risk capital


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Recent Examples on the Web Gores, alongside his executives, also personally put about $10 million to $12 million of at-risk capital into the deal, said Stone, who also contributed to the initial pool of money. Crystal Tse, Bloomberg.com, "Alec Gores SPAC Deal Turns $25,000 Into $80 Million in Months," 24 Sep. 2020 Its distinctive and essential function is to serve as the risk capital for a democratic society, directing resources to fund experiments and discover solutions to social problems that neither the market nor government is well-suited to do. Rob Reich, Wired, "The Dangers of Relying on Philanthropists During Pandemics," 22 Mar. 2020 In the world of private equity, risk capital refers to the funds used for speculative, high-risk, high-reward investments. Bruce Deboskey, The Denver Post, "On Philanthropy: Philanthropy is the ultimate “risk capital”," 9 June 2019 Senior equities executives including Brian Levine were convinced that Goldman should stick to its historic strength of wielding risk capital for clients, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Hugh Son, Bloomberg.com, "Wall Street’s Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race," 5 Apr. 2018 Access to risk capital for startups, including through crowdfunding, is no longer limited to the two coasts. The Economist, "American entrepreneurship is flourishing, if you know where to look," 30 Sep. 2017 Some major central banks don’t have the same room to lower rates without risking capital outflows. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Why Policy Easing—Not Tightening—Tops Agenda for Some Central Banks," 25 Aug. 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2020

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“Risk capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risk%20capital. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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