Refers to the optimism that people in Silicon Valley have for new technology and ideas that people outside of the area might be skeptical of.
You know I'm valley optimistic but I really don't think that tic-tac-toe mobile game you pitched me is going to do all that well.
The analytical process of determining the current (or projected) worth of an asset or a company.
The concept of intrinsic value, however, refers to the perceived value of a security based on future earnings or some other company attribute unrelated to the market price of a security. That's where valuation comes into play.
A set of activities that a firm operating in a specific industry performs in order to deliver a valuable product or service for the market.
For companies that produce goods, a value chain comprises the steps that involve bringing a product from conception to distribution, and everything in between—such as procuring raw materials, manufacturing functions, and marketing activities. Starbucks offers one of the most popular examples of a company that understands and successfully implements the value-chain concept.
A product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually manufactured nor officially cancelled. Use of the word has broadened to include products such as automobiles.
For example, Phantom Console, Gizmondo Widescreen, Segway Centaur, Apple iTV, Sega VR, Scribble Pen, Vector WX-8, Razer Project Christine, and Victorinox 1TB Swiss ARMY Knife.
An enterprise that contributes goods or services. Generally, a supply chain vendor manufactures inventory/stock items and sells them to the next link in the chain. Today, these terms refer to a supplier of any good or service.
A manufacturer that turns raw material into a finished good is a vendor to wholesalers and retailers that sell the product to a consumer. In turn, retailers are a vendor for the end customer. For example, Target is a vendor for a person looking for home appliances or other products.
Is an investor that provides capital to firms exhibiting high growth potential in exchange for an equity stake. This could be funding startup ventures or supporting small companies that wish to expand but do not have access to equities markets.
Well-known venture capitalists include Jim Breyer, an early Facebook (FB) investor, Peter Fenton, an investor in Twitter (TWTR), Peter Theil, the co-founder of PayPal (PYPL) and Facebook's first investor, Jeremy Levine, the largest investor in Pinterest, and Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter and ride-share company Uber.
A model that describes the lifecycle of a startup company, covering the following five stages: · Shape – develop, research and plan the original new-business concept · Launch – start the business · Scale – drive hyper-growth by rapidly scaling sales and operations · Refine – manage for consistent and predictable revenue and profit growth · Exit – achieve liquidity for shareholders.
Entrepreneurs and startup teams can use the Venture Value Chain to identify where they are in the startup company lifecycle, understand the critical success factors for the business at each stage, and avoid unnecessary mistakes and oversights in planning and execution.
A type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
There are three general types of venture capital: seed capital, for ideas that have not yet come to market; early-stage capital, for companies in their first or second stages of existence; and expansion-stage financing, for companies that need to grow beyond a certain point to become truly successful. Venture capital can also help a company merge with or acquire other companies.
An investor that provides capital to firms exhibiting high growth potential in exchange for an equity stake.
Venture investors may include angels (high-net-worth individuals), private venture capital firms, or corporate venture capital groups.
An incentive program set up by an employer which, when it is fully "vested," gives the employee full ownership of certain assets — usually retirement funds or stock options.
Most stock options vest in a “straight line” fashion (i.e., linearly, or at a constant rate over time) over a set term of typically 3, 4 or 5 years. As an option recipient or grantee satisfies the time requirements (typically linked to employment or service tenure), the option continues to vest incrementally until it is fully vested (i.e., the vesting schedule is 100 percent satisfied).
A business strategy that uses existing social networks to promote a product.
Apple maintains it’s viral appeal, with the iPhone X through their launch of the "Selfies on iPhone X" campaign. The secret to this example of viral marketing (which has clocked up over millions views both online and offline) is very simple: a product so great that it turns people into fans of the brand all on its own
The model that is designed to help you to identify the best decision-making approach and leadership style to take, based on your current situation.
No single decision-making process fits every scenario. Instead, Vroom-Yetton offers a number of different processes and directs you toward the best one for your situation.