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Canadian Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

Canadian Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

CrowdFundBeat News Wire  Toronto – The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (collectively, the participating jurisdictions) today published in final formMultilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding, which introduces a crowdfunding prospectus exemption for issuers as well as a registration framework for funding portals. The MI 45-108 crowdfunding regime will enable businesses to benefit from greater access to capital from a large number of investors online, through a funding portal operated by a registered dealer. “This new crowdfunding regime is another way to facilitate capital raising for start-ups and…

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Letter to PM Elect Justin Trudeau on Helping Small Business Grow in Canada

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  By: Gil Michel-Garcia CEO – WAFU ; Special US Counsel – Grupo Mexico Dear Prime Minister Elect: I know that constituents don’t normally get to have a say in the development and implementation of the federal policies of new government, but hey, I donated to you, campaigned for you and your team, and most recently voted for you and your party.  So please accept the following proposals from someone who worked hard for you and knows a little bit about growing a small business in Canada. I am the President…

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Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson of Learn2succeed.com Incorporated. I have read the book and find it an interesting and easy-to-read book of about 156 pages on crowdfunding for beginners. It is perfect for those who are just wading into the subject and want a simple book that looks at equity and non-equity crowdfunding from a global perspective including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. I have the…

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EQUITY CROWDFUNDING IN CANADA HOPES TO SPARK ITS ECONOMY

EQUITY CROWDFUNDING IN CANADA HOPES TO SPARK ITS ECONOMY

July 2, 2015— Canada has recently become another nation to pursue the viability of equity crowdfunding as a tool to finance small businesses. This past year nations from the United States to New Zealand to the European Union, enacting regulations and exemptions for equity crowdfunding. In a previous blog post we talked about how crowdfunding is set to overtake venture capital investment over the next year, doubling from $16 billion to $34.4 billion. This showcases the potential impact equity crowdfunding can have on the future of private company fund raising. In various provinces in Canada, securities…

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Ontario Releases Guidelines for P2P Lending

Ontario Releases Guidelines for P2P Lending

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. By  Irene Tordera, Many factors could contribute to why Canada’s P2P market has a slower growth than other countries, but certainly the lack of clear guidance in provinces like Ontario, has played a role. In fact, the existing Canadian P2P marketplaces have been very cautious in their…

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