Funding Dictionary

Equity Term

Dilution

When new equity is issued, the percentage of the company owned by the existing shareholders goes down – that is called dilution. The reason has to do with some simple math: at all times all of the ownership in a company...

Grant Term

Deadline

Many grants have a specific deadline, the date and often the time of day by when an application must be submitted in order to qualify for a particular cycle of grant evaluations. Especially for highly competitive grants...

Debt Term

Credit history

Because of the importance of credit in the economy, in many countries there are companies that collect credit related transaction information about individuals, businesses or both. The accumulated series of these...

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