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introducing our SEA startup glossary

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Who knows their liquidation preference from their co-sale right?

There’s lots of jargon when it comes to startups and venture capital, and we find half the job for founders is getting their head around it all. Our Singapore team has come up with a solution – an online glossary for startups in Southeast Asia.

Over the last couple of years we’ve put out a lot of guides and videos on reviewing term sheets and raising capital in Southeast Asia, including our popular map of the funding terms.

However, these resources do assume an understanding of a whole bunch of industry terminology. Our startup glossary explains all of this terminology in plain English, and is a great companion to our existing content and indeed to Southeast Asian term sheets and other investment documents.

Our glossary is specifically focussed on the startup and VC ecosystem in Singapore and Southeast Asia. As far as we know, it’s the first of its kind for the region.

To use the glossary, you just need to click on the relevant term and we explain in simple terms what it means. In some places we link to other terms so you can easily move around the tool. Where it’s applicable we’ve linked to relevant templates which you can then use to create documents.

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