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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 network and find new partnerships. The symposium is held on May… 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, desktops, smart TVs, and now smartwatches. That’s a lot to… 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 rates much more precise, much more personalized and much more… 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. MPP Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Employment and… 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 help purchase a vehicle for her because she is separated and… 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 Toronto office, which will be open by the end of… Read More

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


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 the first project from Bell Media’s partnership with United Artists Media Group… 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 role in mobilizing capital and resources to innovative ventures and… 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 ebike crowdfunding campaign and this one is tackling the sector… Read More

Brief: SVX Redesigns Platform to Better Support Impact Ventures

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  The Social Venture Connexion or SVX has redesigned its platform to better support social ventures and funds. SVX is a non-profit impact investing platform that connects impact ventures and funds with investors who are looking to make investments that can both demonstrate impact and provide financial return.   New year,new design! @theSVX takes impact investing… 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 ended on June 18, 2014 and the participating CSA jurisdictions… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Shares Update on Alternative Funds Framework for Investment Funds

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published an update on the proposal for a comprehensive regulatory framework for publicly offered alternative investment funds, “Alternative Funds Proposal.” The Alternative Funds Proposal is the final phase of the CSA’s ongoing effort to modernize regulation of investment fund products, its “Modernization Project.” A excerpt from the proposal’s summary reported… Read More

Canadian Crowdfunding Summit Shares Speaker Roster for Inaugural Event


The inaugural 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2015) will take place on March 3rd at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. Organized by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, the event boasts a solid list of speakers and participants for their first event.  A broad spectrum of Canadian and international leaders in the crowdfunding space have… Read More

Circuit Board Prototyping Machine Voltera Quickly Becomes a Smashing Success on Kickstarter; Reaches Over 300% of Its Goal in Under 24 Hours

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On Monday (February 10th), Waterloo, Canada-based Voltera launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $70,000 for its new self-titled protyping machine. Within only 35 minutes of its debut, the device impressively surpassed its initial goal and was quickly dubbed one of the crowdfunding giant’s staff pick. Voltera V-One is a circuit board that can create a… Read More

Brief: JetPay Helps WePay to Launch in Canada


JetPay Payment Services, a division of JetPay Corporation (“JetPay” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: “JTPY”), a provider of debit and credit card processing, payroll, HR and prepaid card services, today announced that it helped WePay to successfully launch its Canadian Operations. WePay provides integrated payment services to crowdfunding platforms, small business software and online marketplaces. WePay… Read More

Interview: Marcus New, Founder and Chief Entrepreneur of InvestX Seeks to Own the Private Equity Asset

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Marcus New, the Founder and Chief Entrepreneur of InvestX, is an experienced entrepreneur; he founded and served as chairman (and previously the CEO) of Stockhouse, Canada’s leading financial community and a global hub for affluent investors, with up to 1 million unique monthly visitors. Prior to launching Stockhouse, New built Stockgroup Media, an online information company whose… Read More

Tilt: Canadian Groups Now Collect Funds Every Three Minutes

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Since its Canadian launch in June 2014, Tilt has been the easiest way for Canadians to collect money from a group. Now, the company sees groups collecting money every three minutes on its platform. Country manager at Tilt, Tim Ryan explained, “Collecting money from groups is hard, we make it easy. It’s that simple. Traditionally, people have used… Read More

Klondike Strike, an Equity Crowdfunding Site for Mining, Announces CEO

Chad Williams

Toronto based Klondike Strike has announced the hiring of Chad Williams as Chief Executive Officer for the mining crowdfunding startup. Williams will be responsible for Klondike’s global business initiatives. Klondike claims to be the first portal of its kind in Canada. Williams has 25 years of experience in the mining finance industry. He is the… Read More

Grouplend Targets the Canadian Peer to Peer Lending Market

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Across the globe traditional banking operations are under attack by more nimble and user friendly companies that see opportunity in an industry that is in dire need of change. The internet and technology has completely altered so many different industries with its creative destruction. The finance industry happens to be next on the list. While… Read More

Brief: Sandi Gilbert Notes SeedUps’ 2014 Highlights, Looks Ahead to 2015

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SeedUps, one of Canada’s early equity crowdfunding platforms, was founded by Sandi Gilbert, a well known investment crowdfunding advocate and co-founder of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada.  She is also COO of ECN Capital – a partner company of SeedUps. Today Gilbert summarized SeedUps’ activity since launching in mid-2014: “Until recently, investment in early stage companies was limited to… Read More