crowdfund

verb
crowd·​fund | \ ˈkrau̇d-ˌfənd How to pronounce crowdfund (audio) \
crowdfunded; crowdfunding; crowdfunds

Definition of crowdfund

transitive verb
: to obtain needed funding for (something, such as a new business) by soliciting contributions from a large number of people especially from the online community Kudos to former Nashvillian, Devin Haqq, filmmaker, actor, writer and director who was very successful when he decided to crowdfund his film "Ambition's Debt".— Justine Harvey

First Known Use of crowdfund

2008, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crowdfund

crowd entry 2 + fund entry 2, after crowdsourcing

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“Crowdfund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowdfund. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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