Technicity 2012 – Minister Brad Duguid endorses crowdfunding

The Ontario Securities Commission will explore crowdfunding as a way to help entrepreneurs close the funding gap, the minister announced at Technicity.

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Jeff Radecki

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian and U.S. lobby groups forge crowdfunding alliance

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

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto-based ‘Cobra’ project within striking distance of Kickstarter goal

The Cobra is already within striking distance of its target. The Cobra is a project to build the perfect wallet for today's techies.The target is $30,000, which is how much money Toronto-based designerAlex

Published on: September 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

UK founder of world’s first equity crowdfunding site coming to Toronto

The CEO of the world's first equity crowdfunding site is coming from the UK to share his insights with a Toronto audience at this year's Technicity summit. Darren Westlake co-founded UK-based Crowdcube, which

Published on: September 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

U.S. to allow startups access to crowdfunding ‘within 6 months’

Even though America's equity crowdfunding law is now stuck in bureaucratic red tape, one of the law's key architects says U.S. startups could be raising money through investment crowdfunding in less than six

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

XConnect: How social media aids independent film-making

Viral marketing, social media and crowd-sourced funding. All these terms are important in the area of independent film-making. Currently, our city (Toronto) is knee deep in glitter and glitz as the Toronto International

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Crowdfunding letter campaign targets politicians in five provinces

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

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Real-time map of Kickstarter projects to launch Monday

An independent Web blog is launching a real-time map of active Kickstarter projects Sept. 10, according to one of the site's co-founders.Kickstarter allows individuals and businesses to ask for donations from many different

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SEC issues first ruling on legalized crowdfunding in the U.S.

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

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

CATA launches survey to gauge support for crowdfunding laws

Are conservative Canadian attitudes influencing support levels for crowdfunding here?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has created an onlinesurvey to find out. The survey is designed to assess what Canadiansthink about crowdfunding and

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The 3 Features Of A Successful Crowdfunded Project

As many of you know, almost every week we interview someone from the tech or startup space. Last week I had the fortune of interviewing Brian Meece who is the CEO and co-founder

Published on: August 1st, 2012 Karim Kanji

Crowdfunding needs investor safeguards, VCs and angels warn

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

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Some Canadian VCs may see crowdfunding as a threat

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.

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Christine Wong