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crowdfund

To raise money for something, such as a project or cause, by soliciting donations from a large network of people, often via social media. If the studio won't finance our movie, then we'll have to turn to crowdfunding. I'm crowdfunding to raise money for a local family whose house burned down.
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The rules also require that all crowd-funding transactions must be done through registered intermediaries, which must in turn comply with the requirements for intermediaries and the related requirements.
To overcome the handicap of an underdeveloped financial sector, crowd-funding through the Internet has received attention.
Finally, 24-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur Amr Salah detailed how he financed his company, Integreight (www.1sheeld.com), by raising over $70,000, or seven times the initial investment objective through the US-based crowd-funding site Kickstarter.
Crowd-funding refers to the use of small amounts of money, obtained from a large number of individuals or organizations, to fund a project, a business or personal loan, plus other needs through a Web-based platform.
The report concludes that the FR crowd-funding market does not present a systemic risk to the global financial sector at present.
This year, too, Earth Hour is translating the switch-off campaign into concrete action with "Earth Hour Blue," a crowd-funding platform for environmental initiatives.
* Securities purchased in a crowd-funding transaction can't be resold for a period of one year.
The crowd-funding was an absolute failure, but it's been a combination of that and the Football League's stance.
The courses are also designed to teach attendees how to optimize the costs of logistics and exploit the capacities of crowd-funding.
Crowd-funding successes show value of small donations.
KIEV, Safar 26, 1436, Dec 18, 2014, SPA -- Ukrainians are knitting socks, donating scrap metal and even crowd-funding a tank to keep their woefully underfunded army going as its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in the east drags on towards the new year, Reuters reported.
DUBAI: Middle East markets still have plenty of room for crowd-funding platforms despite a surge of new companies launching in the region in recent years.
Relying on crowd-funding, company turns super-thin photovoltaics into flexible fabric - designed to cover roofs in commercial centers rather than use farmland
"These were people who had a life and future taken from them and the world." Unfortunately, the pair's vision was stalled by the anti-Life antics of Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that bizarrely banned the Stolen Moments campaign, along with the hugely-funded Gosnell Movie campaign.
Last month Ben launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise PS3,000 in 30 days to pay for a 40 metre-waterslide and bio-fuel and solar-powered generators.