Series A round

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A series A round is the name typically given to a company's first significant round of venture capital financing.wikipedia
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Venture capital financing

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A series A round is the name typically given to a company's first significant round of venture capital financing.
It is private equity capital provided as seed funding to early-stage, high-potential, growth companies (startup companies) or more often it is after the seed funding round as a growth funding round (also referred to as series A round).

Venture capital

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Because there are no public exchanges listing their securities, private companies meet venture capital firms and other private equity investors in several ways, including warm referrals from the investors' trusted sources and other business contacts; investor conferences and demo days where companies pitch directly to investor groups.
The first round of institutional venture capital to fund growth is called the Series A round.

Venture round

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A series A round is the name typically given to a company's first significant round of venture capital financing.
Series A, Series B, Series C, etc. Generally, the progression and price of stock at these rounds is an indication that a company is progressing as expected. Investors may become concerned when a company has raised too much money in too many rounds, considering it a sign of delayed progress.

SeedInvest

As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors.
SeedInvest raised a significant portion of its own $4.15 million in total Series A funding online in April 2014

Class A share

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In America, Series A preferred stock is the first round of stock offered during the seed or early stage round by a portfolio company to the venture capital investor.
Series A round

Seed money

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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.
Series A round

Preferred stock

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The name refers to the class of preferred stock sold to investors in exchange for their investment.

Common stock

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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.

Option (finance)

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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.

Portfolio company

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In America, Series A preferred stock is the first round of stock offered during the seed or early stage round by a portfolio company to the venture capital investor.

Initial public offering

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Series A preferred stock is often convertible into common stock in certain cases such as an Initial public offering (IPO) or the sale of the company.

Capitalization (disambiguation)

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The capital raised during a series A is usually intended to capitalize the company for 6 months to 2 years as it develops its products, performs initial marketing and branding, hires its initial employees, and otherwise undertakes early stage business operations.

Private equity

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Because there are no public exchanges listing their securities, private companies meet venture capital firms and other private equity investors in several ways, including warm referrals from the investors' trusted sources and other business contacts; investor conferences and demo days where companies pitch directly to investor groups.

Equity crowdfunding

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As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors.

Onevest

As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors.

Seedrs

As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors.

Capital structure

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Smaller investment amounts are usually not worth the legal and financial expense, the burden on a company of adjusting its capital structure to serve new investors, and the analysis and due diligence on the part of institutional investors.

Due diligence

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Smaller investment amounts are usually not worth the legal and financial expense, the burden on a company of adjusting its capital structure to serve new investors, and the analysis and due diligence on the part of institutional investors.

Angel investor

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As equity crowdfunding becomes more established, startups are increasingly raising part of their Series A round online using platforms such as Onevest or SeedInvest in the USA and Seedrs in the UK. These blended rounds include a mix of angel investors, strategic investors and customers alongside the offline venture capital investors. 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.

Medication

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Larger amounts are usually unwarranted given the cost of business in fields such as software, data services, telecommunications, and so on. However, there are routinely series A rounds in excess of $10 million in fields such as pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and real estate development.

Semiconductor

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Larger amounts are usually unwarranted given the cost of business in fields such as software, data services, telecommunications, and so on. However, there are routinely series A rounds in excess of $10 million in fields such as pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and real estate development.

Real estate development

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Larger amounts are usually unwarranted given the cost of business in fields such as software, data services, telecommunications, and so on. However, there are routinely series A rounds in excess of $10 million in fields such as pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and real estate development.

Blog

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Series A rounds in the United States venture capital community, particularly in Silicon Valley, are widely reported in business press, blogs, industry reports, and other media that cover the technology industry.

Investment banking

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Series A rounds also occur in non-technology industries and receive investment from investment banks, corporate investors, angel investors, public agencies, and others, that receive less press coverage than technology startup funding rounds.

Crowdsourcing

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Crowdsourcing