seed capital


: money that is used for starting a new business, program, project, etc.
He provided seed capital for the campaign.

Examples of seed capital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fund’s backer had pledged that the fund would be jump-started with up to $200 million in seed capital, more than any of the other funds disclosed. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2024 And literally bet the farm to become the seed capital for a startup called Great Plains Software. Abc News, ABC News, 17 Oct. 2023 That became the seed capital for a startup software company, which grew into a billion dollar company, with small town kids from all over North Dakota working for that company. CBS News, 11 June 2023 Despite small overhead and the fact that there is no need for bank branches or big office towers with lots of employees, a fintech startup generally takes months of work and millions, even tens of millions of dollars in seed capital. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 Mediar Therapeutics, which was founded in 2018 based on scientific insights of three researchers at Mass General Brigham, had previously raised $20 million in seed capital. Jonathan Saltzman,, 15 Mar. 2023 In November 2022, Pasco raised $45 million in seed capital from funds including Active Partners, Sivo, Velocity Juice, Tomahawk VC and DD Venture Capital. Steven Bertoni, Forbes, 6 Mar. 2023

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“Seed capital.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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