venture capitalist

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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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venture capitalist

(Stock Exchange) a person or company that provides capital for new commercial enterprises
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Noun1.venture capitalist - a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)
plunger, speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
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