- funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.
Origin of venture capital
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called risk capital.
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- capital that is provided for a new commercial enterprise by individuals or organizations other than those who own the new enterprise
- another name for risk capital
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