Crowdfunding for Beginners – New Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners

How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson of Incorporated. I have read the book and find it an interesting and easy-to-read book of about 156 pages on crowdfunding for beginners. It is perfect for those […]

Remarks by Howard Wetston Chair, Ontario Securities Commission Private Capital Markets Association Annual Conference June 2, 2014

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On June 2, 2014, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (the PCMA) held its 2014 Annual Conference at the Board of Trade in Toronto, Ontario.  There were over 320 attendees at a sold out event. As Chairman of the PCMA, I had the distinct honour and pleasure of introducing our keynote speaker, The Honourable Howard […]

Videos by Canadian Securities Regulators on Capital Raising in Canada


A picture is worth a thousands words, however, a video is worth even more! So why write about certain ways to raise capital in Canada when Canadian securities regulators have prepared videos discussing certain prospectus exemptions that are publicly available. British Columbia In October 2013, the British Columbia Securities Commission released a  new video called […]

British Columbia Says OM Exemption = Equity Crowdfunding

The British Columbia Securities Commission (the BCSC) published a Guide in October 2013 called Capital Raising For Small Business (the Guide). The Guide states that it is for any small business, whether it be a start-up or an established business, that wants to raise money from private investors. It sets out how raising money from private investors differs from […]

OSC Dialogue 2013 – Capital Formation in Canada: Issue or Opportunity – Listen to Audio

At OSC Dialogue 2013, Moderator David Kaufman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westcourt Capital Corporation, led a discussion on Capital Formation in Canada: Issue or Opportunity.  The distinguished panel involved: Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group Huston Loke, Director, Corporate Finance, OSC Jos Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer, Aequitas Innovations […]