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risk capital

Origin of risk capital
1945-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for risk capital
  • How many companies are going to want to risk capital on bringing a theory to product if the resulting product can't be protected.
  • Mayors all over the country are struggling with a lack of risk capital and overstretched personnel.
  • Having incurred smaller losses than rivals, it is still prepared to deploy risk capital where others fear to tread.
  • Furthermore, innovation requires risk capital, and governments usually tolerate more risk than individual investors do.
  • The size of the set-aside, or market risk capital requirement, is directly related to a measure of portfolio risk.
  • risk capital is best provided and managed by qualified, professional investment groups.
  • Members receive the benefits of the organization and provide the risk capital to operate the business.
British Dictionary definitions for risk capital

risk capital

(mainly Brit) capital invested in an issue of ordinary shares, esp of a speculative enterprise Also called venture capital
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risk capital in Culture
risk capital (venture capital)

Money invested in high-risk enterprises.

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