Startup Vocabulary

Swadesh Saxena
1 min readJun 3, 2023

During my startup journey I need to learn new words almost every day. If you are new to startup world, I am sharing 50 most common startup words which will helps you. I suggest you to search meaning of theses words and apply with your startup

  1. MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  2. Bootstrapping
  3. Seed funding
  4. Angel investor
  5. Pitch deck
  6. Incubator
  7. Accelerator
  8. Business model canvas
  9. Customer acquisition cost (CAC)
  10. Churn rate
  11. Product-market fit
  12. Go-to-market strategy
  13. Runway
  14. Burn rate
  15. Cash flow
  16. Equity
  17. Cap table
  18. Exit strategy
  19. Intellectual property
  20. Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  21. Term sheet
  22. Series A funding
  23. Series B funding
  24. Growth hacking
  25. Scaling
  26. Market validation
  27. Monetization
  28. User retention
  29. A/B testing
  30. Conversion rate optimization
  31. Agile methodology
  32. Lean startup
  33. Pivot
  34. Disruption
  35. Scalability
  36. Virality
  37. User acquisition
  38. Gamification
  39. Freemium
  40. SaaS (Software as a Service)
  41. B2B (Business-to-Business)
  42. B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
  43. CAC:LTV ratio (Customer Acquisition Cost to Lifetime Value ratio)
  44. KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  45. ROI (Return on Investment)
  46. Exit strategy
  47. Runway extension
  48. Patent pending
  49. Beta testing
  50. Strategic partnership

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Swadesh Saxena

Startup enthusiast and technology loving professional,who believe in sharing and learning.