venture catalyst

n.
A firm or person that obtains financing for new companies that would otherwise not have access to venture capital (cf. venture capitalist).
Example Citation:
Garage.com is part of a new and emerging group of so-called venture catalysts. Armed with more than just a catchy name, the catalysts help funnel some of Silicon Valley's venture capital to startups that for various reasons can't otherwise get their hands on it.
— Melanie Warner, "No Funding for Your Startup? Try a Venture Catalyst," Fortune, April 12, 1999
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