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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 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.
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But after talks with lawyers BBC bosses decided on Wednesday to drip-feed the expenses' revelations to the public.
Better to get the truth out now rather than endure a summer drip-feed of half-truths.
Their scenes together - many of them played out through a chink in a doorway - are so devastating that even regular visitors to The Street who've become inured to its weekly drip-feed of shocks will be left clawing the air for some tiny sliver of hope.
And while these deceptively low-key episodes proceed at a pace much, much slower than a locomotive, the short comic-book style scenes, edgy post 9/11 moodiness and the stylish drip-feed of detail becomes hypnotic.
But Allardyce, known to have been under scrutiny by Panorama during a six-month probe, broke his silence to warn he was suffering from the drip-feed allegations.
Based on SJ Watson's bestselling novel, Before I Go To Sleep is an ingenious thriller, which drip-feeds us fragmented flashbacks, clouding our judgment of characters as they orbit Christine.
Based on SJ Watson's bestselling novel, Before I bestselling novel, Before I W Go To Sleep is an ingenious thriller, which drip-feeds us fragmented flashbacks, clouding our judgment of characters as they orbit Christine, purportedly out of love.