Venturepreneur

Jaco / November 18, 2017
Venturepreneur.co.za

Why Venturepreneur?

The answer is quite simple Venturepreneur is the blending of the words venture capital and entrepreneur.

A blended word is a word formed from two or more other words. The process is called blending, and the result is a blend word.

Thus the combination or blending of the words results in Venturepreneur.

What does Venturepreneur mean?

To me, the definition of the word Venturepreneur/s would be an individual or a group of investors with a vested interest in entrepreneurial startups.

The past seven years, I have been studying venture capital and entrepreneurship intensely. The volume of investments made worldwide is fascinating.

Of course, this brings us to the question; what is venture capital?

For the most part venture capital is finance provided to startup companies by investors in the form of private equity.

Private equity, in short, refers to funds directly invested in companies by investors not publicly traded.

Investors will typically be wealthy individuals or angel investors, institutional investors or investment banks.

In recent years crowdfunding became a popular way of investing in new startup companies, of course, private equity investments are entirely different.

What is entrepreneurship?

The word entrepreneur originates from the French word “entreprendre.”

Entrepreneurship is the capacity to develop and manage a business and its risks to make a profit.

  • Merriam-Webster: “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”
  • Dictionary.com: “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”

Why are entrepreneurs important?

Entrepreneurs create new opportunities and businesses which results in new employment opportunities.

Employment directly contributes to better economies in the form of tax revenue.

Entrepreneurs create social change and often contribute to community development.

In conclusion

All things considered, Venturepreneur aims to bring together entrepreneurs with investors. After all, professional business requires professional investors.

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