Tagged: canada

Canadian Handballers Head to Pan Am Games Thanks to Crowdfunding

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In an effort to fund their way to the Pan Am games, a group of Canadian handballers reportedly launched crowdfunding campaigns to help with the rather expensive trip. According to Yahoo! Sports, the handballers decided to looking into the funding method because of the high… Read More

ICYMI: Angel Investing in Canada Increases in 2014

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Last month the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) compiled historical data for the past few years and published a report on the growing early stage investing scene in Canada.  Authored by Paul Schure at the University of Victoria and NACO staffer Melissa Dodaro, the document provides… Read More

Brief: This Lighthouse Matters Organizers Splits $250,000 Crowdfunding Competition Funds With Nine Nova Scotia Lighthouses

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Last month, organizers of the This Lighthouse Matters contest launched the crowdfunding competition to give Canadian residences the chance to contribute to lighthouse preservation campaigns in Nova Scotia. According to CBC, the contest was created by National Trust for Canada and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society as… Read More

OurCrowd Opens Toronto Office. Launches Equity Crowdfunding in Canada with Influitive Offer

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Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has continued its international expansion with the opening of an office in Toronto, Ontario.  The new location will be managed by David Shore, an established Canadian VC executive with over 20 years of experience in the investment industry.  OurCrowd has… Read More

SeedUps Canada is Self-Crowdfunding as Market Heats Up Around the World

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SeedUps Canada, a leading equity crowdfunding platform operating out of Calgary, is joining a growing number of platforms that are leveraging their own technology to self-crowdfund their company. SeedUps is reaching out to their growing number of users, and beyond, to capitalize on their first… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Woodies Micro-Manufactures Fitted Shirts, Ola Fingerprint Lock & Bartesian, the Nespresso of Cocktails

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With the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act, otherwise called Regulation A+, we have entered a new step in the leveling the playing field for investors gaining access to early stage companies and companies ability to raise capital in a “mini-IPO” type structure. Previously… Read More

Canadian Startup Myle Electronics Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Wearable “Thought Catcher”

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On Tuesday, Canada-based startup Myle Electronics took to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for its new wearable “thought catcher” device, TAP. TAP is lightweight, about the size of coat button, and easily attaches to a user’s clothing or other accessory for convenient access. It… Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

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Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Holis Holigraphic Display, Technical Weatherproof Outerwear & An Activity Tracker for Under $30 – Trasense

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One of the risks of writing about crowdfunding campaigns is that I regularly read (and sometimes write) about products that I want.  The reality is I cannot (or should not) back every project that I covet. But I have do admit that I am starting… Read More

Lending Loop Debuts Online Business Marketplace in Canada on Back of Seed Funding

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Lending Loop, a new business lending marketplace, has opened its doors to businesses across Canada, aiming to be the first platform that connects businesses seeking capital with Canadian lenders. The financial technology start-up received its first round of financing from the Kirsh Group, and intends on… Read More

WikiLeaks Launches $100,000 Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Bounty for Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents

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In an attempt to gain full access in the top-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the documentation leaking website, WikiLeaks, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on its own platform to raise $100,000 reward for the remaining chapters of the TPP. The TPP is a “proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty”…. Read More

Sparkling Flavored Water Clearly Canadian Returns to Fans Through New Indiegogo Initiative

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Back in the 1980’s, consumers in North America as well as Scandinavia, parts of Europe and Japan rejoiced as sparkling flavored water, Clearly Canadian, hit the market and became a super popular beverage. The drink’s production ran for 22 years before it came to a screeching… Read More

Bitcoin ATMs: Providing Virtual Currency to Canada’s Simon Fraser University

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Bookstores at each of Simon Fraser University’s three campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey, will now accept bitcoin for the payment of retail transactions, and virtual currency machines will be installed in these locations, allowing the student body to purchase the virtual currency. “As a… Read More

Canadian Financial Technology Platform FrontFundr Launches To Provide Investors & Companies Access to a New Capital Market

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Today, Canadian financial technology platform, FrontFundr launched with a  promise to unlock a new capital market and allow regular people to invest in private companies. FrontFundr uses technology to enable entrepreneurs to raise money from a broad investor community. This is an opportunity for the… Read More

Women in Fintech: Digital Finance Conference Set for Vancouver to Discuss Financial Inclusion, Innovation and Transparency

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Financial technology is going to revolutionize the banking industry,” Lawyer Christine Duhaime told the Georgia Straight over coffee in downtown Vancouver. “It’s really important to encourage women to be involved in tech, and then fintech especially—we’re 50 percent of the equation—so that we’re not left out at the… Read More

OnDeck CEO Noah Breslow Shares His Innovative Vision for Marketplace Lending: Transforming How Money Flows

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“We are extremely excited by the possibilities of the next decade in the alternative finance market… OnDeck’s vision is to transform how money flows to small businesses by leveraging our platform to provide capital on demand for small business owners. The data flowing through a small… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

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Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Canada: There’s a New Way for Companies to Raise Capital from the Crowd

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Six Canadian provinces jumped into the equity crowdfunding space in a big way on May 14, 2015. British Columbia, Saskatchewan,  Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced a new prospectus exemption for early stage companies to raise capital. When I first read the press release,… Read More

Bonjour! Kickstarter Announces Crowdfunding Services For French Inventors

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On Monday, Kickstarter announced that it is ready to open its doors for inspired French inventors. The crowdfunding company stated: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to French makers, innovators, filmmakers, chefs and creators of all types! French creators can start building… Read More

Canadian Woman Fakes Rare Neurological Disease & Raises Over $125,000 on GoFundMe

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On Friday, a Burlington woman named Cynthia Lynn Smith was accused of scamming backers on GoFundMe by faking a rare neurological disease known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. Authorities confirmed that Smith went as far as acting out symptoms to convince family and friends to help her… Read More