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An individual who provides funding from their personal finances to a business; typically receiving ownership equity or a type of bond in exchange.
The selling of any tradable asset by a firm to a closed set of investors.
The concept that the higher a risk is, the higher potential return is as well.
Funding during the beginning stages of a new company or venture to get the business started; in exchange for owner’s equity.