Pá [PAH]

Is a meaningless word that is used in every sentence you should be careful not to confuse your learning process. It works as an interjection, and it gives you the meaning of "Hey man!" like when you want to catch someones attention. This is a quite useful Portuguese word because it not only emphasizes what the speaker is saying but also gives you some time to think about what you want to say. In English you'd say "hmm..." or "you know...", the equivalent in Portuguese would be just a "Pá..." or "Eh Pá.." [heh pah!] You can also use it when you are surprised with something good or bad like "Hey dude! Careful!" - "Eh pá! Cuidado!" [heh-pah! kooy -dah-doo!]
Contributor: Made of Lisboa


A presentation in which a startup founder attempts to persuade an investor of the viability of their company. The presentation spectrum varies based on the specific purpose of the pitch. Brief presentations in which an entrepreneur provides a 30 - 60 second overview of their idea, business model and marketing strategy, with the purpose of attaining a followup audience with an investor are described as elevator pitches. Formal, detailed presentations utilizing power point type slide decks, with the specific objective of seeking investment from angel groups or VCs, are known as investment presentation pitches.
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Post-Money Valuation

In a venture capital transaction, the post-money valuation is what a company is worth after an investment has been made. It is the sum of the pre-money valuation and the amount of new cash that has been invested in the business. Example: Sequoia invested €5 Million at a €20 Million pre-money valuation, so our post-money valuation was €25 Million.
Source: www.startupdefinition.com

Pre-Money Valuation

The valuation placed on a company in a venture capital transaction, not including the amount of cash to be invested. Example: The VC firm offered us a pre-money valuation of €20 Million.
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Private Equity

A field of investing that focuses on investing in the equity of companies through negotiated transactions rather than buying stock on a public exchange. Venture capital is a type of private equity, as are leveraged buyouts and mezzanine financings. Usually, however, a private equity firm refers to one that focuses on late-stage companies and transaction values much higher than a typical VC deal.
Example: As soon as our company crossed €10 million in EBITDA, we started getting calls from private equity firms who wanted to buy us out.
Source: www.startupdefinition.com

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