seed money


: money used for setting up a new enterprise

Examples of seed money in a Sentence

He provided seed money for the campaign.
Recent Examples on the Web Kathryn Phillips, a workforce expert at the California Health Care Foundation, said there isn't enough seed money for community groups to hire workers and pay for new technology platforms. Angela Hart, NPR, 14 May 2024 That seed money included auctioning off a complete run of Mickey Mantle cards. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 7 Apr. 2024 According to Whitesell’s new employment agreement, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in conjunction with the take-private, Silver Lake is committing $250 million in seed money for a new media company to be led by the Endeavor executive chairman. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 That’s because Mnuchin got $1 billion in seed money from a Saudi sovereign wealth fund controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the New York Times reported in 2022. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for seed money 

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seed money was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Seed money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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