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venture capital

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noun
  1. 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

venture capitalist

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

noun
  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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