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How many series of funding are there?

I keep hearing news about xyz startup raised $$ million in Series A or B funding. Are there any industry standards for number of series? (Completed by Kishore)

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Here's a relevant quote from our book Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valleyhttp://amzn.to/1DLVnhA

"Back in the early 2000s we worked with several companies who had many, many rounds of financings. I remember one that went through Series I." - Ken Maready, Founding Partner, Maready, PLLC

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The letter designations refer to the various series of Preferred Stock that's issued with each round, with the first designated "Series A," etc. There is no standard, as such... it depends on how much added capital a particular business needs, whether that capital might come from debt rather than a next equity round, the timing of an exit, and other factors.

One of the "other" factors is the size of individual rounds, everything else being equal, larger rounds result in fewer rounds, and vice versa.
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