Accelerator – Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.
Angels + (Plus) – A proprietary banking strategy that gives private investors the ability to make an investment in private equity today, and access early liquidity as early as 24 months without giving up any equity in their private investment. Angels+ effectively provides private investors with:
- A “hedge” utilizing the publicly traded securities of a PAI;
- Risk mitigation by diversifying the investment with an equity portfolio of private companies that have also been funded and/or acquired by the PAI.
Blockchain Technology – A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks (the most recent transactions) are recorded and added to it in chronological order, it allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping. Each node (a computer connected to the network) gets a copy of the blockchain, which is downloaded automatically.
DAMN– Digital Asset Monetary Network
DATI – DATI is the stock symbol for Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc.
Digital-AMN – Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc.
Equity Crowd Funding – Equity crowdfunding is the online offering of private company securities to a group of people for investment and therefore it is a part of the capital markets. … Equity crowdfunding is also referred to as crowd-investing, investment crowdfunding, or crowd equity.
FINRA – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent regulator securities firms doing business in the United States. Securities are financial instruments, such as stocks or bonds, that can be traded freely on the open market.
Hedge – A hedge is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset. Normally, a hedge consists of taking an offsetting position in a related security, such as a futures contract.
ICO – Initial Coin Offering (ICO) An unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture. … In an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin.
Incubator – Definition of ‘Incubator Firm’ An incubator firm is an organization engaged in the business of fostering early-stage companies through the developmental phases until the companies have sufficient financial, human resources, and physical resources to function on their own.
Leverage – Leverage is an investment strategy of using borrowed money — specifically, the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital — to increase the potential return of an investment. Leverage can also refer to the amount of debt a firm uses to finance assets.
Mentorship – Best defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) supports and encourages people to develop specific skills and knowledge that will maximize their business potential and improve their performance. In short, it is the transfer of knowledge, skills, and experience.
PAI – Public Accelerator Incubator or PAI holds the private equity in multiple high-valued startups and early-stage development companies in a public portfolio that is generally affordable for everyday people. Through the investment in the PAI’s public equity, everyday people have an additional way to participate in the ownership of private startups, and, have immediate access to liquidity, dividends, and gains.
Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) – Allows for public benefit to be a charter purpose in addition to the traditional corporate goal of maximizing profit for shareholders.
Reg A+ (Plus) – Reg A+ of Title IV of the JOBS Act is a type of offering which allows private companies to raise up to $50 Million from the public. Like an IPO, Reg A+ allows companies to offer shares to the general public and not just accredited investors.
Reg CF Portal (Equity Crowdfunding) – An equity crowdfunding portal operating under Regulation Crowdfunding (Title III of JOBS ACT) gives every-day people the ability to easily invest in the same high-valued startups and early-stage development companies that wealthy angel investors generally see first.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – A U.S. government agency that oversees securities transactions, activities of financial professionals and mutual fund trading to prevent fraud and intentional deception. The SEC consists of five commissioners who serve staggered five-year terms.
Social Capital – In financial terms, social capital basically comprises the value of social relationships and networks that complement the economic capital for economic growth of an organization. Social capital consists of the economic resources garnered from human interactions. The resources include those of tangible and non-tangible assets, such as information, innovative ideas, and financial support.
Startup – A startup or start-up is an entrepreneurial venture which is a newly emerged business venture that aims to meet a marketplace need, want or problem by developing a viable business model around products, services, processes or platforms.