Vulture Capitalist

AAA

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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Vulture Capitalist'

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

RELATED TERMS
  1. Venture Capital

    Money provided by investors to startup firms and small businesses ...
  2. Venture Capitalist

    An investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or ...
  3. Seed Capital

    The initial capital used to start a business. Seed capital often ...
  4. Diluted Founders

    A slang term often used by venture capitalists to describe the ...
  5. Wash-Out Round

    A common round of financing to owners of small companies that ...
  6. Provisional Patent Application

    A short-term means of protecting an invention that requires less ...
Related Articles
  1. Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy
    Fundamental Analysis

    Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy

  2. IPO Basics Tutorial
    Retirement

    IPO Basics Tutorial

  3. Taking Advantage Of Corporate Decline
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Taking Advantage Of Corporate Decline

  4. When Is A Franchise The Right Investment ...
    Investing Basics

    When Is A Franchise The Right Investment ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Correlation

    In the world of finance, a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other. Correlations are used ...
  2. Letter Of Credit

    A letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount. ...
  3. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  4. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  5. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  6. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
Trading Center