venture capital

venture capital
capital invested in a business where the chances of success are uncertain. Glossary of Business Terms
An investment in a start-up business that is perceived to have excellent growth prospects but does not have access to capital markets. Type of financing sought by early-stage companies seeking to grow rapidly. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
venture capital ( VC)
Funds that are made available to small young companies who have high growth potential. Managerial and technical advisors may also provide their services in this type of investment. Financial Services Glossary

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   Funds used to invest in small companies that are considered to be in their first phase of growth. Funding is provided by private and institutional investors.

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venture capital UK US noun [U] (also risk capital) FINANCE
money invested in a new business, especially one that involves risk: backed/financed by venture capital »

The computer industry relied for much of its development on small firms backed by venture capital.

attract/find/raise venture capital »

The two partners finally raised $1.5 million in venture capital.


look for/seek venture capital


venture-capital backers/fund


a venture-capital company/firm/group


venture-capital backing/funding/investments

See also VCT(Cf. ↑VCT)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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