venture capitalism

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venture capital

Money available for investment in startup companies and small businesses with a high potential for growth. Also called risk capital.

venture capitalism n.
venture capitalist n.
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Noun1.venture capitalism - capitalism that invests in innovative enterprises (especially high technology) where the potential profits are large
capitalism, capitalist economy - an economic system based on private ownership of capital
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