death-valley curve

death-valley curve

n
(Economics) a curve on a graph showing how the capital of a new company plotted against time declines sharply as the venture capital is used up before income reaches predicted levels
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Death-valley curve: A curve on a graph showing how the capital of a new company is gobbled up before income reaches predicted levels.