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Accredited Investor

Accredited investors are individuals or business entities that are allowed to trade securities not registered with financial authorities.

Bridge Financing

Bridge financing is a interim financing option used by companies and other entities to consolidate their short-term positions until long-term financing options can be arranged.


Indemnity is a form of comprehensive insurance compensation for damages or losses. When the term compensation is used in the legal sense, it can also mean exemption from liability.

Mezzanine Financing

Mezzanine financing is a mixture of debt and equity financing. Usually after the venture capital company and other senior lenders are repaid, if a default occurs, the lender is granted the right to convert into the company's equity.

Term Sheet

The term sheet is a non-binding agreement that shows the basic terms and conditions of the investment. The glossary is the template and basis for more detailed legally binding documents.

Option Pool

The option pool includes stocks reserved for employees of private companies. The option pool is a way to attract talented employees to a startup if employees help the company do well enough to go public, they will receive stock compensation.


Vesting is a legal term that means the right to confer or earn current or future payments, assets or benefits. When employees have inalienable rights to stock incentives provided by their employers.

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