Tagged: canada

Crowdfunding Mailbox: TrapTap Saves You From Speeding Tickets, Artbrew Home Craft Brewery & Woodies, the Perfect Chino

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  I have been known to receive a speeding ticket or two in my many years of driving. I used to always have a radar detector in my car that was quickly stashed under a seat when driving in a region where they were illegal…. Read More

Founders du Haÿs and de Nanclas Comment on Montreal’s Mobeewave New P2P Payment AppPayMeTap


Montreal-based FinTech company Mobeewave has launched its mobile P2P payment application PayMeTap to people across Canada. This free application allows users to securely accept a payment by tapping their phone with a credit card. Available for Android in the Google Play Store, PayMeTap aims to enable… Read More

Smart Parka Becomes Most Funded Canadian Project on Kickstarter By Securing Over $3.2M CAD

Smart Parka Camo

On Friday, Canada-based startup North Aware closed its widely popular crowdfunding campaign for its jacket, Smart Parka. It secured a total of $3,257,695CAD from 8,805 backers and became the most funded Canadian initiative on the crowdfunding platform.  There are 4 different styles of the parka for the ladies and… Read More

Bay Street Cannabis Brings Equity Crowdfunding to the Cannabis Industry


We all vote with our money.  Every dollar spent is a vote for this brand over another, this chain, this item, and it speaks volumes about how we think, what we value, and what we want to do. I often wonder if there’s anything I’d do differently… Read More

Winter Coat Smart Parka Scores Over $2.3M CAD on Kickstarter & Unveils Backers Card

Smart Parka Camo

Smart Parka, a fully-loaded winter coat, has successfully secured $2.3 million CAD ($1.6M USD) through its Kickstarter campaign. The project first surfaced on the crowdfunding portal late January and has continued to attract backers. As previously reported, there are 4 different styles of the parka for the ladies… Read More

Canada’s Luuup Litter Box Shatters Kickstarter Record: Becomes First Pet Product to Surpass $1 Million (CAD)

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It’s the puuuurfect gift for any cat lover looking to find relief from constantly cleaning the litter box! Canada’s Luuup Litter Box has become a viral sensation thanks to its highly successful crowdfunding initiative on Kickstarter. According to the campaign’s description, Luuup’s three sifting tray system struck a… Read More

Investors Can Now Join the Rush: Red Cloud Klondike Strike Launches Portal for Mining Investment

Treasure mining Jewels

For such a large industry, I know of relatively few famous mining companies.  I’ve never been part of that world.  It isn’t that the things they’re doing aren’t important, or that they don’t have an impact on my life.  It’s that in the past they’ve… Read More

Lending Loop Talks Regulatory Issues as P2P Lending Remains on Hold

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Lending Loop launched its peer to peer lending platform in Canada last year. In the fall, Lending Loop stated that Dentons would assist in “full compliance with all applicable provincial and federal regulations”. Today, Lending Loop is on pause as it works things out as it… Read More

Brief: Real Estate Crowdfunding Software Provider Katipult Establishes Compliant Solutions in the UK, Singapore, Australia & Canada

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Real estate crowdfunding software provider, Katipult, announced this week it is looking to establish its compliance solution in various countries outside the U.S. including UK, Singapore, Australia & Canada.  The announcement came at a private investor event facilitated by the Global Fintech Group, where the company… Read More

Bay Street Cannabis Seeks to Become First Equity Crowdfunding Platform in Canada Dedicated to Cannabis

Marshall Farris

Ascenta Finance Corp. (Ascenta), an exempt market dealer registered in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, announced this week the launch  of “Bay Street Cannabis,” which is considered as Canada’s first equity crowdfunding portal dedicated to the cannabis sector. The new… Read More

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

Brief: InvestNextDoor Introduces Trillion Dollar Marketplace Lending Opportunity to Canada

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“Peer-to-Business” crowdfunding platform InvestNextDoor announced on Tuesday it is bringing its award-winning, “Borrowing 2.0” business model home to Canada. According to InvestNextDoor, the Borrowing 2.0 delivers a model that seeks to reduce investment risk in current market conditions, and focus on above average fixed-income returns for retail… Read More

NCFA Prepares for Big Crowdfunding Event this Week in Toronto

Bill Morrow

The 2nd Annual Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016) is set to take place later this week (March 3). The event will cover all aspects of crowdfunding and will be held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Canada has recently updated its regulatory approach to raising… Read More

Evolution or Extinction! Things are definitely Changing in the Private Markets

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Out With the ‘Old Boys’ Club’ Approach to Investment. What is a common characteristic of iconic companies like: Eastman Kodak and Blockbuster? As the world changed, all these great companies stood flat-footed as the competition took their dominant positions from underneath their noses.  The same… Read More

Canadian Marketplace Lender LendingArch Appoints New Head of Credit & Risk


LendingArch, an emerging Canadian marketplace lending platform, announced on Thursday it has appointed Paul Hadzoglou as Head of Credit & Risk. Hadzoglou notably comes to LendingArch with a track record of high performance and value, and his detail to data science, credit risk and underwriting… Read More

Brief: KoreConX Forms Partnership With AFEX to Bring Escrow Services to Canadian Equity & Debt Crowdfunding Portals

Oscar A. Jofre

KoreConX, a free all-in-one solution that is disrupting the market by helping companies navigate the equity crowdfunding process and reduce risk, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX) to bring escrow services to equity and debt crowdfunding portals. The company… Read More

Dubuc Motors Tests the Waters for $25 Million on StartEngine

Dubuc Tomahawk

Dubuc Motors, creators of the “scissor door” electric sports car the Tomahawk, has launched a “Testing the Waters” (TTW) campaign on StartEngine seeking indications of interest for $25 million under Regulation A+.  Launched in Quebec, Dubuc Motors is now incorporated in the US with offices… Read More

Brief: SeedUps Canada Launches “Be the Dragon” Tour

Sandi Gilbert

This week, SeedUps Canada, the first investment crowdfunding platform to set up shop in the country, announced that it is launching the “Be the Dragon” Tour. The website shared the event will be making stops in Vancouver and Calgary with a mission to attract companies to the… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Schedules 2nd Summit for this March

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) has slated their 2nd annual gathering to be held in Toronto on March 3rd of 2016. The Canadian Crowdfunding Summit is crafted to be the most prominent event for leaders in the quickly emerging Canadian crowdfunding sector of finance…. Read More