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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.
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the funding of a project by a large number of supporters who each contribute a small amount
ˈcrowdˌfund vb
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 14, 2019-: Crowdfunding Market Is Booming Worldwide | Gofundme, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Patreon
Summary: In an environment where businesses find it difficult to raise funds from traditional sources, crowdfunding can be the ideal method to find the additional finance needed.
What is crowdfunding? It is a way to fund a project or venture where money is sourced from a large number of people through a platform, typically via the Internet.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued Rules and Regulations Governing Crowdfunding (CF Rules) to allow startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) greater access to capital while giving the public more investment options.
[ClickPress, Mon Jun 10 2019] Global market of crowdfunding has been segmented by different by model, end-user and geography.
[USPRwire, Fri May 10 2019] "Crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.
Gary Usher is the chef and restaurateur behind the awardwinning restaurant group that includes Hispi in Didsbury and this week sees the opening of city-centre restaurant Kala, after a recordbreaking crowdfunding campaign that saw customers pledge more than PS100,000 in 11 hours.
"Crowdfunding Scenarios Explained: If, How, and When to Tax Money from Crowdfunding" tackles head on the current version of using a "crowd" to raise funds for a charitable project, a business concept, or an idea for a toy or tool or other device.
Las Vegas, NV, November 22, 2018 --( The Reg.A Funding Group announced today that their "Mapable USA" crowdfunding podcast can now be heard on at least a dozen high profile syndication networks, which puts the podcast in front of an enormous audience of literally over multi-millions of potential radio listeners.
14 November 2018 - US-based third-party crowdfunding research and rating service KingsCrowd has acquired equity crowdfunding data and analytics provider Crowditz, the company said.