seed money


Definition of 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 The company was born 17 ago with the help of CIA seed money. Stan Choe And Damian J. Troise, USA TODAY, "Stocks end a bumpy day higher, but still down for September," 1 Oct. 2020 Its early investors included George Soros, who contributed $500 million in seed money. Jason Zengerle, New York Times, "Steven Mnuchin’s Deal Staved Off Catastrophe. Can He Make Another One?," 29 Sep. 2020 Once that seed money was secured, the next order of business was to find a suitable site. Mike Scott,, "1920s complex built to house orphans offers a taste of Spain -- in the middle of Marrero," 29 Sep. 2020 Allegedly, West's conversation with Jacobs led to an agreement of creating a semblance of a Y combinator (a type of seed money startup accelerator) for the music industry. Ineye Komonibo,, "Kanye West Is At It Again On Twitter — But He’s Actually Making Some Points This Time," 17 Sep. 2020 Graves cited the Sutton Scholars Program, a summer initiative by the diocese that helps Black inner-city teens maximize their potential during high school, as an example of the kinds of programs the seed money will support. Jonathan M. Pitts,, "Maryland Episcopal diocese commits $1 million toward reparations for slavery, racial injustice," 15 Sep. 2020 That just takes seed money and a quick perusing of Wikipedia or YouTube to figure out how slave owners made their nut. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The New York Times Discovers a Manhattan Makeover for Nu-Tenant Farming," 11 Sep. 2020 The Department of Defense will provide seed money for the next stage of the project, but the effort will need more to see through to completion. James Whitlow,, "APG researchers, UPenn training dogs to detect asymptomatic coronavirus carriers; further testing coming," 1 Sep. 2020 The sale of the car will serve as seed money to fund educational programs for future mechanics for collector cars, watchmakers and other craftsman, Clark said. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "A rare Rolls-Royce used in 'The Great Gatsby' could fetch millions at auction," 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of seed money

1943, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Seed money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of seed money

: money that is used for starting a new business, program, project, etc.

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