Drive-by VC: An investor who
appears briefly at a board meeting and leaves without giving advice.
Hitting the windshield: The company is
moving too slowly for the market: A crash is imminent.
Blow-out round: New financing at
lower prices forces out original investors or diminishes their stake.
Stabling: Keeping an
entrepreneur in residence at a VC firm.Elevator pitch:
entrepreneur can tell a VC in the first two minutes they meet.
The living dead: A company that
neither thrives nor fails but simply survives.
A Boat Anchor: A person or an activity that holds a
|Scale up: Growing quickly and
preserving good management.
Red Herring: A preliminary prospectus designed to gauge
support for an initial public offering.
Blue sky laws: Restrictions placed on IPOs by
Short arms: Refers to a VC who enters a first round of funding
but is leery about staying in for a second.
Waking the giant: means talking to Microsoft Corp.
Plankton: Colorfully describes a small company swallowed by a
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