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Drip feed

The continual investment of capital in a small and growing company as the company needs it, rather than investing a lump sum at the company's inception.

Drip Feed

1. In venture capital, the practice of making small investments in a start-up as the need for capital arises. That is, a venture capital firm may sponsor a start-up, but a drip feed protects the firm from the risk that a start-up will collapse, resulting in the loss of the whole investment. A drip feed can be useful because it allows the start-up to maintain and expand operations while not forcing too much risk on its sponsor.

2. See: Dollar-cost averaging.
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He has said many times that he will not drip-feed details of his reports until he has given them to the families involved.
The aim is to wean farmers off the drip-feed of EU cash they have enjoyed for 37 years.
The great thing is you are working with the cream of the crop, with good beliefs and good ideas and they can drip-feed that through to the captain and that's what good sides do.
You are working with the cream of the crop, with good beliefs and ideas and they can drip-feed that to the captain and that's what good sides do.
Such was the constant drip-feed of rumour swirling out of Spain that even Ferguson admitted he was slightly concerned by the end.
But the Home Secretary's full backing could not save Ms Hughes from a drip-feed of allegations, something that may now feel familiar to him.
Ferrari has embarked on a drip-feed programme of information for its forthcoming new two-plus-two model, unveiled next January.
The Estyn policy review emphasises the failure of the drip-feed method and the success of short, intensive courses.
The drip-feed of information in relation to the Garda bugging scandal is only making the whole fiasco even more damaging.
The famous Italian marque, which is undergoing something of a renaissance, says it aims to drip-feed information over several months to maintain interest.
ONE feels it is only a matter of time before the drip-feed of revelations leads to Alan Shatter's departure from Government.
What is needed now is a broad-ranging independent inquiry to investigate all the whistleblowers' claims or the drip-feed of damaging allegations will continue.