There are 7 major startup funding stages that every entrepreneur or startup developer needs to be aware of. This presents a linear progression for successful startups but not every startup will manage to proceed to the next stage.
Pre-see funding – funding from friends and family
Seed funding – angel investors, incubators and early-stage funding VC’s
Series A funding – VC’s, accelerators
Series B funding – VC’s (late-stage)
Series C funding – VC’s, private equity firms,
Series D funding (optional if needed)
IPO – Stock Market Launch – open to the public