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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Lebanon based online interior design platform Moodfit has closed a seed investment worth upwards of $400,000 (Dh1.47 million) from Seeders Angel Group and including IM Capital,
Albany, CA, June 18, 2016 --( "This seed investment will allow us to scale our operations to meet demand, and to open new markets, starting with San Diego by the end of year," said Sebastien Tron, Hopsy's co-founder and CEO.
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BECO Capital's seed investment will assist MYKI in their product development and in a faster go-to-market strategy.
As part of the challenge, The Wallich provided 17 businesses with a PS50 seed investment at a launch event on September 9 and the teams have just 50 days to grow that money in any way they could.
Initiatives such as the QPrize(TM) competition, a global seed investment competition, as well as an early stage fund, are part of the team's efforts in encouraging early stage entrepreneurs.
Vision Technologies has raised PS64,000 seed investment from the WAYRA technology accelerator programme which is owned by Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider Telefonica.
The Belfast firm has just received significant backing from top UK investors, closing a seed investment round of PS255,000.
A NEWCASTLE start-up that aims to revolutionise the consumption of online video is to create five new jobs over two years after exceeding its expectations for seed investment by PS78,000.
Fund-raising for the ETF started Tuesday and is to last two weeks; Turquoise expects to raise a minimum seed investment of $3 million and to see the size grow over time because the fund is an open-ended product.
Teams entering the Global Insurance Accelerator will be provided with a seed investment of $20,000 and an optional, discretionary $100,000 in a convertible debt note in exchange for equity in the company.