Venture Capitalist (VC)
A Venture Capitalist (VC) entails investing in the right startup company or business, in hope of generating revenue or shares from the access of such startup business.
The risk ensued by venture capitalists is evidenced. However, venture capitalists cover the funding expenses of startups that show massive hope for success or companies with high potential to grow. It is pertinent to note that the investments given by these venture capitalists are usually adequate to incur any risk that comes with it.
Additionally, venture capitalists provide funds for these start-up companies, in exchange for shares, equity in ownership of the company, or revenue. Examples of successful and popular companies that were established through venture capital are; Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Airbnb, Paypal, Xiaomi, etc. According to FundComb, examples of popular venture investors in Singapore are Vertex Holdings, B Capital Group, Insignia Ventures Partners, Qualgro VC, and a host of others.
In furtherance, venture capital takes is usually structured in a partnership format. As such, the investors are part of the startup company upon the establishment and can become shareholders in the company or partners. Either way, the venture capitalist becomes a major part of the funded startup company and can take part in the decision-making process of the company. If shares are given to venture capitalists, they may decide to sell off their shares, leaving room for new investors in the company.