- The definition of a start up is a fledging company that has just begun.
An example of a start up is a new technology company who has a great product they want to begin making and who is just looking for investors to help them grow their business and get the product made.
- To start up is to begin something from scratch.
An example of start up is when you take up playing guitar.
- a starting or starting up
- a new business venture
(third-person singular simple present starts up, present participle starting up, simple past and past participle started up)
start-up - Investment & Finance Definition
A company that has just begun operations. A start-up has the potential to make the owner a significant amount of money but it also can be a risky investment. Venture capital funds typically invest in start-ups. Angel investors, wealthy investors who are willing to give a small amount of initial or seed money, also may fund start-ups.