Tagged: seedups.ca

SeedUps Canada Changes Direction. Leave’s the Crowd Behind For Now

  Last week Crowdfund Insider interviewed Sandi Gilbert, CEO and co-founder of SeedUps Canada, on the convoluted regulatory environment established in Canada. The article was in part a follow-up to an earlier article that described the rule-making approach in Canada as Dead in the Water…. Read More

Alberta Securities Commission Proposes Crowdfunding Exemption for Startups

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office have published a new exemption for startups in the province.  The document is now open for a 60 day comment period. The ASC states; We have heard that in the case of some small, early-stage businesses… Read More

OfferingPoint Streamlines Private Placement Offers Online for Less

All aspects of finance are quickly moving online capitalizing on the intrinsic efficiencies of the internet. Reviewing and completing financial transactions, be they large or small, are far more easily managed in a single repository where documents may be housed and progress tracked.  OfferingPoint is… 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

SeedUps Canada Jumps. Over 300 Companies Rush to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

The investment crowdfunding push is a global movement. In the US multiple platforms have cropped up to take advantage of the evolving regulatory environment regarding general solicitation.  Across the border in Canada things have moved a bit slowly.  But earlier this year Canada took a… 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