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The University of California may fund a $250 million investment pool to back startup companies springing from research conducted by faculty and students.
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Silicon Valley may have taken on more risk than it can handle, according to prominent venture capitalist Bill Gurley, who cited potential cracks in the tech-startup investing scene.


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A contractual agreement joining together two or more parties for the purpose of executing a risky or daring undertaking of chance or danger. The risking of something upon an event which cannot be foreseen with certainty.

A scheme for making a commercial speculation. All parties agree to share in the profits and losses of the enterprise.

A man would be well enough pleased to buy silks of one whom he would not venture to feel his pulse [2]

From 15c "to risk the loss" (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of adventure. Enterprise of a business nature" is recorded from 1580s. Venture capital is attested from 1943. [1]


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