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2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016) – Toronto

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW The 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit will attract 500+ Canadian and international thought leaders, experts and participants in the booming crowdfunding industry. This conference is expanding and will include additional rooms to host a lot more workshops (interactive and advanced), networking opportunities,… Read More

Calgary Crowdfunding Bootcamp: Learn Everything

Calgary Crowdfunding Bootcamp This is an immersive half day workshop + networking event that covers essential crowdfunding education for companies seeking to raise capital from alternative finance crowdfunding markets, investors, and all other parties interested in understanding innovation trends, opportunities and risks, regulations, best practices… Read More

Sandi Gilbert of SeedUps Canada Discusses Equity Crowdfunding in Canada (Video)

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Sandi Gilbert, co-founder and CEO of SeedUps Canada, the first investment crowdfunding platform to set up shop in the country, was interviewed by Du Plooy Law in Calgary.  Gilbert notes that other countries have pushed forward to advance crowdfunding but now Canadian regulators have finally… Read More

Mass Fidelity Offers Up Details About The Core’s Indiegogo Success

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Last year, Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub become the top crowdfunded Canadian company. Now, the company is ready to share details about its success with the funding method.   Noting what inspired the Core project, the company stated: “The Core is the… Read More

NCFA Founder Craig Asano Rallies Canadian Crowdfunders with Alternative Finance Policy, Notes “Flourishing” Startup Scene

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“As the crowdfunding economy grows it will spur economic prosperity, create new jobs and ultimately improve follow-on funding outcomes for scalable ventures looking to succeed in the incredibly dynamic and connected global markets we live in today.” As readers know, The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of… Read More

Quadriga: CEO Gerald Cotton Leads Canada’s First R&D Lab for Blockchain Technology

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  Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. claims that it launched Canada’s first R&D lab for blockchain technology. The lab’s first project will be the development of a platform with two core functions: handling the onboarding and client data management for financial crime systems using the blockchain and… Read More

NexusCrowd, Downing Street Realty Join on $12 Million Redevelopment Project in Toronto

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Real estate crowdfunding platform NexusCrowd, has hooked-up with Downing Street Realty Partners on a $12 million industrial real estate redevelopment project including three properties in the greater Toronto area. The project includes properties in Mississauga, and two in Toronto, totaling 110,000 square feet. The properties have… Read More

Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Publish Final Form of Crowdfunding Exemption

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Five different Canadian provinces joined together this past week to publish the final form of Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding which is the prospectus exemption and registration framework for crowdfunding portals.  As expected, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will join together to allow… Read More

KoreConX Launches Service to Aid Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Due Diligence & Shareholder Management

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KoreConX has launched a new service just as new equity crowdfunding rules, under Title III of the JOBS Act, were revealed last week by the SEC. The KoreConX product is offering a “free, all-in-one solution to help companies navigate the process of raising equity capital”…. Read More

MaRS Discovery District Welcomes Lendified Into Fintech Cluster


Lendified, a Canadian alternative lending platform, announced on Wednesday its induction into MaRS Discovery District’s FinTech Cluster. The MaRS FinTech Cluster was established in February 2015 and is dedicated to supporting startups and entrepreneurs who develop next generation technology in emerging payments, financial services, peer-to-peer… Read More

NexusCrowd Closes Online Investment Offering for Canadian Real Estate Project

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On Tuesday, NexusCrowd Inc. announced that it has closed Canada’s first online investment offering for commercial real estate. The issue was quickly sold out with significant investor demand across the country and internationally. The project provided accredited investors with the opportunity to participate in the development of… Read More

Brief: Bondora Opens European Personal Loan Marketplace Platform to U.S. Accredited Investors

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Bondora, a pan-European marketplace lender, opens to accredited investors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The platform now allows global accredited investors to invest directly into personal unsecured loans across three European markets including Spain,… Read More

Alberta Securities Commission Proposes Crowdfunding Exemption for Startups

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The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office have published a new exemption for startups in the province.  The document is now open for a 60 day comment period. The ASC states; We have heard that in the case of some small, early-stage businesses… Read More

Lending Loop Launches to Allow Canadians to Lend to SMEs

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  Lending Loop, a new peer to peer lending platform, has launched in Canada to allow ordinary Canadians the ability to invest in small businesses across the country. The site actually went live this past June. The creation of co-founders Cato Pastoll and Brandon Vlaar,… Read More

Canada Eh? Bondora Crosses the Atlantic to Grow Peer to Peer Lending Platform

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Bondora has crossed the Atlantic. This is according to multiple reports that the Estonian based platform has entered North American, skipping the US, and heading due North. Quoted in the Globe & Mail, Partel Tomberg, Bondora co-founder and CEO, stated; “We are able to provide investors… Read More

CoPower, an Online Marketplace for Clean Energy Closes Seed Round Led by RBC

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CoPower, an investment crowdfunding platform that targets the clean energy sector, has announced that it has raised $850,000 in seed financing led by RBC and Innovation Support. The company has been in operation for several years and has helped to raise over $1 million in… Read More

Part III: Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: Real Estate Spotlight

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Real estate investment is a consistently hot news topic.  Open any newspaper or news website in Canada and coverage of the real estate market is easy to find, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto.  Fortunes are made investing in residential and commercial properties. Speculation, offshore investors,… Read More

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

Brief: Crowdfunding Platform Tilt Announces Top Party Schools in Canada Challenge


Kicking off the new school year with a competition, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced the Top Party Schools in Canada Challenge. The Tilt team shared in a recent blog post: “Last month we announced the top 10 party schools in Canada with Queen’s taking top spot…. Read More