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seed money

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseed moneyˈseed ˌmoney (also seed capital) noun [uncountable]  the money you have available to start a new business
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seed moneySeed Money School-to-work initiatives can not get started without an initial infusion of flexible seed money.They're out looking for seed money and a board now with a deadline of December.The shack, which had been here for years, generated seed money.It gives seed money and other support to local nonprofits developing permanent housing linked to health and employment services.The $ 20 million is seed money, and the $ 30 million is a supplement.
From Longman Business Dictionaryseed moneyˈseed ˌmoney (also front money)FINANCE the money needed to start a new business idea or PROJECTHow much front money will be needed to pay for the new factory? money
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