Money at risk is equity, whatever it may be called.
Richard Coopey & Donald Clarke 
The basis of all corporate enterprise resides in stock. It is stock that provides the initial capital for a corporate venture.
Richard Teweles and Edward Bradley 
Equity is for ever.
Rupert Murdoch 
The purpose of this chapter is to consider what is meant by risk capital and to show its purpose. We look at the two forms of capital, equity and loans, which most commonly serve as risk capital, and examine their sources. Finally, we reflect on some broader aspects of risk capital.
The term risk capital comprises capital with a bewildering range of overlapping names, including ownership ...