Definitions

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  • noun Funding by many individuals pooling their money together for a common goal, usually via the Internet.

Etymologies

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crowd +‎ funding

Examples

  • Right now my own project, Daron's Guitar Chronicles, is tied for first place with CE Murphy's Hot Time In Old Town, which was itself a fascinating experiment in crowdfunding -- to read it, I think one has to pay $10.

    ceciliatan: Nifty facts, update on DGC web serial experiment

  • Kelly Ayotte is co-sponsoring a bill that would let entrepreneurs raise up to $1 million a year by selling ownership stakes in their companies through what are known as crowdfunding websites.

    All Stories

  • The phenomenon, called crowdfunding, also powers something as -- or even more -- important than money: it powers community.

    Josh Tetrick: It's Not About the Money

  • I've been fascinated by the idea of crowdfunding for a while now, especially since I heard Peter Broderick and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter speak on the subject at LA Film Festival back in June.

    Abe Schwartz: Crowdfund Successfully and You Won't Be Disappointed

  • I've been fascinated by the idea of crowdfunding for a while now, especially since I heard Peter Broderick and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter speak on the subject at LA Film Festival back in June.

    Abe Schwartz: Crowdfund Successfully and You Won't Be Disappointed

  • The phenomenon, called crowdfunding, also powers something as -- or even more -- important than money: it powers community.

    Josh Tetrick: It's Not About the Money

  • The practice, known as crowdfunding, garnered bipartisan support after Obama's Sept. 8 speech to Congress.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • WASHINGTON Reuters - A senior U.S. securities official is recusing herself from any discussions on a new capital-raising strategy known as "crowdfunding," just one week after testifying extensively on the topic.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Also, as far as I'm concerned, this effort began on Boing Boing, with my sanity-check post floating the idea of crowdfunding an effort to change crowdfunding law, and the resulting

    Boing Boing

  • The practice, known as crowdfunding, garnered bipartisan support after Obama's Sept. 8 speech to Congress.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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