fi·​nanc·​ing | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-siŋ How to pronounce financing (audio) , ˈfī-ˌnan(t)-, fī-ˈnan(t)-\

Definition of financing

: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds also : the funds thus raised or provided

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In the first three quarters of 2018, according to IVC, Chinese investors were involved in all 17 financing rounds for Israeli startups of $20 million or more. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Chinese Investment in Israel Raises Security Fears," 11 Feb. 2019 Riot Games could be a particularly apt parallel here: Tencent was first an investor in Riot, and Tencent has also invested in several of Discord’s financing rounds dating back to 2014. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Who could buy Discord? Acquirers have been giving the gaming startup a long look.," 21 Nov. 2018 The company was recently valued at $1 billion after a big investment by Uber in a financing round led by Alphabet’s venture arm, GV. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Lime’s electric bikes and scooters are going completely ‘carbon free’," 9 Oct. 2018 Last week, the company collected $600 million in a new financing round led by Fidelity Investments at a $15.1 billion valuation. New York Times, "Lyft Follows Uber Into Bike-Sharing Lane, Buying Owner of CitiBike," 2 July 2018 The company was valued at $1.5 billion in a financing round in 2016 and is reportedly expected to raise $500 million via the IPO at a target valuation of $3.5 billion. Karen Chu, The Hollywood Reporter, "STX Entertainment Starts Hong Kong IPO Process," 27 Apr. 2018 GrocerKey's main customer, Woodman's Markets, led the financing round. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Online grocery sales are exploding, and this Madison startup is along for the ride," 17 Apr. 2018 AidData’s first report in 2013 focused on Chinese financing to Africa. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps," 10 Sep. 2018 Already, tens of thousands of Arizonans have installed panels to make electricity for them, and falling prices and new financing options continue to draw consumer interest. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Should you install solar on your home? 10 key considerations," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of financing

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for financing

from gerund of finance entry 1

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: the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds also : the funds thus raised or provided

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