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Much of the computer and Internet boom was funded by venture capital out of Silicon Valley.
  money used to support start-up companies that appear poised for rapid growth, but to which traditional financial institutions would consider loans too risky
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This is a type of equity investment usually best suited for rapidly growing companies that require a lot of capital or start-up companies with a strong business plan. A typical venture capital investment usually requires sale of 25% to 55% of the company to the investor.
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  • Much of the computer and Internet boom was funded by venture capital out of Silicon Valley.
  • One venture capital guy had actually laughed, a big and genuine laugh, on the phone — laughed a good long time.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Though stolen artworks are often used as negotiable instruments to supply venture capital for drug trafficking and arms deals, the DEA has defended itself against criticism in what the art-crimes division of the FBI has called a "bungled" and "amateurish" handling of the matter, issuing a public statement apologizing for the accidental death of Mrs. Huidobro while also explaining that their agents are not trained to identify or recover stolen artwork.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • That was the date of a now famous meeting, in which Robert Swanson, a venture capitalist, approached Herbert Boyer, a biochemist at the University of California.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • Suavely suited venture capitalists and fund managers crowded the bar, elbow to elbow with mountaineers, fidgeting in uncharacteristic jackets and ties.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But the plot, he thought, wasn’t quite exciting enough, so he’d tried to jazz it up using every idea he’d ever had, including a nuclear warhead hidden in San Francisco, a crooked cop who was witness to the JFK assassination, an Irish terrorist, the Mafia, a boy and his dog, an evil venture capitalist, and a time-traveling scientist who’d escaped the persecution of the Holy Roman Empire.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • I see waste traders and venture capitalists, piroshki and skewered lamb.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists regard failure as just a first step toward success.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He figured that with a little venture capital, this neurolinguistic hacking could be developed as a new technol.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • A few groups have operated as venture capital providers to support small-scale programs abroad, and in fact that is precisely what Ashoka does with its support of Ashoka Fellows.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • "Venture capital in the international markets!" cried the attorney.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Between September of 1983 and November of 1985, John Alfred Hammond and his "Pachyderm Portfolio" raised $870 million in venture capital to finance his proposed corporation, International Genetic Technologies, Inc.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Alan had never checked or known his credit score but was told, by every bank and even a few venture capital firms, that his score made him untouchable.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • In the 1980s, he founded his own venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California, and began buying up pieces of other companies that had grown too large and unwieldy.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   venture capital [7] , investment banker [6] , investment banker [6] , capital expenditure [9]
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