Development Stage

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Development Stage

The period that a company undergoes while it is in the process of discovering what goods and services best suit the company's needs and developing those products in order to sell them. Some companies have divisions for this kind of research, while other companies are devoted exclusively to it. Biotech companies, for example, often go through a relatively long development stage before they make and sell their products. Companies in the development stage often produce little or no revenue.
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According to this view, the chance of discovering in a formation in any one country all the early stages of transition between any two forms, is small, for the successive changes are supposed to have been local or confined to some one spot.
In the early stages of their intercourse with white men, these savages were but scantily clad.
I shall never forget your insight; and, dear, I only blame you for this: you might have warned me in the early stages, before you felt you wouldn't marry me, and so have given me a chance to improve.
The Revolution was then (1792) in its early stages, and in his 'Prelude' Wordsworth has left the finest existing statement of the exultant anticipations of a new world of social justice which the movement aroused in himself and other young English liberals.
He was as little able, during the early stages of his meditations, to say where he was hurt most as a man who had been stabbed in the back, bitten in the ankle, hit in the eye, smitten with a blackjack, and kicked on the shin in the same moment of time.
Everything is yet in the early stages of development; but with the science of the outer-world twentieth century to draw upon we are making rapid progress, and with all the faults and errors of the outer world to guide us clear of dangers, I think that it will not be long before Pellucidar will become as nearly a Utopia as one may expect to find this side of heaven.
BANGALORE -- When venture capital (VC) firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) first set up operations in the country around five years ago, the plan was to focus on early stage investments.
But, the truth is that a smaller proportion of actual deals are made in the early stage than 10 years ago.
Schmitt, currently serves as Managing Director of PA Early Stage Partners, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a position he has held since 2000.
Investment Fund Gains Momentum on Developing Early Stage Companies Leading to the Creation of Future Michigan-Based Jobs
ATA Ventures ("a team approach") is a venture capital firm focused on seeking out early stage private companies which appear to offer above average prospects for capital growth.
VOLUME 4: STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT Chapter 1: Early stage - discovery, lead and preclinical Deals in early stage by company Deals in early stage by industry focus Deals in early stage by therapy focus

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