A class of shares that have specific rights attached to them, which will be set out in a company's articles of association. Typically A shares have voting and pre-emption rights compared to other classes of shares, such as B shares.
The term used to describe financial funding models that differ from more traditional methods of finance. Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are examples of alternative finance.
Investors who provide investment and other support to early-stage businesses. Traditionally angels investors are wealthy individuals who have a significant amount of entrepreneurial, industry specific or investment experience.
A group of Angel Investors that pool together money and other resources to invest in, and provide support to, early-stage businesses.
One of the constitutional documents of a company that sets out its management and administrative structure. The articles dictate the internal affairs of the company such as director and shareholder rights, the issue and transfer of shares, and the organisation of meetings.