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Finance Glossary

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Term Sheet


A piece of paper that sets out terms of a deal. Sometimes on a napkin.

Even if on a napkin, it can be legally binding, so stay away from napkins and other pieces of paper unless you're really sure you want the deal and agree to the terms.


I invest $1,000,000.00 in you.com today.

In return, I get:

  • 51% of your company
  • your lungs
  • your liver
  • your soul

Thank you. 


Mr. Faust