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Validation is the process of analysing and testing a business idea before building the product. It’s a crucial step to identify market need, check risks and estimate timeframes to help new entrepreneurs forecast success rate.

Valuation is the process of calculating the value of a company or asset using objective measures and evaluation of all aspects of the business. See also "pre-money valuation" and "post-money valuation".


Short for Venture Capital.

Venture is a new project or business created to make a profit. As it happens with all investments, ventures often involve financial risk.
Venture Builder
Venture builders are organisations dedicated to systematically producing new companies, which they help grow and succeed. There are five core activities in which venture builders engage: identifying business ideas, building teams, finding capital, helping govern or manage the ventures and providing shared services.
Venture Capital (VC)
Venture Capital is a form of Private Equity financing that is provided by Venture Capital firms or funds to start-ups, early-stage, and emerging companies that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth.
Vesting is the process or earning full rights to something. For example, employees typically gain rights to stocks or equity gradually over time, according to a vesting schedule. Vesting schedules can have a cliff designating a minimum length of time a professional must stay in the company before they vest.