The definition of 'Venture Capital'

Venture capital is the finance provided by investors to early-stage ventures with a high-potential for long term growth but that lack access to traditional capital markets.

Venture capital is often seen as the next source of capital for a company once it has raised a seed round from other sources such as business angels.

Venture capital funding rounds are often referred to in an alphabetic order with the first venture capital round called the Series A round, the second the Series B round, and so on.

Most venture capital comes from a partnership that raises finance from wealthy investors, investment banks, and other financial institutions for the purpose of investing in young businesses.