Startup - An early-stage company from pre-seed to series D

Venture capital - The financial process where startups get funded

Accelerator – An accelerator is a support network

API – An Application Programming Interface enables two different programs to communicate with each other as a translator allows people speaking two different languages understand each other.

Exit Strategy – An exit strategy is a plan that may be executed when a startup is not performing well, as a stop loss measure.

SaaS – The SaaS acronym means software-as-a-service.

Seed Funding – Often seen as the first investment of a startup, it may come from angel investors or from family and friends, with the intention of completing an MVP

Stealth Mode – “Stealth mode” is an expression used to describe the development of a product in secret.