Venture capital close connects with the economic risk so this fact requires in-depth study of the definite risk groups. The article includes an analysis of the risk concept, the classification of the venture capital risks, comparative analysis of the risk assessment and decrease of risk methods. As a result of investigation, the authors suggest defining the venture capital risks as combination of innovation and investment risks. The paper examines qualitative and quantitative methods, considers the alternative methods of the risk assessment. As the methods of risk decreasing authors mean the most effective and modern ways of avoiding the material losses. This research is useful like theoretical overview of the venture capital risk concept and risk management base in the field of venture capital.
Keywords: venture capital risks, the methods of innovation and investment risks assessment