Definition of crowdfunding in English:

crowdfunding

noun

  • [mass noun] The practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet.

    ‘musicians, filmmakers, and artists have successfully raised funds and fostered awareness through crowdfunding’
    • ‘As crowdfunding has matured from a series of one-off efforts into something reproducible, the money has followed.’
    • ‘He is painting a mural in Pike Place Public Market and is using crowdfunding to obtain the funds to complete this colorful project.’
    • ‘Crowdfunding is not for everyone.’
    • ‘The arrangement came via an online record label that uses Web-based, social-network-style "crowdfunding" to finance its acts.’
    • ‘Microfinance, crowdfunding, and incubators are worth pursuing, say business owners.’
    • ‘The system I am proposing dispenses with the middlemen and replaces them with crowdfunding from consumers who have very different incentives.’
    • ‘He is optimistic crowdfunding will provide a successful venture capital model for established businesses.’
    • ‘They've probably done more to get crowdfunding into the mainstream than anyone.’
    • ‘Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding could, in theory, occur without the internet, but "it certainly helps to accelerate the process".’
    • ‘He says crowdfunding relies on "networking, good contacts and a good product".’
    • ‘From the looks of your latest post, you are now dabbling in crowdsourcing as well crowdfunding.’
    • ‘It hopes crowdfunding will circumvent these obstacles and create new opportunities.’
    • ‘He has observed a pattern in crowdfunding.’

Pronunciation:

crowdfunding

/ˈkraʊdfʌndɪŋ/