What is venture capital?

  • (noun): Wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises.
    Synonyms: risk capital

Venture Capital

Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies. The venture capital fund makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology, IT, software, etc. The typical venture capital investment occurs after the seed funding round as growth funding round (also referred to as Series A round) in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event, such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital is a subset of private equity. Therefore, all venture capital is private equity, but not all private equity is venture capital.

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Venture Capital - Popular Culture
... industry, often by showing humorous exchanges between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs ... Von Goeben was a partner in Redleaf Venture Management when he began writing the strip ... Mark Coggins' 2002 novel Vulture Capital features a venture capitalist protagonist who investigates the disappearance of the chief scientist in a biotech firm in which he has invested ...
List Of Venture Capital Companies In India
... These are venture capital companies in India ... Accel Partners India Artheon Ventures Artiman Ventures August Capital Partners BlueRun Ventures DFJ India Epiphany Ventures Helion Venture Partners IFCI Venture Capital Funds India ...
Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. - History
... History of private equity and venture capital Early history (Origins of modern private equity) • The 1980s (LBO boom) • The 1990s (LBO bust and ... Deleage had come from Sofinnova Partners, a venture capital firm in France that he had co-founded in 1971 ... in assets and today is the direct predecessor of four venture capital firms with aggregate capital in excess of $5.7 billion Polaris Venture Partners based in ...
Software Entrepreneurship - Funding - Venture Capital
... Venture capital is risk capital invested into a start-up company at its early stages ... Venture capitalists usually invest in start-ups that already have a relatively developed software product and some early sales ... Venture capital help offers a large sum of money and often assistance in managing the company ...
St John's Innovation Centre - Alumni
... It is backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, 3i plc and Pentech Ventures ... Investors include Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel Capital, BASF Venture Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, Yasuda Enterprise Development, Morningside Technology Ventures, Bank of America Equity Partners ... The company raised almost £3million in venture funding between start-up in 2006 and end 2008 ...

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