Tagged: canada

VanFUNDING 2015: Crowdfunding Conference – Vancouver

VanFUNDING 2015 is the leading Crowdfunding conference in Western Canada for innovative ventures and businesses seeking to raise seed and growth capital from online crowdfunding markets.  Join the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, sponsors and presenting partners on Tuesday, September 29 in downtown Vancouver for an… Read More

Part Two: Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?  

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Causes and Lessons to be learned from more Developed Markets In this three-part series, we examine whether “conservative” Canadian business culture is having a negative effect on equity crowdfunding taking hold in Canada.  In Part I of this series we took a snapshot of equity… Read More

SeedUps Canada Jumps. Over 300 Companies Rush to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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The investment crowdfunding push is a global movement. In the US multiple platforms have cropped up to take advantage of the evolving regulatory environment regarding general solicitation.  Across the border in Canada things have moved a bit slowly.  But earlier this year Canada took a… Read More

Brief: Colborne Communications Acquires Crowdfunding Platform Pubslush

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On Thursday, Colborne Communications announced that it has it has acquired Pubslush. This acquisition will go into effect on Monday, August 24th, and crowdfunding platform will continue to take submissions for book funding and pre-order campaigns. Since 1977, Colborne Communications has provided a variety of editing,… Read More

Canada’s P2P Lender Grouplend Announces $10.2M Financing Round Led By PlentyofFish’s Markus Frind & Peer 1 Hosting’s Lance Tracey

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Grouplend, Canada’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, announced on Wednesday that it has closed an additional round of financing, having raised $10.2 million since launching ten months ago. The round is being led by Markus Frind, CEO of PlentyofFish, and Lance Tracey, founder of Peer 1… Read More

Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?

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  American culture is known for celebrating “winners.”  Canadians are known for being modest and risk averse.  Could this cultural difference explain why Canadian equity crowdfunding appears to be relatively underdeveloped so far?  We checked out the funds actually raised in 2015 and talked to some of Canada’s… Read More

Rebound Ready: Analysts Note ‘Buy’ Rating For Mogo Finance Technology Inc.

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  While shares of Mogo Finance Technology Inc. have slid from $10 to $6 since the IPO–the company was the first Canadian online lender to go public–all is far from lost. After the $50-million IPO on June 25, Cormark research analysts Jeff Fenwick and Richard Tse believe the stock will… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The 2 Week Tattoo, Single Edge Vintage Razor & Kjaro Umbrella

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Have you ever met someone who has tattoo regret? Have you ever considered getting a tattoo but the permanence of the ink has cured the desire? Then you may be interested in inbox: the 2 week tattoo. The popularity of tattoo’s will ebb and flow… Read More

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

Canada Money

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

Canada Money

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

SeedUps Canada Making the Connection

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

Lending Loop

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


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