early-stage

early-stage
early-stage UK US adjective [before noun]
used to describe something such as a company or product that is starting to be developed or has only recently been developed: »

early-stage business/company/firm

early-stage development/research »

The company is conducting early-stage research on vitamin D compounds for osteoporosis.

FINANCE used to describe investment in companies or products that are starting to be developed or have only recently been developed: »

early-stage investment/funding/financing

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early-stage investors

Compare FIRST-ROUND FINANCING(Cf. ↑first-round financing)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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