start-up company

(redirected from Start-up companies)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Start-Up Company

A company in its earliest stage of development, usually before its IPO. Start-up companies concentrate on product development and build-up of capitalization. Nearly all start-up companies operate at a loss, at least at first. Some start-ups go through a period where they have no revenue at all. Start-ups spend their time perfecting their business plans and developing products that will eventually be sold on the open market. Most start-ups rely on venture capital or loans to continue operations during this phase. See also: Payout period, Dot-com bubble.

start-up company

A new business.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mark McKenna of Shred-Tech, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has helped that company develop a sales and marketing program specifically targeting start-up companies and even prospective customers considering entering the secure shredding business.
1 from "payback" mechanisms, both implicit and explicit, that provided them access to business on more favorable terms not available to start-up companies.
Like the founders of gold rush towns that rose from dusty plateaus in the Old West, Internet start-up companies are creating new cyberspace communities from the ground up.
NEW YORK -- Venture capitalists continue to devote cash to nanotechnology start-up companies.
Large corporations are increasingly partnering with nanotechnology start-up companies for innovative materials, defensible intellectual property, and penetration into adjacent markets - but picking the right partner is difficult.
To assess nanotech venture capital, Lux Research built a comprehensive database of all institutional venture capital investments in nanotech start-ups since 1995, covering 258 investments into 143 start-up companies spanning 13 countries.
Siemens Acceleration is part of a greater network at Siemens whose mission is to drive technological innovation by supporting start-up companies.
The report analyzes and comments on the efforts of both established and start-up companies in "nanostorage," evaluates the viability of competing technology approaches and pinpoints current and future market opportunities.
Direct access to a select, prescreened group of highly competitive start-up companies is a key benefit that ESIF offers to investors.
The Southwest Funding Forum (SFF), Texas' only seed stage funding event, today announced that it is now accepting applications from advanced technology start-up companies to participate in the third annual Investor Showcase.