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Funding stages

The seed stage means a  period just after a company has came into force and is working on their proof of concept. While company is on this stage  its also looking to gain initial transaction and receive feedback from early adopters so that they can refine what they offer before looking to move into the growth stage.

Seed money options include friends and family funding, seed venture capital funds, angel funding, and crowdfunding.

Startup Funding Stages You Should Know About

Pre-Seed Funding: The bootstrapping stage

Seed Funding: Product development stage

Series A Funding: First round of VC

Pre-Seed Funding: The bootstrapping stage

Seed Stage indicates the first investment by Venture Capitalists and this usually is not the first investment in a company. Venture Capitalists are institutional investors who put in money only if they are satisfied with idea, team and potential of scaling of the business model.

 

 

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Prakhar SharmaTop Contributor
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A business incubator is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.Business135 incubators differ from research and technology parks in their dedication to startup and early-stage companies. Research and technology parks, on the other hand, tend to be large-scale projects that house everything from corporate, government or university labs to very small companies. Most research and technology parks do not offer business assistance services, which are the hallmark of a business incubation program. However, many research and technology parks house incubation programs.

In India, the business incubators are promoted in a varied fashion: as Technology Business Incubators (TBI) and as Startup Incubators -- the first deals with technology business (mostly, consultancy and promoting technology related businesses) and the later deals with promoting startups (with more emphasis on establishing new companies, scaling the businesses, prototyping, patenting, and so forth). The mission on creating specific innovations among the young minds of researchers via. 101 specialized incubators has been boosted in various parts of India through AIM-India. For instance, AIC-IIITKottayam, a Startup-based Incubator, specializes in IoT Cloud research jointly with world class incubators from Germany, USA, Austria, and so forth.

Since startup companies lack many resources, experience and networks, incubators provide services which helps them get through initial hurdles in starting up a business. These hurdles include space, funding, legal, accounting, computer services and other prerequisites to running the business.