| Equity Loan
|| Offer of an ownership position to induce
the loan or can be a note that has an option
to convert from debt to equity.
| Financial Capital
||Represents obligations, and is liquidated
as money for trade, and owned by legal entities.
| First Round Funding
|| Typically funding that accomodates growth.
Company may have finished R&D. Funding is often
in the form of a convertible bond.
| Human Capital
|| Investment in skills and education.
| Later Stage Funding
|| Mature company where funds are needed to
support major expansion or new product development.
Company is profitable or breakeven.
| Merger and Acquisition Funding
|| The combination of two companies. If one
company survives, it is a merger. If both survive,
it is an acquisition.
| Mezzanine Funding
|| Company's progress makes positioning for
an Initial Public Offering viable. Venture funds
are used to support the IPO.
| Natural Capital
||Inherent in ecologies and protected by communities
to support life, e.g. a river which provides
farms with water.
| Second Round Funding
||Maturing company where a future leveraged
buyout, merger or acquisition and/or initial
public offering is a viable option.
|| Earliest stage of business, typically no
operating history. Investment is based on a
business plan, the management group backgrounds
along with the market and financial projections.