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What is venture capital?

By on November 11, 2010
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To kick off our series on 50 questions you should ask when you raise venture capital, Nic Brisbourne and I each wrote a post today.

Mine focused on “What is an investor”.

Nic is answering the question “What is venture capital”. He describes it as:

money invested in high risk startups by venture capitalists on behalf of institutional investors with the aim of making outsize returns.”

Each of the items in italics merits further discussion. Head over to the Equity Kicker to find out more from Nic.

We’ll publish the full list of questions tomorrow.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com