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Ready & Waiting: NCFA Canada Opens 2017 Alternative Finance Industry Survey

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada has announced the launch of its third Alternative Finance Crowdfunding Survey in Canada for platforms, investors and companies as part of its annual exercise in providing Canadian benchmarks on market size, volume, market activity, platform characteristics, jobs, and key… 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

Fineqia CEO Bundeep Singh Rangar Joins NCFA’s Advisory Board

Fineqia International Inc. (CSE: FNQ) (OTCPink: FNQQF) (Frankfurt: FNQA) announced on Thursday its CEO, Bundeep Singh Rangar, is set to join the NCFA’s Advisory Board as an advisor of global debt markets. According to Fineqia, Rangar has over 20 years’ combined experience in finance, banking, consultancy,… 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

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

NCFA to Host Over 50 Fintech & Crowdfunding Leaders in Vancouver

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) will be hosting its 2nd annual Fintech and crowdfunding conference next week and this year the show is in Vancouver and has been labeled VanFUNDING 2016. The NCFA has included multiple enterprise conference partners this year including PayPal… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Criticizes Integrated Crowdfunding Exemption in Letter to Alberta Securities Commission

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA), has criticized Canada’s regulatory approach to crowdfunding in a public letter sent to the Alberta Securities Commission and Superintendent of Securities, Nunavut.  While the letter is addressed to the two entities it can be viewed as a proxy… Read More

Brief: CEO of LendingArch Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Board

On Monday, the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NFCA) announced that CEO of LendingArch, Arti Modi, has joined its advisory board.  Craig Asano, founder and executive director of NCFA Canada, stated: “As consumer finance continues to evolve through technology innovations and data advancements, marketplace lending will… Read More

Brief: NCFA Canada Selects Finalists for 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit

Twelve Canadian startups have been selected from across the country to pitch to investors like OMERS, Whitecap Venture Partners, YEDI, Extreme Venture Partners, DMZ at Ryerson University at the 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit. This year’s theme is “The Future is NOW.” With the newly released equity crowdfunding regulations in Canada and… Read More

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

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

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

“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

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

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Holds Sold Out Inaugural Conference

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) held a highly successful, sold out event last week in Toronto.  According to event organizers, over 300 attendees gathered for the inaugural event as industry participants and advocates joined to discuss the future of crowdfunding and new forms of finance…. Read More

NCFA Canada Applauds Regulators Approach on Crowdfunding

On March 20, 2014, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new Crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. According… Read More

NCFA Canada Crowdsourcing FAQ on Equity Crowdfunding

Craig Asano, Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA – Canada) has responded to the growing amount of queries regarding the status of equity crowdfunding in Canada by putting together a list of FAQs – and then asking the crowd to augment…. Read More

Crowdfunding in Canada; An Interview with Craig Asano, Leader of NCFA Canada

Our neighbors to the North while much smaller in population have already established a vibrant crowdfunding scene.  With over 45% of the entire Canadian workforce employed in small business driving 28% of Canada’s GDP, it is clear that the importance of fostering a positive environment… Read More

5 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Is HOT In Canada

1. Technology Advancements and Social Media Today we collaborate and share online documents stored in the clouds and host virtual meetings and webinars with hundreds of global participants at the click of a few buttons.  The advancements in technology, networks, security and online communications combined with… Read More