What is Venture Capital and Why Does It Matter?
JD Supra: Mergers
FEBRUARY 6, 2024
The moniker “venture capital” is believed to have originated from the financier John Hay Whitney. Having served in World War 2, Whitney returned to the United States with a new mission: to spread American ideals of free enterprise by supporting fledgling entrepreneurs. He distinguished his investment method from traditional private equity or investment banking by making riskier investments in new, unproven businesses with the aim of larger returns should these businesses succeed.