Vulture Capitalist

DEFINITION of 'Vulture Capitalist'

1. A slang word for a venture capitalist who deprives an inventor of control over his or her own innovations and most of the money the inventor should have made from the invention.

2. A venture capitalist who invests in floundering firms in the hopes that the firms will turn around.

BREAKING DOWN 'Vulture Capitalist'

Like them or not, many vulture capitalists make more money than the venture capitalists do.

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