Business Finance & Accounting Glossary

A 409A valuation, also known as a Section 409A valuation, is a specific type of appraisal or valuation performed
An accelerator typically refers to a program or initiative that provides support, resources, and mentorship…
An accredited investor is an individual or entity that meets certain financial criteria set by securities regulators, wh
Combining the words “acquisition” and “hire,” acquihire refers to a strategic acquisition primarily aimed at acquiring..
Amortization is the process of spreading out the cost of an expense or an investment over a period of time.
Analytics (web) refers to the collection, measurement, and analysis of web data to understand and optimize…
An angel investor, often referred to simply as an “angel,” is an individual who provides
Annual Contract Value (ACV) is an average annual value from each contract. It’s basically your revenue per contract.
ARRR is ARR plus income that isn’t assigned to a recurring subscription.
Anti-dilution clause is a provision often included in investment agreements to protect investors from the dilution of…


ARR is a fundamental business metric for subscription-based companies.
Attribution modeling refers to the process of assigning credit to various marketing touchpoints that contribute…
The duration of the relationship between a customer and the company.
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) is a metric used by companies to measure how much revenue they are generating.
A balance sheet is one of the three primary financial statements used to assess a company’s financial health and its fin
A basis point, often abbreviated as “”bps,”” is a unit of measure commonly used in finance and investments to express ch
The term “billings” is the total amount of customer invoices or bills generated by a company during a specific period…
A board director, also known as a director or board member, is an individual elected or appointed to serve on the board
The term “bookings” is the value of confirmed orders or sales made by a company during a specific period.
Bookkeeping is the process of recording, organizing, and maintaining a systematic and accurate record of a company’s…

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