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venture capital

funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.
Also called risk capital.
Origin of venture capital
First recorded in 1940-45
Related forms
venture capitalism, noun
venture capitalist, noun Unabridged
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  • Parallel to the most advanced and promising scientific endeavors, venture capital underwrites the industries of the near future.

  • Investment and venture capital funds became the second most important source quantitatively.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • In the USA – the private sector invented its own enormously successful support structures (such as venture capital funds).

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for venture capital

venture capital

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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