The manager of private equity fund who has responsibility for the management of the fund's investment in a particular portfolio company. In the hands-on approach (the general model for private equity investment), the venture capitalist brings in not only moneys as equity capital (ie without security/charge on assets), but also extremely valuable domain knowledge, business contacts, brand-equity, strategic advice, etc.
An investor that raises risk capital to invest in companies and provides advisory services during the term of its investment. The investments are generally high risk.
An entity investing in a company or companies that have an element of risk but offer potentially above-average returns.
An investor or organization that invests in businesses with a considerable level of risk. The venture capitalist is willing to invest in a medium-to high-risk business in exchange for a very high level of return in order to accept this level of risk.
A firm incorporated for the purpose of investing in private companies. The infusion of capital is expected to take the private company to the point of qualifying to do an Initial Public Offering, Usually; venture capitalists expect a high percentage equity interest in the private companies in which they invest.
a business person looking to invest in a fairly young company, in hopes that the company will grow and reap high financial returns, earning back five or ten times back the original investment (and sometimes even more than that)
an individual or a company who provides
a partner or associate in a venture capital management firm, which manages money on behalf of large institutional investors
a person or company who puts up the actual funds
a person who invests in a business venture, providing capital for start-up or expansion
a person who makes such investments
a private firm - usually a partnership - which finances a company after it is beyond the start-up phase, but before the IPO phase
a professional manager of a venture capital fund
A person or firm investing funds in a business venture, expecting financial returns.
jointly manage Private Equity funds, and are in charge of selecting and managing the investments of their company and of specific funds held by it. Venture Capitalists have a hands-on approach, by way of which they not only contribute at financial levels but also give advice on strategies, financing, legal aspects, marketing, technologies, management and so forth. Venture Capitalists almost always ask for a seat on the Board of Directors of the company financed by them.
A financial institution specializing in the provision of equity and other forms of long-term capital to enterprises, usually to firms with a limited track record but with the expectation of substantial growth. The venture capitalist may provide both funding and varying degrees of managerial and technical expertise.
Representative of a company providing high-risk capital to growth ventures.
Individuals or groups that generate the financial support of a growing enterprise, usually claiming a certain degree of ownership in the company.
Individual or firm who invests money in new enterprises.
An investor who provides capital to either start-up ventures or support small companies who wish to expand but do not have access to public funding.