Dealroom qualifies startups based on the following qualifying characteristics:
- Innovative by design: the product and/or business model are innovative. In most cases, the company is tech-enabled: proprietary tech/software or business processes heavily enabled by tech.
- Rapidly scaling/scalable: as a result of #1, this means that the company can achieve high growth by leveraging its platform.
In other words, these are venture-backable companies.
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
A company providing services to other companies on a project basis
Companies whose customers are mainly or only other businesses
Companies whose customers are mainly or only individual consumers
eCommerce & Marketplace
A place connecting a buyer(s) and seller(s) where goods or services are bought, sold or exchanged
The making of goods by hand or by machine that upon completion the business sells to a customer
Software-as-a-Service, a method of software delivery and licensing in which software is accessed online via a subscription, rather than bought and installed on individual computers
Monetary income that individuals and businesses earn from displaying paid advertisements on their websites, social media channels, or other platforms surrounding their internet-based content
Refers to fees earned in making a sale or closing a deal
(monthly, quarterly or yearly) a periodic fee paid by the customer to access a service or product
Websites with a pricing page are usually subscription-based. Ex: SaaS businesses, membership fee