Venture capital (VC) is a form of financing or funding for emerging companies. Venture capital firms or funds invest in these early-stage companies in exchange for equity, or an ownership stake, in the companies they invest in.
Venture Capital Firms
- Senior associate
- Venture partner
- Director / managing director
- General partner
- Managing partner
- Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR)
- "X-factor" in Residence (XIR)
- Vice President of investments
- Operating partner
- Chief Accountant
How Venture Capital Works
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