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A Round a financing event whereby venture capitalists become involved in a fast growth company that was previously financed by founders and/or angels.

Accredited investor a person or legal entity, such as a company or trust fund, that meets certain net worth and income qualifications and is considered to be sufficiently sophisticated to make investment decisions in complex situations. Regulation D of the Securities >>

Airball a loan whose value exceeds the value of the collateral.

Alpha a term derived from statistics and finance theory that is used to describe the return produced by a fund manager in excess of the return of a benchmark index. Manager returns and benchmark returns are measured net of the risk-free rate. In >>

Angel a wealthy individual that invests in companies in relatively early stages of development. Usually angels invest less than $1 million per startup.

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