Equity Terms - In the last few decades, Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) have emerged as extremely important sources of capital for businesses. VC is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, growing start-up companies. The VC fund makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology, IT, software, etc. Over these decades, VC / PE funds have also been noted as one of the best alternative asset classes for investments. Venture capital, as an industry, originated in the USA and American firms have traditionally been the largest participants in venture deals. However, increasingly, non-US venture investment is growing and the number of non-US VC funds has been on the rise. VCs and PEs have been instrumental in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and employment generation. According to the National Venture Capital Association 11% of private sector jobs.