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Common Startup Terms

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There are currently 13 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
R&D (Research and Development)
The process of investigating and developing new products and technologies.

Ramen Profitable
Achieving profitability with just enough revenue to cover basic living expenses.

REG A
A regulation allowing companies to offer and sell securities to the public.

REG CF
A regulation allowing small companies to raise funds from the public.

REG D
A regulation providing exemptions from federal securities registration requirements.

Representations and Warranties
Statements about your startup's condition and performance made during a deal.

Retention
The ability to retain and keep customers using your product or service.

Return on Investment (ROI)
A measure of the profitability of an investment.

Revenue
The total income generated by your startup.

Revenue-Based Financing
A financing model where repayment is based on a percentage of your startup's revenue.

Right of First Refusal
A contractual right to match an offer before the seller can proceed with a third party.

Run Rate
An estimate of your startup's future financial performance based on current performance.

Runway
The time your startup can operate with its current funding.