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Risk Capital

Extra money that one has in order to invest in high-risk investment vehicles. That is, it is money that one can afford to lose in case the investments turn sour. Most investment advisers recommend using only risk capital for highly speculative investments.

risk capital

risk capital

any business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS which entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing.

risk capital

any business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS that entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing. See RISK AND UNCERTAINTY, VENTURE CAPITAL.
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First, identify risk capital's components, and then perform the calculation, which is virtually identical to calculating the cost of equity.
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"This was the entrepreneurial investment culture that provided the risk capital that built the hundreds of thousands of the most successful SME's across the UK - contributing to half of GDP and more than half of all jobs.
NEW companies in Scotland are facing an uphill struggle for investment as a result of changes in the risk capital market, says a report.
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UKSE has made more than pounds 60m of risk capital available to UK businesses over the past 30 years to support start-ups, expansions and management buy-outs.
'This is expected to mobilise additional risk capital of at least EUR 300m and possibly up to EUR 1 bn in the longer term,' noted the Commission.

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