Distributed Technology

Distributed Technology is a decentralized technology system where the computing and pertinent data is spread across multiple locations and connected by a network. Because of the decentralization, the system does not have a single point of failure and tasks can […]


Disruptive Technology

Disruptive Technology is a business that completely changes the way an industry operates, such as Uber and Lyft for taxis and Amazon for retail.


Daily Active Users (DAUs)

Daily Active Users (DAUs) are distinct users who engage with a platform in a given day. DAUs are an important gauge of success for any online business. Businesses often measure Weekly Active Users (WAUs) and Monthly Active Users (MAUs) as […]


Due Diligence

Due Diligence is the process an investor goes through prior to making an investment in a company. This typically includes meeting and interviewing the founders and key stakeholders, reviewing company documents and financials, and interviewing customers, when applicable.


Drive-By VC

Drive-By VC is a term used to describe VCs who usually just make investments and do not offer other support or guidance.


Dry Powder

Dry Powder is the amount of money that a VC or investor has available to make investments.


Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL)

DGCL is Delaware General Corporation Law. These statutes govern corporate law (including LLCs) in Delaware.


Dilution

Dilution is the reduction in ownership percentage of a share of stock caused by the issuance of new stock.


Deal Flow

Deal Flow is the flow of potential deals to an investor.


Director

A Director is an elected or appointed person who sits on the board of directors and helps the corporation to make certain decisions. Typically the board of directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of a company.