Funding is the act of providing resources, usually in form of money (financing), or other values such as effort or time (sweat equity), for a project, a person, a business, or any other private or public institutions. The process of soliciting and gathering fund is known as fundraising.
Sources of funding include credit, venture capital, donations, grants, savings, subsidies, and taxes. Fundings such as donations, subsidies, and grants that have no direct requirement for return of investment are described as "soft funding" or "crowdfunding". Funding that facilitates the exchange of equity ownership in a company for capital investment via an online funding portal as per the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (alternately, the "JOBS Act of 2012") (U.S.) is known as equity crowdfunding.
Funds can be allocated for either short-term or long-term purposes.
The flow of funds from lender to borrower.
In economics funds are injected into the market as capital by lenders and taken as loans by borrowers. There are two ways in which the capital can end up at the borrower. The lender can lend the capital to a financial intermediary against interest. These financial intermediaries then reinvest the money against a higher rate. The use of financial intermediaries to finance operations is called indirect finance. Lender can also go the financial markets to directly lend to a borrower. This method is called direct finance.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:03:07 -0700
It worked for Zach Braff and "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas. Now James Franco has turned to crowd-funding to bankroll a trilogy of movies. Franco launched his campaign on June 17 to raise $500,000 through Indiegogo, a crowd-funding alternative to ...
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:47:10 -0700
A draft NASA authorization bill floated by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee would eliminate funding for the Obama administration's proposed asteroid retrieval mission and cut overall agency spending by about $1 billion, lawmakers said ...
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:24:46 -0700
As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place. A combination of government austerity and the ballooning cost of battling the ...
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal- India
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:47:10 -0700
Money-market rates remain near record highs. The benchmark seven-day repurchase rate increased to 8.2% in Wednesday trading, up from 6.8% on Tuesday. In the short term, a cut in the reserve requirement to ease conditions for the banks is a possibility.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:46:40 -0700
Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift, has locked down $16 million in funding to help its efforts to get devices to consumers. The Series A funding round led by venture capital firms Spark Capital and Matrix ...
Better Roads Magazine
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:02:30 -0700
Nearly 10 percent of New Jersey's more than 6,500 bridges are considered structurally deficient, yet are crossed an average of 11.3 million times each day by cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles, according to a report released today. Using state ...
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:16:53 -0700
The Office of Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that $17.6 billion dollars have been approved for for transportation improvements in the state, including Hampton Roads. “For the first time in a generation, the commonwealth has new, ...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:49:57 -0700
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