Reuters  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Data storage products maker EMC Corp is buying much of Cisco System Inc's stake in their joint venture VCE, Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
SeekingAlpha  6 hrs ago  Comment 
By John DiStanislao: BDCA Venture (NASDAQ:BDCV) is a closed-end investment company. They specialize in making pre-IPO investments in emerging growth companies committed to and capable of a public listing. The first thought, BDCV has an...
TechCrunch  Oct 21  Comment 
 Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase. There’s a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 20  Comment 
Tech billionaire Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100 million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on philanthropic innovation.
Forbes  Oct 17  Comment 
As entrepreneurs, we have a vision for our projects and companies, and we’d like to think that others will understand our intent, be inspired, and want to part with their hard-earned money to fund our ventures. We hear the success stories of...
Forbes  Oct 16  Comment 
According to the data, yes, the venture capital industry is shrinking. And it has been shrinking for several years. We have documented a trend of industry consolidation since 2009, and our latest analysis confirms that the trend persists. We find...
The Australian  Oct 15  Comment 
THE ACCC has delayed a decision on a proposed clay brick production joint venture between CSR and Boral, saying it would result in a duopoly.  Oct 15  Comment 
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Reuters  Oct 15  Comment 
The former boss of mining company Xstrata, Mick Davis, has secured a further $1 billion in funding from unnamed investors, taking the amount he has available to build a new mining powerhouse to up to $4.8 billion.


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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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