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Venture Capital

Synonyms:cash injection, financial assistance, financial capital
Acronyms &
Filed Under: financial-banking, investments
Tags: investment

Definition of venture capital (VC)

venture capital (VC)
1. Financial capital provided to high-risk, high-reward start-up companies. Some startups find themselves in need of funding in order to grow, so venture capitalists provide them funding in exchange for equity (ownership) in the company. Venture capital (VC) is a form of private equity.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • angel investors   Private individuals with capital to invest in business enterprises.
  • closely held   Schedule II banks may be closely held, i.e., one party (owner) may hold more than 10% of the outstanding shares. Schedule I banks are prohibited from this type of ownership.
  • equity   The value of a property minus outstanding mortgage debt and other liens.
  • initial public offering (IPO)   When shares of a corporation become available to the public for the first time.
  • joint venture   A partnership between two or more parties for the purpose of purchasing, owning, and/or developing real estate for a specific purpose and duration.
  • private equity   Equity not traded on a stock exchange.
  • seed funding   Money used to start a business.
  • startup company   A recently founded company that works on new products and services.

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