risk capital


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Recent Examples on the Web 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 China is moving with dispatch to establish itself as the preferred destination for low-risk capital returns. Kevin Warsh, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of risk capital

1927, in the meaning defined above

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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 4 Dec. 2021.

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