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  • E-signature

    A person's signature on a document using encrypt technology that enables permanent electronic storage and dependable retrieval of the signature and document.

  • Early-Stage

    The stage of development of a company after the formation and the seed stage and before it has customers and is generating revenues.

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  • Earnout

    An arrangement (usually included in a definitive acquisition agreement) under which the seller(s) of a business is(are) entitled to receive addition future payments (of the nature of purchase price consideration) if certain financial performance metrics are achieved at (or as of periods ending at) specified post-closing dates (typical metrics include revenues, net income or EBIT).

  • EBIT

    A cash-flow based measurement of the operating profitability of a company. This is an acronym for a company's earnings before interest and taxes.

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    A cash-flow based measurement of the operating profitability of a company. This is an acronym for a company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

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  • Elevator Pitch

    A very concise, rehearsed but natural-sounding oral presentation, lasting fifteen to thirty seconds (i.e., the duration of an elevator ride in a low-rise building, which is twice the normal attention span of most adults).

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  • Enterprise Value

    An amount equal to the sum of the market values of the common stock and long term debt of a company, minus that company's excess cash.

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  • Entrepreneur

    In the mid 1850's, the word entrepreneur was borrowed from the French word entrepreneur which means "one who undertakes or manages," and the word originated in the 1500's with the Old French word entreprendre which meant to "undertake".

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  • Entrepreneurship

    A combination of common sense, creativity, innovation, know how, hard work and magnetism being utilized to start and foster a business that ultimately creates exceptional value.

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  • Equity Securities

    Securities evidencing the equity ownership a company or business entity.

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  • Esquire

    In the US, " esquire" is mostly used as a title for attorneys. [more ...]

  • Event of Default

    An event, act, or occurrence that constitutes a default by one party to a definitive agreement and allows the other party to that definitive agreement to exercise specific default remedies under that agreement, such as accelerating the maturity date of an indebtedness or permitting a party to sue for specified damages and/or terminate an agreement.

  • Exchange Act

    This refers to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which regulates the securities markets.

  • Exclusive Negotiations

    See No-Shop.

  • Exercise Price

    The price specified by an option or warrant as the price at which the option or warrant can be exercised.

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