Tagged: peter-paul van hoeken

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

Canadian Financial Technology Platform FrontFundr Launches To Provide Investors & Companies Access to a New Capital Market

Today, Canadian financial technology platform, FrontFundr launched with a  promise to unlock a new capital market and allow regular people to invest in private companies. FrontFundr uses technology to enable entrepreneurs to raise money from a broad investor community. This is an opportunity for the… Read More

Crowdfunding Portals: Current Status in Canada

The below presentation was delivered by Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) Co-Chair Brian Koscak a the inaugural conference in Toronto on April 24, 2014.  The deck was delivered in association with a panel that included:  Carlos Pinto Lobo  from MaRS SVX, Sandi Gilbert… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Canada: Questions for the OSC

At the inaugural conference of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) held last month a panel was organized to tackle the proposed crowdfunding exemptions by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  Presently the proposed rules are in a commenting period where interested parties are allowed… Read More

ECFA Launches Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference Tour

The Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada), created to raise awareness of equity crowdfunding, is hosting the 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference tour. Events will take place in: Toronto (April 24), Calgary (May 27), Vancouver (May 29), and Montreal (June 4). “Recently proposed Canadian legislation, which would… Read More