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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 claims Scottish TV is phasing the programme out and is drip-feeding episodes to the audience.
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Next, he sets to work, drip-feeding poison into his big bro's ear suggesting Peter has been sniffing around Leanne and acting suspiciously.
The fighting systems here are intuitive and accessible, drip-feeding new skills across the course of the adventure.
The United boss said: "Liverpool have been drip-feeding a lot of stuff out in the last couple of weeks but, at the end of the day, the FA will deal with that.
But when prices are low, it's the best time to start drip-feeding money in to tracker funds.