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English definition of “venture capitalist”

venture capitalist

noun [C]
 
 
FINANCE
a person or financial organization that invests in new businesses, especially ones that involve risk: The internet start-up is looking to raise €5 million from venture capitalists by the end of March. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of online payments service PayPal, was one of the venture capitalists who invested early in Facebook.
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