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Canadian Crowdfunding Summit – Toronto

Accelerate access to capital markets and emerging fintech opportunities The 3rd annual 2017 Canadian Crowdfinance Summit (#CCS2017) is Canada’s largest national event covering fintech, crowdfunding, internet finance, venture funding and alternative finance markets. Access educational content, deal flow, and premier networking opportunities with over 75+… Read More

Jean-Sébastien Drolet, RealStarter on Making Real Estate Investments Accessible

Crowdfund Insider had the opportunity to interview the co-founder of Canadian real estate crowdfunding platform, RealStarter. Jean-Sébastien Drolet is a Université Laval graduate who is leveraging his legal training in his work in the real estate market, along with co-founder and programmer Do Nguyen and real estate… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission & UK Financial Conduct Authority Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the securities regulator in the UK, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  The agreement is designed to provide support to innovative Fintech firms seeking entry into either market. The Agreement allows the FCA and the… Read More

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation (Document)

The Bank of Canada is out with a paper that reviews the advent of digital currencies, IE Bitcoin, and how it may impact the more traditional type of fiat currency. Drawing a comparison to back in the day when private bank notes circulated alongside government issued… Read More

Over Promise & Under Deliver. Will Tiko 3D Printer Become the Next Zano – Like Kickstarter Failure?

There was a brief period in crowdfunding history where 3D Printers were quite the rage. Thousands of backers pumped millions of dollars into all sorts of iterations of the now ubiquitous 3D printers. Of course today the sector is intensely competitive. Just hop on over… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada to Hold 3rd Annual Event in Toronto

NCFA Canada Focuses on Innovation Finance and Fintech Trailblazers from Across the Country. The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) will be holding its third annual Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (CCS2017) in Toronto this month. The event opens on February 28th and continues for a… Read More

Katipult Secures “Substantial Capital Investment” in New Funding Round

“Platform as a Service” company Katipult, is reporting a “substantial capital investment in a round of funding” to help fuel global growth. A standout in the Canadian Fintech scene, Katipult is a white label software platform that powers investment marketplaces for crowdfunding or online lending… Read More

British Columbia Securities Commission Posts Survey & Creates Team to Better Understand Needs of Fintech Firms

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has published an online survey while announcing a dedicated “Tech Team” as part of an initiative designed to better understand and support financial innovation. The BCSC described the project as part of ongoing outreach to BC Fintech and other… Read More

FINCAD Appoints Fintech Industry Veterans Philip Brittan & Geoffrey to Board of Directors

FINCAD, a Canada-based portfolio valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset derivatives and fixed income company, announced on Wednesday it appointed two fintech industry veterans, Philip Brittan and Geoffrey Fite, to its board of directors. According to FINCAD, Brittan has close to 30 years experience as… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Huzza Acquisition & Opens First International Office in Canada

On Monday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it not only acquired interactive life-video platform, Huzza, it has also opened its first international office located in Vancouver, Canada. While sharing details about the acquisition, the Kickstarter team stated: “Huzza was founded in 2015 by two talented entrepreneurs — Justin Womersley… Read More

Canadian Fintech Firm MOBI724 Completes $553,000 Private Placement

Canadian fintech company MOBI724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: an equity privateMOS), announced on a private equity it closed placement in the aggregate amount of $553,000 by issuing 4,608,333 common shares (“Shares”) at $0.12. For each common share received, the subscribers were issued one common share… Read More

Scotiabank Launches Digital Factory in Toronto Following QED Investors Latin American Fintech Partnership Announcement

Canadian multinational bank Scotiabank announced on Friday it is launching what it calls a “Digital Factory” as a way to help accelerate the fintech industry while also helping to improve its customers’ experience in mobile and digital banking transactions, account opening, loan adjudication, and mortgage… Read More

Goldmoney’s Network Accounts & Wealth Holdings Receive Compliant Endorsement By Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors

Canada fintech firm Goldmoney Inc. (TSX: XAU) announced on Monday its Network accounts and Wealth Holdings have been endorsed as Shariah-compliant by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors. The company stated that Islamic investors may now instantly purchase, save, and transact in gold globally… Read More

Equifax Canada Unveils First Phase of Multi-Million Dollar Tech Platform

On Tuesday, Equifax Canada (NYSE: EFX) announced it officially launched the first phase of a new multi-million dollar technology platform, which will provide Canadian financial institutions with insights to help them understand their customers’ needs and motivations. According to Equifax Canada, the new platform will… Read More

Crowdfunding a Sports Car: Dubuc Motors Seeks up to $20 Million on StartEngine

Investors from both Canada & USA May Purchase Shares in First True Cross-Border Crowdfunding Offer Under Reg A+. Diesel is on a death march. Gasoline is in slow decline. Inevitably, all cars will be powered by electricity. The popularity and success of Tesla have trailblazed… Read More

Canada Fintech Vy for Top Global Ranking; Investments Reach Highest Level

In addition to Asia’s steady to accelerated growth in the fintech sector, we can now add Canada’s success in the industry.  According to a Reuters report, Canada’s fintech companies saw last year their highest levels of VC-backed investments in nearly two decades.  This occurred even… Read More

Canadian Fintech Platform WealthBar Surpasses $100 Million in Online Investments

On Tuesday, Canadian fintech platform, WealthBar, announced it surpassed $100 million in online investments. This announcement comes just as WealthBar completes its second year in business. The platform stated that during its two-year run its clients saved approximately $1.3 million annually in fees when compared to… Read More

Jason Butcher Joins NCFA’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program

“Together we can create it all. Crowdfunding helps to bring us together,” stated Jason Butcher. The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) tapped Parallel Payments founder Jason Butcher to join its Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program. Crowdfunding Ambassadors, leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based crowdfunding industry… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

Canadian Fintech Firm MOBI724 Completes Third Equity Private Placement

MOBI724 Global Solutions Inc., (CSE: MOS), a Candian fintech startup that offers an all-in-one fully integrated EMV payment, card link couponing, and digital marketing system, announced on Tuesday it closed a third tranche equity private placement in the aggregate amount of $167,500 by issuing 3,350,000… Read More