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Definition of

venture capital

Finance

finance for new businesses or projects money used to finance new companies or projects, especially those with high earning potential and high risk.

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Definitions of ’venture capital’ and meaning of ’venture capital’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’venture capital’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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