venture investments

Essence of Venture Investments

Introduction. One of financial instruments of innovative activity is venture investment. So far the main tools and elements of infrastructure, investment of innovative activity, i.e. venture investment are formed, remains insufficiently developed in theoretical and practical aspect. In article genesis of the concept «venture investments» and its property is investigated. The purpose is the analysis of economic essence of venture investments. Theoretical analysis. For achievement of a goal the following problems are solved: different views on the term «venture investments» are considered; their merits and demerits come to light, own definition of venture investments is given, properties of venture investments locate. Despite the fact that venture capital investments have been around for a long time, however, well-established scientific definition while in the economic literature. The article analyzes the scientific papers that allows you to organize the various approaches to the definition of venture capital investments. Results. Justification of economic essence of venture investments, author’s approach to definition of venture investments, properties of venture investments is result of the approach offered by authors.