The funding continuum enters stage left

The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and even public issuers. The regulators have struck

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Bret Conkin

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

FundRazr kicks off ‘crowdfunding as a service’

FundRazr, one of the largest crowdfunding sites in Canada, has started up a partnership designed to help people embark on crowdfunding campaigns and raise money for their medical bills. This week, FundRazr announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Indiegogo adds data analytics to campaign pages

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has added a slew of new features to its service, giving campaigners a new dashboard with data and analytics for their campaigns. Yesterday, the crowdfunding platform announced its new dashboard

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Vancouver firm the subject of crowdfunding reality TV show

The next time you hear about a new crowdfunding campaign, it may not be through Facebook or Twitter – instead, it could be from your TV. It seems almost counter-intuitive, but bigger broadcasting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

Why Kickstarter may not approve your tech project

Yancey Strickler stands in a darkened theatre on Toronto’s College Street, his frame illuminated by a big-screen projector behind him. Energetically cracking a few self-deprecating jokes with the crowd filling the theatre, Strickler

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

When crowdfunding goes wrong: how platforms handle fundraiser disputes

When Tara Reed first began her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, she had high hopes that it would help her achieve her dream - to self-publish her book. In March, the Toronto-area writer launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Kickstarter expanding to Canada this summer

Crowdfunding Web sites in Canada will have a big competitor in the market space later this summer when New York-based Kickstarter expands its services north of the border. The site, Kickstarter.com, allows entrepreneurs,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Two tech hardware startups find success with Indiegogo campaigns

Think Toronto startups seeking funding, and you might conjure up an image of networking over drinks, or meetups between investors and founders. Conventionally speaking, that may be the case, but a growing number

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2013 Candice So

Indiegogo makes Canadian push as founder ‘excited’ about equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is deepening its roots in the Canadian market place and closely watching as securities regulators consider allowing non-accredited investors to make small investments in startup firms in exchange for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Centre for Social Innovation launches crowdfunding platform

A new crowdfunding platform akin to Kickstarter or Indiegogo will launch this week with a focus on social innovation and offering a membership at an entrepreneurial hub. Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson