A start-up is a new business first coming together.
Often the founders begin with a good idea and operate with money borrowed on the principals' credit cards. When the idea looks promising they prepare a business plan and begin looking for start-up capital, often from a venture capital firm.
Payoff for the founders and the early investors is often the IPO taking the company public.
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