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venture capitalistnoun [C]

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a ​person or ​financialorganization that ​invests in new ​businesses, especially ones that involve ​risk: The ​internetstart-up is looking to ​raise €5 million from ​venturecapitalists by the end of March. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of ​onlinepaymentsservice PayPal, was one of the ​venturecapitalists who ​invested early in Facebook.
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