Pre-seed Funding

Pre-seed funding refers to the primary stage of funding a brand-new company. This stage mainly refers to period in which company's founders get their operations up and running.

Depending on the company's character and, consequently, the initial costs of developing the business idea, this funding stage can be short or take a long time. It is also likely that investors don't invest in exchange for equity at this stage; in most cases, the investors in a pre-seed funding situation are the founders themselves.