In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact
The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.
Montreal-based technology accelerator FounderFuel is accepting applications for its next cohort of startup firms, and offering up a bit more coin to those that make the cut.Teams accepted to the mentor-driven accelerator program
Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians
Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation
While the effort to get equity-based crowdfunding legalized is making headway in several provinces across Canada, American startups are already sizing up what platform they’ll be using to raise money.The U.S. passed the
The main organization lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is teaming up with a major U.S. group to bolster its efforts. Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC) announced today it is formally partneringwith the
A national group lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is sending its message directly to provincially elected politicians across the country. Starting this week, the Ontario wing of Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC)is
The march towards legalizing equity crowdfunding in the U.S. just took another step forward.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its first rulingyesterday proposing how equity crowdfunding would beallowed to takeplace under the
Don't let hype overshadow investor safety if equity crowdfunding becomes legal in Canada, two of the country's angel and venture capital groups warn. Some leaders in Canada's angel and VC sector say equity
Do Canadian venture capitalists see crowdfunding sites as a competitive threat?There are rumblings of that sort in the American investment communityand now, some of those fears appear to have crossed the border intoCanada.
Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Pebble is rolling towards a record, Canadian crowdfunding pleas continue, and self-publishing gives way to social publishing online.A Kickstarter record