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The act of fundraising by using the internet or a similar network to solicit funds from a large pool of potential donors.

[crowd + fund + -ing.]

crowd′fund′ v.


the funding of a project by a large number of supporters who each contribute a small amount
ˈcrowdˌfund vb
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Moreover, only a qualified intermediary like a broker-dealer, a crowdfunding site, or a related Web portal will be eligible to sell shares.
30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Krowdster - a big data powered web app for crowdfunding campaign optimization and promotion - announced the addition of two new features to make it easier for crowdfunders to find targeted influencers and trending content in their industries.
30 adoption of final rules regarding crowdfunding could mean credit unions are a step closer to having more active roles in connecting members with entrepreneurs who need capital.
If one were seeking a perfect example of why it's so hard to make financial markets work well, one would not have to look further than the difficulties and controversies surrounding crowdfunding in the United States.
Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) recently moved to finalize its proposed crowdfunding rule that would enable the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture over the Internet.
When Barrett Young, CPA, and Challen Edwards, CPA, co-founders of niche accounting firm The Green Abacus, saw that Hendo Engineering was raising money for a hoverboard on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, they knew they had stumbled onto something big.
Crowdfunding in particular is increasingly recognised as a way to secure early capital and since 2009 a number of niche crowdfunding sites have appeared online.
com/research/4gzddd/china_internet) has announced the addition of the "China Internet Crowdfunding and Wealth Management Industry Report, 2015" report to their offering.
While crowdfunding may be an option for your business, for serious capital-raising a business should approach it with the same diligence and careful thought as all other forms of finance.
Edgerly said that while it was "amazingly reaffirming to see that people believed in my research," she would recommend crowdfunding with caution.
The exorbitant cost of healthcare has seen many Americans turn to crowdfunding sites to help pay their unexpected out-of-pocket health care costs.
59p per share pursuant to the Crowdfunding announced by the Company on 5