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Seed money

The first contribution by a venture capitalist toward the financing of a new business, often using a loan or purchase of convertible bonds or preferred stock. See: Mezzanine level and second round.

Seed Capital

Money used for the initial market research and/or operations for a company. Seed money is vitally important because, without it, a company can hardly come into being, let alone become successful. It may come from a loan, and initial public offering, or from another source. For example, it is famously said that Ross Perot established Electronic Data Systems with $1,000 in personal savings; in this case, Perot's savings account contained his seed money. See also: Seed round.

seed money

Funds provided to finance the initial stages of a new venture. Seed money may be utilized to conduct research, develop the prototype for a product, or determine if an idea is workable or economically viable.

seed money

The amount of money necessary to begin a real estate development prior to the acquisition of any financing. It will cover the costs of market studies, feasibility studies, loan application expenses,and accounting and legal fees.Also called front money.

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Prior to the Series A investment, Trevi received funding from angel investors as well as a seed investment from TPG Biotech to conduct pre-clinical testing, regulatory activities, initial clinical planning and the prosecution of the Company's intellectual property.
He personally made seed investments in 75 companies, which have a combined market value of more than $10 billion.
With their recent seed investment, they are now able to reach even more fishing fans through further brand-awareness marketing.
Yo officially announced on Friday that seed investment round, which rose to $1.
The fund is focused on innovative ideas, providing EUR 50,000 for proof of concept during a 3+3 month acceleration program under one roof with the ability for up to EUR 150,000 follow-on seed investment.
He told the FSB's annual dinner, which was attended by Chancellor George Osborne: "The Autumn Statement was a step in the right direction for small firms and we welcomed the seed investment scheme to encourage investment in small businesses from sources other than the banks.
Ramius Alternative Solutions Llc, the new name for Ramius' fund of hedge-funds business, has made a significant seed investment in RTS Global Fund, which was officially launched on Monday, the person said.
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An initial seed investment last year led by PIF, Mass Medical Angels, and Atlas allowed the nascent technology to quickly proceed to its current stage.
Uberchord Engineering, a high-tech company in mobile music instrument training, has secured a high six-figure seed investment, led by the largest guitar magazine publisher in Europe and US WatchTime publisher: Ebner Publishing.
Incorporating the participation of the firm's new TIM Ventures seed investment company, which will invest EUR 4.
It provides valuable mentorship along with an initial seed investment in selected companies.