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venture capital

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
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