capital venture

capital venture
capital venture UK US noun [U] FINANCE
the activity of lending money to someone to start a new business, especially one that involves risks and will make large profits if successful: »

a California-based capital venture firm

See also VENTURE CAPITAL(Cf. ↑venture capital)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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