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Accelerator
An accelerator is a hub where start-ups are given mentorship by seasoned entrepreneurs and specialists in their relevant fields, space to work on their ideas and sometimes seed capital in exchange for equity.
Acqui-hire
Acqui-hire is the process of acquiring a company primarily to recruit its employees, rather than to gain control of its products or services.
Acquisition
An acquisition is when one company or investment group buys another company. They can either buy the company to expand their offering and roll the technology into their existing product, expand into new markets or to consolidate the businesses to take on another competitor.
Agile
Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on a "big bang" launch, an Agile team delivers work in small, but consumable, increments.
Angel Investor
An angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high-net-worth individual who provides financial backing for small start-ups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company.
API
API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you're using an API.
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