venture capital

[ ven-cher kap-i-tl ]
/ ˈvɛn tʃər ˌkæp ɪ tl /

noun

funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise (often used attributively): Startups may seek private equity or venture capital as alternative funding sources;a venture capital firm.Abbreviation: VC

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Also called risk capital [risk] /rɪsk/ .

Origin of venture capital

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM venture capital

ven·ture cap·i·tal·ism, nounven·ture cap·i·tal·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for venture capital

venture capital

noun

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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