Venture Capitalist

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First popularized in Silicon Valley in the mid 20th century, a venture capitalist (or simply 'VC') is an investor that provides capital to startup companies with high growth potential. They offer capital in exchange for an equity stake.

Venture capital is typically a high risk activity, but also with high reward - they can earn a massive return if the companies they invest in are a success.

Venture capitalists are usually formed as limited partnerships (LP) where partners invest in the VC fund which is then deployed into startup company investments.

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