venture capital

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Origin of venture capital

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called risk capital.
Related formsventure capitalism, nounventure capitalist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for venture capitalist

lender, shareholder, banker, stockholder, backer, capitalist

British Dictionary definitions for venture capitalist

venture capitalist

  1. a person or company that provides capital for new commercial enterprises

venture capital

  1. capital that is provided for a new commercial enterprise by individuals or organizations other than those who own the new enterprise
  2. another name for risk capital
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