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venture capital

noun
1.
funds invested or available for investment in a new or unproven business enterprise.
Also called risk capital.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
Related forms
venture capitalism, noun
venture capitalist, noun
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Examples for venture capital
  • 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.
  • Suppose you're the manager of a venture capital fund.
  • If a startup could raise unlimited venture capital and generate sufficient market excitement, your product vision could take off.
  • Biotechnology is gaining more venture capital as investors cheer fewer regulatory hurdles for new drugs.
  • Launching a series of conferences to connect private equity and venture capital investors with rural start-ups.
  • As the signs of a recession increase, start-ups and their venture capital backers aren't panicking.
  • In all, nine-tenths of venture capital committed during the bubble years may have been squandered.
British Dictionary definitions for venture capital

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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