Learn how Dealroom defines its entities

A company designed to grow fast (either developing tech or using tech to operate its business).
Check out our blog post on “what is a startup” for more information.

A startup in its growing phase (Growing revenue and over 51 employees)

A company having reached the mature stage of its life cycle, through its development, expansion, or acquisition of other companies.

An entity or individual investing capital in companies (including investment funds (angel funds, VC. PE), Family offices, CVC, Corporates, Angels).


Platforms for equity crowdfunding e.g. Seedrs.

New Funds

According to Investopedia: "An investment fund is a supply of capital belonging to numerous investors used to collectively purchase securities while each investor retains ownership and control of his own shares".
At Dealroom, we keep track of some of the different types of funds: venture capital, private equity, growth equity, life sciences, renewables, and corporate. An illustrative example is the following:


Fund Type 



Dawn IV

Venture Capital


Sep 2020

A fund is closed when all the money has been invested. For VC firms, the process of raising capital is known as fundraising. In addition to Venture Capital funds, we also track Private Equity, Growth Equity, Corporate, Life Sciences, Renewables, and Other fund types.

A company created specifically to pool funds in order to finance a merger or acquisition opportunity within a set timeframe. The opportunity usually has yet to be identified. SPACs are a subset of “blank check” company.

Service Provider
A company providing services to other companies on a project basis.

Include angel investors, founders, users.

Educational institutions.

Governments and Non-Profits
Government agencies and non-profit organisations.

Tech conferences and events.

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