The funding round meaning refers to the rounds of funding that startups go through to raise capital.
Typically, investors who contribute funds during initial rounds will want to contribute funds during subsequent rounds as well in order to maintain their shares in the company as it grows.
What are the rounds of funding for a startup?
Series A Funding Round
Series A rounds can include a mix of old and new investors. Investments from this round are typically at the $5 million mark and above. The higher return is partially due to the fact that most startup founders begin pitching to the name brand venture capitalists in their industry at this point.
What are the different stages of funding?
From an investors point of view there are 6 phases of investment; Self Funding (otherwise known as “Bootstrapping”), Friends and Family, Seed, Growth (otherwise known as “Early Stage”), Expansion, and Mezzanine.
How long does Series A funding last?
As can be observed, this probability reaches a global maximum at 24 months (i.e., across all types of funding rounds). This means that a CEO should plan to raise at least two years worth of runway in order to maximize the probability of getting funded (while hitting those key milestones, of course).
How does Series A funding work?
Series A funding is typically the first round of capital that is invested by outside investors. Series A funding is often after the company has generated a revenue stream, but may not yet be profitable. Usually Series A funding is in some form of preferred stock with preset values that can be converted to common stock.