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Update: Mass Fidelity’s The Core Hits $1M During Final Days On Indiegogo

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With less than two days until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s The Core has scored  over $1 million dollars, thanks to its 3,155 backers. The Toronto-based startup announced it was extending its campaign earlier this month and continuing to be a huge success on the global crowdfunding platform. As previously reported on… Read More

Mass Fidelity Becomes Top CrowdFunded Canadian Company in History; Core Wireless Speaker Campaign Currently at $885,000

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The Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub has continued to gain momentum since this month’s campaign extension and has now become the top crowdfunded Canadian company ever. The campaign launched in early September when it shattered its $48,000 funding goal within 24 hours and currently six days left in the campaign (November 2nd). At… Read More

Calgary-Based Company Launches New Global Action Wall Crowdfunding Website

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This weekend, Calgary-based Nodano launched its Global Action Wall, a crowdfunding tool that will be used to develop a new platform, dedicated to bringing together people and organizations from around the world and enabling them to take a stand against human suffering. The Global Action Wall will allow individuals to purchase customizable “bricks”, where they… Read More

Canadian Civilians Launch an Indiegogo Campaign for Fallen Servicemen Patrice Vincent & Nathan Cirillo

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Earlier this week, devastating news hit Canada when two men, warrant officer Patrice Vincent and corporal Nathan Cirillo, were both killed because they were servicemen of the country. Both deaths have shaken the country, and now a group of civilians have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help the victims families during this rough time. Vincent… Read More

Kickstarter Officially Opens to Crowdfunding Campaign Creators in Scandinavia & Ireland

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Last month, CEO of Kickstarter, Yancy Strickler announced the exciting news that the crowdfunding giant would be opening its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland startups. Kickstarter’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative populations. From to LEGO to Röyksopp to The Seventh Seal to… Read More

Mass Fidelity’s Wireless Speaker System Dubbed Top-Funded Canadian Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

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Toronto-based tech startup, Mass Fidelity, debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month for its new wireless speaker system, The Core, with a mission to raise only $48,000. During its 30-day run, the project exceeded its funding goal and also managed to receive $711,229 thanks to 2,000 backers. Not only has the company announced it has extended… Read More

Change Heroes & Free The Children Team Up to Create a Movement; Raising Funds to Holistically Develop Sustainable Communities in Ecuador

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International educational partner Free the Children, and Vancouver-based social enterprise, Change Heroes, have teamed up in an effort to create change in a revolutionary way, with an unprecedented online funding platform. Deep in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador, there is a small, remote, indigenous community called Mondaña, which is among the most vulnerable in Latin America. The families… Read More

North America’s First Simultaneous Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Wafu

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This is not the first international cross border equity crowdfunding offer, a title claimed by UK based Airline Odyssey, but this is a first for North America as consumer goods company WAFU has launched a duel listing in both Canada and the United States simultaneously.  Each day around the globe equity crowdfunding is climbing to… Read More

Crowdfunding in Canada: Legal or Illegal?

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  Cambridge House held its Canadian Investor Conference event in Toronto, Ontario on 26 September 2014. The event was geared toward investors by bringing top thought leaders and companies who are interested in accessing investors.  BoardSuite Founder, CEO Oscar A Jofre was invited to participate in a panel along with John McCoach President TSX-V, Richard… Read More

Toronto’s Code4Armour Hits Indiegogo to Raise $50,000 For Wearable Medical Band; Reaches 25% of Funding Goal in Six Hours

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Toronto-based startup Code4Armour launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that invites people across North America to pre-order its service. Setting out to only receive $50,000, campaign reached 25% of its overall funding goal within the first six hours. The project is set to trigger awareness for the life-saving service that benefits people with special medical needs. According… Read More

Wireless Speaker System The Core Scores Over $500,000 During Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces New Colors & Demo

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Just five days before its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s wireless speaker system The Core reached $503,253 all thanks to 1,425 backers. The device stands out due to it being dubbed the most “advanced wireless speaker system ever developed.” As previously reported, the project has attracted so much attention that it immediately surpassed… Read More

Canadian Company Hits Kickstarter With New Virtual Reality Headset The Totem

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Earlier this month, Montreal-based Vrvana, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $350,000 for its new full-featured virtual reality headset, Totem. The device is described as a “premium developer kit” that has unique features and plenty of onboard horsepower to experience immersive and engaging virtual reality. The Totem connects to any HDMI source,… Read More

Canadian Investor Conference – Toronto

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Brief: Toronto Commuters Launch Crowdfunding Site To Raise Funds For New Transit Route

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Refusing to allow the city to deny them the route of their dreams, a group of  Toronto commuters have launched LineSixTransit to ask backers to donate money for a bus that runs between the Union Station and Liberty Village on weekday mornings. The description of the campaign stated, “Coming soon: a new way to travel… Read More

Film: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Cruises Past $100K, Organizers Celebrate with Naked Run

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As Indiegogo describes it, this is the crowdfunding campaign “everyone is talking about”:  How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town. So the organizers launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 CAD to fund this feature film by Jeremy LaLonde.  The team promised to do a naked run of their own and video tape… Read More

Kickstarter Reflects On First Year in Canada; Shares Top 12 Canadian Projects

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In celebration of its first year live in Canada, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter took a look back at the last twelve months. Last year, the platform revealed its excitement of the Canadian launch by declaring, “We’re thrilled that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Canada. We’ve been waiting along time for this day to come,… Read More

Fundrazr: Building Social Equity for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

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Crowdfunding portal and software provider Fundrazr has created another infographic for those interested in crowdfunding.   This time they are talking about building social equity.  If you don’t have it now – don’t start your crowdfunding campaign because it is imperative to have social reach to be successful in getting the message out.  We all… Read More

Indiegogo Hits Toronto for International Film Festival

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Indiegogo is doing their annual pilgrimage up north to Canada hitting the streets of Canada’s largest city for the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF. As the cottagers slip back into their Fall routines one thing they may look forward to are the cool films at the Fest starting this week.  The 11 day “whirlwind”… Read More

Nanoleaf Bloom Dimming Bulbs Over $160,000 During Final Days on Kickstarter

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Setting mood lighting  just got easier, at least that’s what Toronto-based inventors Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christain Yan state anyway. The three self proclaiming “tree-huggers” launched a $30,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Nanoleaf Blooms, the dimmable light bulbs that do not need a dimmer. During its time on the platform, the project has raised… Read More

CrowdfundSuite, Funding Solutions for Business, Launched by Former Fundrazr Executive

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CrowdfundSuite is a new funding hub that has been launched to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite seeks to provide platform access, services and education across the spectrum of rewards, debt and equity crowdfunding models.  CrowdfundSuite was… Read More