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Liquidity, Aggregators and the Secondary Market
Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The adoption of equity and debt crowdfunding has left most if not all policy makers and regulatory bodies challenged to find the right framework to properly regulate the array of platforms launching into the market. These platforms have given accredited and retail investors alike access to alternative investments they would not otherwise have. One area… Read more…

Ontario Releases Guidelines for P2P Lending
Monday, June 29th, 2015

Peer to peer lending has been increasing rapidly in many parts of the world, such as the UK, USA and China, where the market is booming. However, in some other areas the development of P2P lending has been slower, for example in Canada. Many factors could contribute to why Canada’s P2P market has a slower… Read more…

Digital Investing in Canada: a Look at the Recently Adopted Bill
Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Six Canadian jurisdictions (B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick or Nova Scotia) have adopted a law allowing online investing from non-accredited investors. The so called “Crowdfunding Prospectus Exemption” consists mainly of two elements: a prospectus exemption permitting an issuer to distribute securities without a prospectus, and a registration exemption exempting a funding portal from having… Read more…

Why Should Entrepreneurs Think Of Canada?
Friday, April 3rd, 2015

On 23 March Victoria Lennox, Cofounder and CEO of Startup Canada, a non-profit entrepreneurial movement in Canada, gave a webinar called Why Canada?, in which she explained some reasons why entrepreneurs should think of starting a business there. Her speech was one of the promotional activities organised by Go South! Consulting Inc., a Vancouver-based company… Read more…

New Crowdfunding Regime in Canada
Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Venture funding for start-ups in Canada has dropped by 80% from the glory days in 2000 according to the Canadian National Crowdfunding Association. As a result, it has become more difficult for SMEs to raise capital. However, for the summer of 2015, Canada can expect crowdinvesting rules to be implemented, making the market more efficient…. Read more…