Canada

NFCA’s VanFUNDING 2017 to Bring More Than 50 Leading Blockchain, Fintech, & Capital Innovation Experts to Vancouver Last Weekend of November

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NFCA)’s VanFUNDING, a West Coast event that’s dedicated to connecting people to partnerships, investment, and business opportunities, announced on Wednesday it is bringing its 2017 Blockchain, Fintech, Funding Conference and RegTech Hackathon to Vancouver on November 28th at the Morris… Read More

Former PayPal Head Darrell MacMullin Named Advisor at Canadian Fintech Mogo Finance Technology

Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (MOGO.TO) (MOGOF) announced on Tuesday it has appointed former PayPal head Darrell MacMullin as one of its new advisors in order to support the company’s product expansion efforts, including the upcoming launch of its recently announced cryptocurrency account, and new… Read More

Red Mountain Ski Resort Cross Lists on StartEngine & FrontFundr for Duel US / Canada Crowdfunding Offer

  Red Mountain Resort, a ski area in British Columbia, Canada, has cross listed its crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine in the US and FrontFundr in Canada. This is one of the first crowdfunding campaigns to provide a cross border offer like this and, according to… Read More

Air Canada Announces Partnership With Adyen to Provide International Payments Solution to Customers

Air Canada announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Adyen to provide an international payment solution to all customers. The airliner reported that through this agreement, customers will be able to use their preferred local method of payment when making travel purchases. While… Read More

Cannabis / Hemp Company True Leaf Tests the Waters for Reg A+ Crowdfunding Campaign

True Leaf Medicine International (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB:TRLFF), a Canadian company is running a testing the waters (TTW) campaign to gauge investor interest in a possible Reg A+ crowdfunding offer seeking a max raise of $10 million. True Leaf says this is the first… Read More

Canadian Small Business Lender Lendified Secures $60 Million Credit Facility From ClearFlow

Lendified, a Canada-based lender who provides small business loans online has entered into an agreement with ClearFlow Commercial Finance to increase its lending capacity. According to the lending platform, through the agreement, ClearFlow is providing it with a $60 million credit facility to fund loans… Read More

Token Funder ICO for FNDR Token Approved by Ontarios Securities Commission

Recently the Canadian regulators have gone out of their way to embrace innovation and Fintech in general. This past week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a decision on the application of Token Funder to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and the tokenized security… Read More

Piotr Piasecki Joins iComplyICO, a Regtech Platform for Token Offerings

Regtech platform iComplyICO has hired Piotr Piasecki, known in the crypto world as “ThePiachu” to serve as its “decentralization manager.” Piasecki is a grey beard in the Bitcoin community having wrote a master’s thesis on Bitcoin security in 2012 in the Technical University of Lodz… Read More

Scotiabank Teams Up With NXT Labs to Gain Access to Promising Latin American Fintech Startups

Scotiabank announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Latin America’s startup accelerator, NXTP Labs. According to the Canadian bank, the strategic collaboration will allow it to gain access to the most promising Fintechs in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru, and also leverage these… Read More

Dream Payments Announcement: Staples Joins Fintech Company’s Recently Launched Dealer Program

Canadian fintech Dream Payments announced on Tuesday Staples has joined its recently launched Dealership Program. The company revealed that under the partnership, its mobile point-of-sale (POS) debit/credit card terminal will now be able for purchase on Staples’ website. While sharing details about the new partnership,… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Keen to Support ICOs, Cryptocurrency in General

While some financial regulators have simply stopped Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) or slowed activity in the cryptocurrency space, others have been more receptive towards embracing change and recognizing the fact you need to be more innovative. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is one of the… Read More

La Caisse Forms Partnership With Desjardins Group to Launch New Canadian Fintech Fund

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with the Desjardins Group to launch a new fintech investment fund. The creation of this fund was announced during the Canada FinTech Forum According to the Canadian companies, the funds… Read More

Former PayPal President Scott Thompson Joins Canadian Fintech Payment Rails As Investor & Board Advisor

Payment Rails, a Canada-based API-first payouts platform for businesses, announced on Tuesday it has appointed former President of PayPal, Scott Thompson, as an investor and board advisor. This news comes just after the company completed its seed round and brought total investment funding to $1.1… Read More

Aion ICO Pre-Sale Raises $7.2M in Under a Week, Adds $22 Million

Aion, a community-driven project lead by Nuco Global Inc. and the Aion Foundation, has raised $22 million USD to build the first interoperable blockchain network. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale took less than one week to raise $7.2 million with half their capital goal raised… Read More

Glenn Ballman, Former CEO of Onvia, Plans ICO to “Transform Cannabis Industry” with düber Technology

  Glenn Ballman, an internet entrepreneur from the DotBomb days, has launched a new company called düber Technologies. Düber is described as a SaaS provider for the Cannabis industry, an emerging sector of business that has been ready to boom for years. Düber recently announced… Read More

MOBI724 Enters Agreement With Visa; Offers Platform in Latin America & Caribbean

Canadian fintech firm MOBI724 Global Solutions Inc. announced this week it has entered into an agreement with Visa, a global payments technology company, to provide Visa clients a suite of integrated Loyalty Solutions, including MOBI724’s Card-Linked Offers & Rewards, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence Solutions… Read More

OTC Markets Partners with Canadian Securities Exchange

OTC Markets (OTCQX: OTCM) has formed a parternship with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), a Canadian listing exchange recognized as a Qualified Foreign Exchange in the U.S.. The strategic alliance is said to offer a new program for issuers looking for an efficient IPO experience… Read More

Toronto Stock Exchange VP Joins Blockchain Firm AION’s Advisory Board. ICO Pre-sale Launches Tomorrow.

AION tokens will be available in public pre-sale on October 3, 2017 Blockchain company Nuco has announced the advisory board for Aion, a blockchain network and framework allowing communication between blockchains. Aion’s 11 new advisors include some pretty impressive executives including a VP from the Toronto… Read More

Goldmoney Adds Bitcoin & Ethereum to Holdings Platform

Canada fintech firm and direct online access to securely vaulted and insured precious metals, Goldmoney, Inc. (TSX: XAU), announced on Thursday the addition of vaulted Bitcoin and Ethereum as secure and fully-reserved offline investable assets within the Goldmoney Holding. This will allow qualified clients to buy, sell, and exchange cryptocurrencies… Read More

Insurtech Finaeo Completes Oversubscribed $2.25 Million Seed Investment Round

Canadian-based CRM platform Finaeo announced last week it has completed its Seed Round, which oversubscribed and raised $2.25 million. The round was led by Impression Ventures with participation from 500 Startups, Robo Ventures, iGan Partners, and Toronto angel investors. Founded in 2016, Finaeo helps financial… Read More