risk capital


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Investors could lose risk capital. David L. Bahnsen, National Review, 9 Feb. 2022 Aerospace and aviation need a lot of risk capital. Dean Donovan, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Yet the investors who put up the risk capital don’t benefit from this provision. WSJ, 16 Aug. 2022 Using risk capital to achieve long-term vision Is the 1% margin profitable? Kingsley Kobo, Quartz, 18 July 2022 Exaggerated startup financials can be entirely blamed on venture capitalists, as risk capital has always mandated that founders, even those in the very early stages of their business, create ridiculous and fictitious financial projections. Aron Solomon, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2022 Cogastro raised $180,000 from Baltic VC Fund, 70Ventures, private angel from the Netherlands and risk capital fund Co-investment Fund. Jackie Abramian, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The longer-term game would be to put risk capital into a broader sweep of technologies to hedge against the transition. Wood Mackenzie, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Biden’s ultra-high tax will drive risk capital to Europe and Asia, where average rates would be less than half of ours. Steve Forbes, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of risk capital was in 1927

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“Risk capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risk%20capital. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition

risk capital

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