[Ads-l] Antedating of "Venture Capital"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 21 12:13:03 UTC 2015


venture capital (OED 1943)

1935 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 23 Mar. 25 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  In times of prosperity, "venture capital" will be advanced freely, while industry and government pay high prices in interest for "investment capital," he [Ralph T. Crane] said, while the reverse will be true in depressed times.

Fred Shapiro

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