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 […]

Crowdfunding Experts Interview with Brian Koscak, Co-Chair ECFA Canada

By Brian Koscak - On May 29, 2014, I attended and spoke at a full-day conference held by the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (the ECFA) in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was interviewed by Sydney Armani, Founder of Crowdfundbeat during the conference to discuss ECFA’s cross country tour on equity crowdfunding including highlights from the Vancouver event. [...]

Infographic – 13 Key Statistics on the Offering Memorandum Exemption in Alberta


On March 20, 2014, the Alberta Securities Commission (the ASC) published statistics about the use of the offering memorandum exemption in s. 2.9 of National Instrument 45-106  Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (the OM Exemption) for the Province of Alberta.This provides useful data, albeit Alberta-only data. The key statistics below are taken directly from Annex B Background – Local Experience with […]

Maybe You Can’t Crowdfund! Only Certain Types of Issuers Can Do Equity Crowdfunding in Canada


Not every type of issuer can raise capital under the existing and proposed Equity Crowdfunding exemptions in Canada. This article discusses the availability of certain proposed and existing Equity Crowdfunding exemptions in Canada for issuers looking to raise capital and the published rationale by certain participating Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) where such exemptions are proposed […]

The Private Capital Markets Get ‘Crowded’ in Canada – Recent Developments in Equity Crowdfunding

On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators created significant buzz by proposing rules which would allow investors in large parts of the country to participate in equity crowdfunding.  Securities regulators in each of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan (the Participating Jurisdictions) published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding Prospectus […]