funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.
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Origin of venture capital
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called risk capital.
Related formsventure capitalism, nounventure capitalist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for venture capitalist (1 of 2)
a person or company that provides capital for new commercial enterprises
British Dictionary definitions for venture capitalist (2 of 2)
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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