- the activity or process of raising money from a large number of people, typically through a website, as for a project or small business.
Origin of crowdfunding
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Examples from the Web for crowdfunding
After failing to reach their targeted goal on crowdfunding sites, the café became a media sensation following a piece on Buzzfeed.Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
December 14, 2014
Shortly thereafter, Ohanian founded Breadpig, a site that assists creators with crowdfunding, sponsorships, and business strategy.The 'Mayor of the Internet' Fights the Good Fight
August 26, 2014
JIBO is a robot for the whole family, currently crowdfunding for development.Competitive Eaters, Breaking Bad in Space, and More Viral Videos
July 19, 2014
The food that has crossed the lips of almost every person familiar with crowdfunding—nay, the Internet—is potato salad.
With that in mind, crowdfunding is just like any other economic system.