Seed money

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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.wikipedia
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Securities offering

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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.
Seed rounds (also called "friends and family" rounds) are used to launch an enterprise

Startup company

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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 capital firms and angel investors may help startup companies begin operations, exchanging seed money for an equity stake in the firm.

Venture capital

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Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors or government programs.
The typical venture capital investment occurs after an initial "seed funding" round.

Angel investor

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Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors or government programs. Seed money options include friends and family funding, angel funding, and crowdfunding.
Angel capital fills the gap in seed funding between "friends and family" and more robust start-up financing through formal venture capital.

Series A round

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Series A round
It is usually the first series of stock after the common stock and common stock options issued to company founders, employees, friends and family and angel investors.

Seedrs

Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.
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Equity crowdfunding

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Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors or government programs. Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.
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Investor

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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.

Equity (finance)

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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.

Cash flow

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The term seed suggests that this is a very early investment, meant to support the business until it can generate cash of its own (see cash flow), or until it is ready for further investments.

Crowdfunding

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Seed money options include friends and family funding, angel funding, and crowdfunding.
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Market research

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Seed money can be used to pay for preliminary operations such as market research and product development.

Accredited investor

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Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors or government programs.

SeedInvest

Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.

Angels Den

Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.

European Commission

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The European Commission runs microfinance programmes (loans under €25 000) for self-employed people and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

Eureka (organisation)

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European SMEs can often benefit from the Eureka programme, which federates SMEs and research organisations, such as universities.

Crowdsourcing

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Crowdsourcing

Private equity

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Private equity

Jeffrey Tarrant

He is the founder and chairman of MOV37 and Protégé Partners, firms specializing in identifying, seeding and early stage investing in investment funds.

West Coast Customs

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According to Friedlinghaus, he began the business with a $5000 loan from his grandfather, but other sources claim that he raised the seed money for the business while working at his father's liquor store.

Y Combinator

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The companies receive seed money, advice, and connections in exchange for 7% equity.

Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Let Freedom Ring, Inc. was founded in 2004, using seed funding consisting of a $1-million donation from John Templeton Jr., President of the John Templeton Foundation.