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ALSO CALLED: Venture Funds, Capital Investments, Seed Money, Venture Capital Investors, VC Funds, Risk Capital
DEFINITION: Venture capital (VC) is funding invested, or available for investment, in an enterprise that offers the probability of profit along with the possibility of loss. Indeed, venture capital was once known also as risk capital, but that term has fallen out of usage, probably because investors don't like to see the words "risk" and "capital" in close conjunction. Venture capitalists often don't tend to think  … 
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Virtual and Superior: How to Build Teams that Get Things Done
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights tips and best practices for CIOs looking for more effective ways to cut risk and create value in virtual environments through better teamwork.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Citrix

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Setting the Foundation for Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Bringing Web 2.0 to the enterprise is more than just the latest technology; it's about changing the traditional business model and tapping into the creativity, intellect, and passion of every single employee.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Why Buy Vs. Build Serena Service Manager
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This decision guide demonstrates how migrating to Serena Service Manager will help transform your IT organization into an agile, responsive, and business-focused service provider.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Why Should CFOs Care About the Cloud? Because IT Sees it Differently
sponsored by Host Analytics, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why CFOs should care about the cloud and how the approaches of IT and finance executives differ when it comes to cloud computing.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2012

Host Analytics, Inc

 The Social Business - Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the ins and outs of social businesses, uncovering what it means, the value it brings, and what you should expect for the future.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM
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VENTURE CAPITAL DEFINITION (continued): …  that their investments involve an element of risk, but are assured a successful return by virtue of the investor's knowledge and business sense. DataMerge, a financial information provider, says that VC investments in an enterprise are usually between $500,000 and $5 million, and that the investor is likely to expect an annual return of 20% to 50%.Venture capitalists were instrumental in the enormous increase in the number of dot-com startups of recent years. Because the Internet was a new and untried business venue with enormous potential, many analysts feel that standard business rules were … 
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