Launch of “Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada”

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PRESS RELEASE – On March 3, 2014, a group of companies and individuals dedicated to the developing Equity Crowdfunding industry in Canada, announced that they have come together and established the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada), Canada’s first equity-only Crowdfunding alliance. These companies and individuals, including funding portals through which Equity Crowdfunding is […]

January 2014 Equity Crowdfunding Conference in Canada – Free Webinar

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On January 15, 2014, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto held a half day conference on Equity Crowdfunding in Canada. The conference was about the evolution of Equity Crowdfunding in the Canadian capital markets. Here is the link to the event calendar where you can access the webinar.  It is under “2014” […]

Equity Crowdfunding = Selling Securities on the Internet


A review of articles, media and public references to “crowdfunding” and “equity crowdfunding” suggest the terms do not have a commonly understood meaning. “Crowdfunding” typically refers to non-equity Crowdfunding which includes donation, pre-purchase and rewards and perks platform models and includes portals such as KickStarter, Indiegogo and RocketHub. “Equity Crowdfunding” involves the selling of securities […]

Angels Should NOT Sit on the Sidelines in Equity Crowdfunding


Angel investors should not sit on the sidelines in equity Crowdfunding rather they should look for opportunities and establish themselves as the key players in this new ecosystem of capital raising. Angels are not to be displaced but embraced as individuals who have experience, knowledge and information that the crowd wants and needs in order to […]

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 […]