The Pinć virtual reality headset has reached its crowdfunding goal of $50,000

Pinć, a smartphone case allowing users to tap into virtual reality, has reached its crowdfunding campaign goal of $50,000. Created by Toronto-based company Cordon Media, Pinć is a case that wraps around the

Published on: January 22nd, 2015 Candice So

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 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

Pinć, a $99 virtual reality headset, could be your newest office gadget

There’s a new virtual reality device coming out – but it’s not for gaming. This is the new Pinć virtual reality headset. It’s the passion project of Cordon Media, a Toronto-based digital agency

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So