Often used to describe a company that is not yet large enough for the purpose at hand, such as an acquisition or fundraise. Example: I like the team but I'm not going to invest in the company because it's early.
Source: www.startupdefinition.com

Early Exit

An approach to angel investing popularized by author Basil Peters, in which the goal of an investment is the sale of a company within a few years without requiring additional large investments from VCs, thereby providing high relative returns without requiring companies to be home runs.
Source: www.fundingsage.com

Early Stage

Used to describe companies that have not yet reached meaningful scale.
Example: We were considered an early stage business until we had about ten million dollars of revenue.
Source: www.startupdefinition.com


Stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxation, Depreciation and Amortization. This is a calculation of company profitability that excludes a number of factors. In some cases, this is a preferred way of looking at company profitability than net earnings because it removes non-cash expenses and expenses that are tied to a business's capital structure. Example: The company was able to raise debt corresponding to four times it's annual EBITDA.
Source: www.startupdefinition.com


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