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.
Related Fool Articles
- [link link title]
Recent Mentions on Fool.com
- 4 Business Lessons from Old Media's Reaction to the Dot-Com Bubble
- Will This IPO Get Poor Reviews?
- The Motley Fool's Second-Best CEO of the Year Is...
- Employers Take Steps to Help Workers Avoid Burnout
- Why This Future Offshore Play Represents a Phenomenal Opportunity
- Apple Goes Social With Its Topsy Buyout