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Common Startup Terms

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There are currently 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Early Adopters
The initial customers adopting a new product or technology.

Eat Their Lunch
To outperform or surpass a competitor.

EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization)
A measure of a company's operating performance.

Ecosystem
The network of organizations, individuals, and resources surrounding a startup.

EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)
An entrepreneur temporarily working with a venture capital firm or incubator.

Elevator Pitch
A concise and compelling description of your startup, short enough for an elevator ride.

Equity
Ownership interest in a company, often represented by shares of stock.

Evangelist
Someone passionately promoting a product or cause.

Exit
The event where an investor or entrepreneur sells their stake in a company.

Exit Strategy
A plan outlining how investors will exit their investment.