risk capital


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

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risk capital (venture capital)

Money invested in high-risk enterprises.

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Example sentences
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.
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