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Shootout

Venture capital jargon. Refers to two or more venture capital firms fighting for the startup.

Shootout

Informal; a bidding war between two venture capital firms over financing for a startup. This usually gives the startup the best possible terms.
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Germany won the shoot-out and Shilton told me the Germany manager, Franz Beckenbauer, had gone round all his players just beforehand and told each one whether to put it to the right or left.
BT Sport have signed up to screen the new-look competition for the next four years, with 13 matches from the tournament - which now features a summer group stage and a bonus-point shoot-out for drawn matches - to be broadcast live each season.
LIVERPOOL'S marathon penalty shoot-out win over Middlesbrough in the League Cup leaves Rodgers praising players' grit - The Mirror BRENDAN Rodgers thanked his kids for getting Liverpool out of jail after another nervous, error-strewn show from his side.
It is why managers try every psychological trick they can muster in penalty shoot-outs.
For example, most fans know that it's much better to take the opening kick in a shoot-out rather than go second - Lyttleton calculates that the odds are around 60:40 in favour of the team taking the first spot kick.
Devils lost six shoot-outs in a row last season before winning against Belfast in the play-off semi-finals.
I took part in three shoot-outs, two in Euro '96 and one at France '98 - and scored in them all.
But last week, Fifa president Sepp Blatter asked Franz Beckenbauer, the Bayern Munich honorary president, to come up with an alternative to the "tragedy" of shoot-outs in his 2014 Football Task Force, designed to recommend rule changes.
You never really get a chance to take part in shoot-outs - I loved it.
The wacky Dutch coach, currently in charge at Bayern Munich, wants to ditch penalty shoot-outs and switch to a battle of the gladiators.
Shoot-outs are common between drug smugglers and police at the border, but smugglers rarely trade fire with police as they drop off the migrants.