Crowdfunding is a form of financing used to implement business ideas, products or projects.
This call for financial participation usually takes place via the Internet. Supporters receive a non-financial trade-off, such as a copy of the project's results. This is different from so-called "crowdinvesting," where the sponsors benefit financially if the project is a success.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters have hit the streets in Venezuela over the last few months. They're demanding elections to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro and hope to improve a growing humanitarian crisis. Now, some are even crowdfunding their escape.
White truffles are a rare delicacy mostly found in Italy's Piedmont region - they're often dubbed 'white gold'. This year, they've have been fetching between 300 and 450 euros per 100 grams. One of the reasons the price is so high is that they're becoming increasingly rare. Now locals have set up a crowdfunding campaign aimed at saving their prize fungus. Dany Mitzman reports.