Venture Capital

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Definition:

Venture Capital is money that is invested in young or expanding companies to help them grow rapidly and become profitable: these companies are high risk and often fail. Venture Capital is usually invested as shares (private equity), by specialist companies and the investors require a high rate of return to compensate them for the risk they are taking.
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Some terms you may want to find more about:

equity, shares, preference shares, investment, dividends, business angles, venture capitalists, business proposal/plan, Unique selling position (USP), growth potential, market, sustainability, profit, conditional offer, formal offer, due diligence, risk, investor