What are the financial stages of a startup?

Stage 1: The entrepreneur puts in their own money as first cash in the business

Stage 2: The first outside capital is often raised by friends and family

Stage 3: The entrepreneur begins fund raising

Stage 4: The entrepreneur should consider applying to one of the new breed of accelerators.

Stage 5: Enter the angels, either independentally or in groups

Stage 6: Venture capital and series A crunch

Stage 7: Growth capital and letters beyond B

Stage 8: The public or private exit



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