风险投资（也称为VC或创业）是一种类型的私募股权资本通常提供的早期阶段，高潜力，增长公司的利益产生回报，通过最终实现的事件，如IPO或交易销售的公司。 风险投资通常以现金换取投资公司的股份。这是典型的风险投资投资者，以确定和回公司在高科技行业，如生物技术和ICT（信息和通信技术）。 风险投资公司通常包括有技术背景的小型团队--科学家、研究人员或有业务培训或深工业经验的团队。 VCs还需要在早期阶段创业企业管理中的作用，从而增加了技能以及资本。固有的实现异常高回报率是在一个给定的启动公司失去所有的投资的风险。因此，大多数风险投资都是在一个池格式，其中一些投资者结合他们的投资成为一个大型基金，投资于许多不同的创业公司。通过投资池格式的投资者正在风险不同的投资与以把他们所有的钱在一个初创企业的机会。 风险投资家（也叫VC）是一个从事风险投资的人或投资公司，这些风险资本家应该为他们的投资带来管理技术专长和资本。 风险投资基金是指一个汇集投资工具（通常是LP或LLC），主要投资的第三方投资者的金融资本的风险太大的标准资本市场或银行贷款。
Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity capital typically provided for early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital investments are generally made as cash in exchange for shares in the invested company. It is typical for venture capital investors to identify and back companies in high technology industries such as biotechnology and ICT (information and communication technology). Venture capital firms typically comprise small teams with technology backgrounds - scientists, researchers or those with business training or deep industry experience. VCs also take a role in managing entrepreneurial companies at an early stage, thus adding skills as well as capital . Inherent in realizing abnormally high rates of returns is the risk of losing all of one's investment in a given startup company. As a consequence, most venture capital investments are done in a pool format where several investors combine their investments into one large fund that invests in many different startup companies. By investing in the pool format the investors are spreading out their risk to many different investments versus taking the chance of putting all of their monies in one start up firm. A venture capitalist (also known as a VC) is a person or investment firm that makes venture investments, and these venture capitalists are expected to bring managerial and technical expertise as well as capital to their investments. A venture capital fund refers to a pooled investment vehicle (often an LP or LLC) that primarily invests the financial capital of third-party investors in enterprises that are too risky for the standard capital markets or bank loans.