venture capital


: capital (such as retained corporate earnings or individual savings) invested or available for investment in the ownership element of new or fresh enterprise

called also risk capital

venture capitalism noun
venture capitalist noun

Examples of venture capital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kristen Faulkner is racking up major cycling victories in Europe after leaving a career in venture capital to chase her childhood dreams of competing in the Olympics. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 3 May 2024 It was founded in 2019 and has raised over $200 million in venture capital funding from Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, and others. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for venture capital 

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of venture capital was in 1943

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“Venture capital.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

venture capital

see capital

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