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A Round

investment round - vc - midphase - expansion
Description

The first major round of business financing by private equity investors or venture capitalists, usually in the form of convertible preferred stock. An “A” round by external investors generally takes place after the founders have used their seed money to provide a “proof of concept” – demonstrating that their business concept is a viable and it can generate enough traction to reach profitability.

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Why is it important
Cross-dependence
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Insider opinion
Investor's opinion
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