A fearless look ahead at crowdfunding in Canada for 2015

Crowdfunding hit the mainstream in Canada in 2014 with a record campaign for wireless speaker The Core by Mass Fidelity raising $1.3 million to lead the way. This raise was 60 per cent

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Bret Conkin

How well I predicted crowdfunding in Canada for 2014

Twelve months have passed  since my predictions in ITBusiness.ca on how the 2014 Canadian crowdfunding sector would unfold.  So here’s a look back and scorecard using a one to five scale (with five

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Bret Conkin

CrowdfundSuite to help businesses navigate pools of alternative funding

You may have only crowdfunded your first burrito this year, but Bret Conkin’s interest in crowdfunding stretches back to before Kickstarter ever allowed you to fund a potato salad. In 2008, Conkin founded

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

10 Bold Predictions for Crowdfunding in 2014

1. Alternative Financing is not a trend. Venture capital is being democratized. More and more entrepreneurs will build crowdfunding into their funding cycle to tap supporters. The market validation, feedback and community building

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Bret Conkin

MaRS portal could be forerunner for equity-based crowdfunding

MaRS has gotten the green light from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to start an online portal that will connect accredited investors and startups looking for funding. On Friday, the OSC approved an

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Candice So

What we learned at our #itbcrowdfund Twitter chat

With the explosion of sites modeled after Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and talk of U.S. style, equity-based crowdfunding coming to Canada, the time seems ripe for another discussion about crowdfunding and the direction it

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Candice So