What is Venture Capital?

Venture capital is the term used. A venture capitalist places money in a company that is high risk and has a high growth. The investment is usually for a period of five to seven years. The investor will expect a return on his money either by the sale of the company or by offering to sell shares in the company to the public.
There are three different types of venture capital investment. Early stage financing includes seed financing, start-up financing and first stage financing. Seed financing refers to a small amount of venture capital given to an entrepreneur or inventor who wishes to start a business. It may be used to build a management team, for market research or to develop a business plan.