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backer

One who supports a business or enterprise, usually financially. This guy is a billionaire, so we definitely need to secure him as a backer.

backer

n. a supporter; a financier of a play, political campaign, etc. I was hoping for a backer, but the project was too chancy.
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At around $250 pledge, backers could receive the Collector's Edition of the game which includes a unique scroll, a skin-changing feature for Ryo and a physical CD soundtrack of Shenmue 3.
Pour L'Amour opened at the 1.3 mark to get the verdict in the photo, but backers were stung when a dead-heat was called.
Rs 13,000 on Pehlwan Nehari shop, Rs 14000 on Bakers-Inn, Rs 6000 on family food in Mohammad Pura, Rs 10,000 on Pakeeza Sweets and Backers, Rs 25,000 on Shimla Sweets, Rs 5000 on Saleem Foods in Babar Chowk, Rs 15,000 on Baba Jee Sweets, Rs 12000 on Swera Barbeque near Kashmir Pull, Rs 5000 on Farzand Foods in Ghulam Mohammad Abad.
She noted that some computer game developers, for example, turned to backers to successfully launch a series of Kickstarter projects.
Installations and performance pieces tend to get fewer backers. This fact doesn't mean that you should avoid trying to get funding for them, but be aware of the odds.
ONE MILE AWAY 410 backers pledged PS21,033 Critically acclaimed documentary film explores gang culture in Birmingham focusing on the notorious Johnsons and Burgers rivalry.
That has led to months of speculation about possible successors, with Turkish Airlines mentioned as one of the potential backers.
"A lot of backers are rallying around their friends' projects," says Kickstarter's Justin Kazmark.
But Colin Granton, chair of the friends, today told the Gazette key backers had pulled out due to the effects of the recession.
According to the paper, district judge Howard Riddle adjourned a further hearing until October to decide whether nine other backers should also lose their money.
The plan to develop over 200 flats and a range of shops was hit by the financial crisis and backers, who had hoped for returns of 50 per cent on their investments, were worried they would lose the lot.
By RAWALPINDI, June 23, 2011 (Balochistan Times): On directives of district government, District Food Inspector raided at bakeries and booked three backers on charge of selling sub-standard food items, here on the other day.
IT'S been a licence to print money for backers of the Old Firm this season and we could do with the trend stopping sooner rather than later.