venture capital


noun

funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.

Origin of venture capital

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called risk capital.

Related forms

venture capitalism, nounventure capitalist, noun
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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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