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Canadian Impact Investing Platform SVX Launches in Toronto

Impact investing crowdfunding platform Social Venture Connexion (SVX) rang the bell last week on the Toronto Stock Exchange, thus officially launching their new platform.  The Ontario Securities Commission had issued an “exemptive relief order” earlier this year to allow the non-profit entity SVX to sell… Read More

Rob Ford Gets His Own Crackstarter Video Game, “Stay Mayor”

Oh, to be Rob Ford. The now-infamous Indiegogo Crackstarter campaign has provided the inspiration behind a new Android game called “Stay Mayor”. Players try to navigate a crazy world of paparazzi, crack pipes and money in order to get $300,000 and buy the video from… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Approves Crowdfunding for Accredited Investors For Specific Platform

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved crowdfunding in Ontario for accredited investors.  The OSC has announced an “exemptive relief order” which will permit the sales of securities via crowdfunding platforms.  This order pertains to a specific non-profit entity called Social Venture Connexion (MaRs SVX),… Read More

OSC To Host Roundtable On Small Business Investment

The OSC will hold a roundtable on June 11, 2013 to discuss ways investors can help start-ups and small businesses raise money in Canada. It wants to consider how companies can do this by issuing securities without first having to prepare and file a prospectus…. Read More

Regulators struggle with crowdfunding model

Ontario looked upon as key to setting pace When the U.S. Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act was passed last year, it included a “crowdfunding exemption” that opened the door to using social media and other Internet tools to raise capital. And while other jurisdictions, such… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission may allow crowdfunding for some businesses

Social media wants to meet up with corporate finance on the Internet to let startup and small businesses raise money online. It’s called equity crowdfunding — different from Kickstarter which funds creative projects like movies, games or music and — because it would give these… Read More

Interactive Ontario Urges Action on Crowdfunding Approval

In comments filed with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), Interactive Ontario (IO) has urged the OSC to quickly approve proposed prospectus exemptions for crowdfunding capital. IO supports these exemptions as a means to increasing the available pool of capital for Ontario digital media companies.  IO… Read More

Crowdfunding exemption would kickstart digital media companies

Interactive Ontario (IO) is urging the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to approve proposed exemptions for raising capital in the province via crowdfunding. IO says it supports the exemptions as a means to increasing the available pool of capital for Canadian digital media companies. Crowdfunding empowers… Read More

OCE Weighs In On Crowdfunding

OCE has weighed in on crowdfunding, a new way to solicit investments for innovative ideas and projects through social media that is gaining momentum in the United States and the UK. Responding to a call for submission from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), OCE recommends… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Schedules Sessions on Crowdfunding

As part of Ontario’s ongoing deliberations on their path to facilitating crowdfunding the Ontario Securities Commission a series of meetings.  These have been scheduled to discuss the merits and challenges specifically associated with crowdfunding. Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) invite you to attend… Read More

Ontario Minister Joins Crowd in Push for Crowdfunding Exemption

At the recent Technicity conference in Toronto, Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, expressed support for introducing equity crowdfunding in Ontario.  Recognizing the need to keep innovators on the north side of the border, Minister Duguid explained that “it’s really important that… Read More

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