Tagged: bret conkin

NCFA Canada Announces Dragon’s Den Golden Ticket Winners

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) recently held its annual event in Vancouver. VanFUNDING 2016 incorporated a “pitching showcase” and the winning companies were: ChatterHigh, Glance, My Green Space and Starling Minds. VanFUNDING was created to be all about boosting online and alternative… Read More

White Label Crowdfunding 101: Part II – Players & Profits

So you want to start a Crowdfunding Portal… In White Label Crowdfunding 101: Players & Profits, (Part II of our three-part series) we will introduce some of the primary white label vendors, sample sites and criteria for vendor selection to help you navigate the options…. Read More

White Label Crowdfunding 101: Part I – Pros & Cons

So you want to start a Crowdfunding Portal…. Crowdfunding and Fintech in general are demonstrating dramatic growth due to many factors including the growth of the sharing economy, technology innovations and the liberalization of securities regulations in the US and Canada. A sure indicator of… Read More

Three Ways Crowdfunding Empowers Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

As I wrote last week, Yemani Mason is the founder and CEO of a new real estate crowdfunding platform called VestMunity. He is an innovator offering a hub for regular folks to access investment opportunities previously out of reach, in this case, the rehabilitation and… Read More

VestMunity Makes Fix & Flip Real Estate Investing Accessible for All

Innovative approach recognized with award from Citi and Village Capital Yemani Mason identified an accessibility problem related to real estate.  Real estate investing to build wealth has not been accessible to many Americans.  They lack the networks and required capital to participate.  So he launched… Read More

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

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

Part Two: Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?  

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

Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?

  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

How Marketplace Lending is Disrupting Consumer Loans in Canada

The consumer loan experience is getting an upgrade in Canada courtesy of some new players that are targeting the long waits and paperwork hassles of traditional loans and the high rates of alternative providers like payday loans.  Experience in other markets like the US and UK… Read More

The Crowdfunding Escalator: How to Pick the Right Crowdfunding Platform

As Alternative Investments emerge as an exciting new asset class for institutions and retail investors, entrepreneurs have a wide choice of options on crowdfunding model and platform for their campaign. What are the key factors for Entrepreneurs to consider in their decision?  Introducing the concept… Read More

CrowdfundSuite, Funding Solutions for Business, Launched by Former Fundrazr Executive

CrowdfundSuite is a new funding hub that has been launched to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite seeks to provide platform access, services and education across the… Read More

FundRazr & Fundica Partner Up on Funding Roadshow

Two of Canada’ crowdfunding platforms, Fundica and FundRazr, have partnered to put together a 2014 Funding Roadshow.  Powered by FundRazr, the “Fundees Crowdfunding Competition” will be unveiled in both Toronto and Guelph, Ontario. Two Canadian startups will win a prize worth $10,000.  The competition will… Read More

The Funding Continuum Enters Stage Left

This article originally appeared in ITBusiness and is being shared with Crowdfund Insider’s readers by Bret Conkin of FundRazr. The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and… Read More