Seed money

seed fundingseed roundseed capitalseedseed investmentseed financingseed fundseed grantseed-stageseed funded
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 or convertible note stake in the company.wikipedia
449 Related Articles

Convertible bond

convertible debtconvertible noteconvertible bonds
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 or convertible note stake in the company.
Convertible notes are also a frequent vehicle for seed investing in startup companies, as a form of debt that converts to equity in a future investing round.

Securities offering

funding roundofferinginvestment round
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 or convertible note stake in the company.

Startup company

startupstartupsstartup companies
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 or convertible note 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.

Angel investor

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

Venture capital

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

Crowdfunding

crowdfundedcrowd fundingcrowdfund
Seed money options include friends and family funding, seed venture capital funds, angel funding, and crowdfunding.

Series A round

Series ASeries A fundingSeries A financing
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.

Equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Equity-based crowdfundingequity funding
Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors, revenue-based financing lenders, or government programs. Seed funding can be raised online using equity crowdfunding platforms such as SeedInvest, Seedrs and Angels Den.

Seedrs

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

Investor

financierinvestorsfinanciers
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 or convertible note stake in the company.

Equity (finance)

equityshareholders' equityequity capital
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 or convertible note stake in the company.

Cash flow

cash flowscashflowcash-flow
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.

Market research

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

Accredited investor

accredited investorsaccreditedhigh-net-worth individuals
Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors, revenue-based financing lenders, or government programs.

Revenue-based financing

Revenue based financing
Investors can also be outside angel investors, venture capitalists, accredited investors, equity crowdfunding investors, revenue-based financing lenders, 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

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

Eureka (organisation)

EUREKAEureka (organization)EUREKA Network
European SMEs can often benefit from the Eureka programme, which federates SMEs and research organisations, such as universities.

Jeffrey Tarrant

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

West Coast Customs

Ryan Friedlinghausmoved many timesStreet Customs (''West Coast Customs'')
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.

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.

Internet Initiatives Development Fund

IIDFIIFR
The Foundation invests in technology companies in the early stages of development, develops a network of start-up accelerators, and is involved in the development of methods of legal regulation of the venture industry.