Definition of venture capital in English:

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venture capital

Pronunciation: /ˈvenCHər ˌkapədl/


Capital invested in a project in which there is a substantial element of risk, typically a new or expanding business.
Example sentences
  • It has also been suggested to allow mutual funds and pension funds to invest in venture capital funds.
  • He said companies should consider whether they could be small and profitable without venture capital.
  • So, what does a successful first-round venture capital funding mission feel like?


venture capitalist

Example sentences
  • He's a veteran businessman, venture capitalist, and founder of the Internet consulting firm the Yankee Group.
  • He had spent six years dispensing money and management advice as a venture capitalist.
  • As a venture capitalist, he provides the early funding that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into companies in just a few months.

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Syllabification: ven·ture cap·i·tal

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