venture capital

noun
funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.
Also called risk capital.


Origin:
1940–45

venture capitalism, noun
venture capitalist, noun
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venture capital
 
n
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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Example sentences
Venture capital is an unlikely source of future funding since there's not
  expected to be any return on investment.
One morning the newspaper carries a story about a partner at a venture capital
  firm.
Venture capital was minuscule, and the regional airport wasn't much bigger.
Venture capital provides startups with access to tens of billions of dollars
  every year.
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