Invisible Venture Capital
In venture capital terminology, the term Invisible Venture Capital refers to funding obtained from “angel” investors. Such Invisible Venture Capital does not come from the usual sources of venture financing.
For example, in order to understand the term Invisible Venture Capital, a definition of an angel investor is needed. An angel investor, in Venture Capital terminology, refers to an investor which differs from a venture capitalist primarily because the angel provides the financing out of their own funds. A venture capitalist, on the other hand, must answer to third party investors who have contributed to their venture capital fund. While funds provided by the venture capitalist are public knowledge, funds provided by an angel investor can be kept private because the source of the funds coming from a private party need not be disclosed.