Crossover Investor

Crossover Investor

An investor who buys an interest in a company at numerous stages in its life cycle. This especially refers to one who buys stock in a company before, during, and after its IPO. The crossover investor's strategy is to buy at different stages of the life cycle to maximize returns. See also: Buy and hold.
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Biotechs financial reservoirs are full: Biotechnology companies raised nearly US$71b in 2015 due to a record level of venture capital financing and the increased presence of crossover investors.
However, data from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) shows that most of the growth in private funding has been driven by late-stage financings and crossover investors rather than by traditional venture capital (VC).