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Canadian CrowdFunding Symposium

We invite you to Canadian Crowdfund event  which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdfunders. Canada Crowdfund provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to… Read More

Guten Tag! Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services For German Campaign Organizers

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced that their campaign creation process is officially open to German project creators. Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler wrote: Hallo Deutschland!   My name is Yancey, I’m the CEO of Kickstarter, and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Kickstarter community.  … Read More

Ulule Crosses the Atlantic. Launches Crowdfunding Platform in Canada

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French rewards based crowdfunding platform Ulule crossed the Atlantic this month.  The platform bypassed the US and headed due north setting up shop in Canada. A natural move, Ulule set up shop in Montreal with the support of the Banque Nationale.   C’est officiel !… Read More

How Marketplace Lending is Disrupting Consumer Loans in Canada

Marketplace lending marches on in Canada

The consumer loan experience is getting an upgrade in Canada courtesy of some new players that are targeting the long waits and paperwork hassles of traditional loans and the high rates of alternative providers like payday loans.  Experience in other markets like the US and UK… Read More

Montreal Startup Mosaic Manufacturing Hits Kickstarter With New 3D Printer Technology The Palette

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This morning, Montreal-based Mosaic Manufacturing launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000  for its new product,The Palette. The Palette is a technology that transforms virtually every 3D printer on the market into a multi-color printer, and allows existing machines to create functional electronic parts. Mosaic designed the device… Read More

Toronto Woman Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Harvard University Tuition

Tonika Morgan

Seeking the help from strangers near and far, Toronto resident Tonika Morgan launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $50,000 for tuition to one of the most prestigious schools in the US, Harvard University. According to her campaign, Morgan was homeless and never had a chance to finish high… Read More

EY Publishes Survey Findings: Frequent Banking Errors Push Canadian Companies to Alternative Finance

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Poor service is pushing companies to look for alternative banking options, according to EY’s global commercial banking survey, advancing service in a digital world. Nearly a third (28%) of Canadian commercial banking customers experienced an error with their primary bank in the past 12 to… Read More

Canadian Man Seeks Funds Through Kickstarter to Break Guinness Mosaic Record Using Nicolas Cage’s Face

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A very determined Canadian man is doing whatever it takes to break a Guinness Record… even if that means involving National Treasure star, Nicolas Cage. Earlier this week, Windsor resident, Thom Malone hit Kickstarter to raise $52,000 for a 21,646-square meter mosaic of the 51-year-old actor. Originally created as a… Read More

Time for Regulators to Step-Up: Canada Needs Crowdfunding Regulations to Match US Reg A+ 

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Regulators, particularly securities regulators, are normally a conservative and risk averse lot, generally preferring fraud prevention to economic efficiency.  However sometimes they can come up with some brilliant pieces of economically empowering regulation, particularly when pushed by the political powers that be and when faced… Read More

Brief: CrowdMapped Appoints Kevin McIntyre as CEO

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Nanaimo, British Columbia based CrowdMapped, a geo-location based crowdfunding business & services directory, has announced the appointment of Kevin McIntyre as President & CEO. Daryl Burma, co-founder and CTO commented on the new position; “We’re extremely excited to have Mr. McIntyre join our team and the… Read More

Technology Set Neptune Suite Secures Over $800,000 Just Hours Following Indiegogo Campaign Launch

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Neptune, a Canadian consumer electronics innovator, unveiled Neptune Suite on Indiegogo, featuring a system of devices that allows the user to be the center of your computing life. CEO of Neptune, Simon Tian stated: “We all have a wide variety of devices today: smartphones, tablets, laptops,… Read More

Canada’s First P2P Lender Grouplend: Application Volume Soars

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Grouplend, Canada’s first peer to peer or marketplace lender, says demand is soaring for its services. Grouplend has just passed $30 million in consumer loan applications. “With unprecedented demand for our fast, convenient and cost-effective borrowing platform, we’re excited to announce that we’re making our… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Holds Sold Out Inaugural Conference

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) held a highly successful, sold out event last week in Toronto.  According to event organizers, over 300 attendees gathered for the inaugural event as industry participants and advocates joined to discuss the future of crowdfunding and new forms of finance…. Read More

Quebec Woman in Hijab Controversy Rejects $52,000 Raised Through GoFundMe Campaign

Rania El-Alloul

Last month, a Quebec woman by the name of Rania El-Alloul made headlines when Judge Eliana Marengo dismissed her case against Quebec’s automobile insurance board due to her wearing a hijab in the courthouse. In an effort to help her, a campaign on GoFundMe was started to… Read More

On the Move: OurCrowd’s CEO Announces New Office in Toronto

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Last week, Israel-based OurCrowd announced it is planning to open a new office in Toronto. Now TechVibes has revealed more details about the equity crowdfunding platform’s move to Canadian borders. During the Canadian Crowdfunding Summit, CEO of OurCrowd Jon Medved shared information about the platform’s new… Read More

Canada’s CTV Announces Production For New Reality Series Pilot “Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide”

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The customer is always right! CTV announced today from Prime Time in Ottawa the start of production on the new one-hour reality series pilot, Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide, produced by CTV in association with Entertainment One (eOne), Highway Entertainment, and United Artists Media Group. The pilot is… Read More

NCFA: 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the NCFA will host an opportunity to learn about the progress, regulatory updates, emerging opportunities, best practices, insights and trends impactful to the future growth of the Canadian crowdfunding industry. The Fintech sector is growing rapidly around the globe, playing a significant… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Spark Electric Bike, UAMP Amplifier for Your Smartphone & Noocity Growbed Urban Garden

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There has been a lot of coverage regarding electric bikes the past couple weeks with the launch, and associated controversy, of the Sondors (né Storm) ebike. Sondors has successfully fended off their critics and remains one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever. But now we have another… Read More

Canada Expects Crowdfunding Rules This Summer

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In a statement yesterday (Thursday, February 19th), the Ontario Securities Commission shared they expect to release crowdfunding rules this coming summer.  The proposed rules entered a comment period last year and the Commission has been in the process of reviewing the feedback; “The comment period… Read More