venture capital


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ventrodorsal,
  2. ventrolateral,
  3. ventroscopy,
  4. ventrotomy,
  5. venture,
  6. venture capitalist,
  7. venture scout,
  8. venturesome,
  9. venturesomely,
  10. venturi

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 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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