burn rate

In general terms, it is the rate at which a company expends cash over a certain period, usually a month. Specifically it is the pace at which a start-up spends its VC money while waiting to turn a profit. For example, IPOs are fueled by financial projections, and analysts like to bet on companies that promise to show profit long before they burn out.

See also : incubaby  venture capital  
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