Venture capital


Venture capital
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. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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venture capital venture capital capital

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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.

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look for/seek venture capital

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venture-capital backers/fund

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a venture-capital company/firm/group

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venture-capital backing/funding/investments

See also VCT(Cf. VCT)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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