Meaning of “venture capitalist” in the English Dictionary

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"venture capitalist" in Business English

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venture capitalistnoun [ C ]


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.

(Definition of “venture capitalist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)