or crowd-fund·ing

[ kroud-fuhn-ding ]


  1. the activity or process of raising money from a large number of people, typically through a website, as for a project or small business.

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Other Words From

  • crowdfund verb (used with or without object)
  • crowdfunded adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crowdfunding1

First recorded in 2005–10; crowd 1 + fund + -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Both could leave investors with less than zero in some cases, but with rolling funds or crowdfunding, there’s a real opportunity to build something rather than just sticking it to the man.

Don’t assume requests for help on social media or crowdfunding sites are legitimate.

The WOZX, launched by the energy-efficiency crowdfunding company Efforce, entitles holders to a share of profits from energy efficiency projects around the world.

From Quartz

In fact, countless crowdfunding businesses and platforms continue to make major moves within the markets globally.

So we’ve basically conceived of a giant crowdfunding operation to direct money into climate solutions.

After failing to reach their targeted goal on crowdfunding sites, the café became a media sensation following a piece on Buzzfeed.

Shortly thereafter, Ohanian founded Breadpig, a site that assists creators with crowdfunding, sponsorships, and business strategy.

JIBO is a robot for the whole family, currently crowdfunding for development.

Even crowdfunding champion and musician Amanda Palmer lauded the project.

In that regard, many view crowdfunding as, primarily, a creative endeavor.





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