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CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Media has announced its first “Proud of the Crowd” listing of the top one hundred professionals and thought leaders in the burgeoning crowdfunding industry. The current list is comprised of founders and executives of leading crowdfunding platforms, authors, visionaries, general practitioners, and even pundits — those that we believe are the driving forces in how this industry is currently operating, how it is being shaped, and steering its direction into the future. Over the coming months CrowdfundBeat is expected to be presenting various Proud of the Crowd listings which…

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N.S. proposing rules to govern start-up crowdfunding

N.S. proposing rules to govern start-up crowdfunding

CBC News, The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has outlined new rules that would govern how start up and small businesses raise capital using crowdfunding. The province is one of several in Canada proposing regulations for equity crowdfunding. Crowdfunding involves funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically through the internet. It has emerged in recent years as a successful way for small and start-up businesses to raise money. Decision based on demand Abel Lazarus, a securities analyst with the…

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Provincial agencies have put limits on startups looking to raise equity to address concerns about online fraud.

Provincial agencies have put limits on startups looking to raise equity to address concerns about online fraud.

TORONTO – Canadian securities regulators have opened the door to crowdfunding. Provincial regulators have extended their oversight to allowing startups, including film, TV and gaming projects and tech ventures, to raise capital by selling equity to small investors online. “We think that crowdfunding can be a viable method for startups and SMEs to raise capital,” the provincial regulators said in a statement issued on Thursday. Even with Canadian regulators re-thinking crowdfunding, local film projects may still be hard-pressed to raise sufficient capital online.Indiegogo has been open to Canada since the…

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Update – Canada regulators set to allow crowdfunding in equity investing

Update – Canada regulators set to allow crowdfunding in equity investing

Alastair Sharp | TORONTO, March 20 (Reuters) – The power of the crowd may soon be harnessed to help fund business startups in Canada, with several provincial securities regulators publishing proposed rules on Thursday that would allow large numbers of people to invest small amounts in promising projects. The rule changes could offer a lifeline to the country’s technology community, which often turns to U.S. investors and companies to fund early-stage growth. Crowdfunding has proven a popular way for artists and others to raise money, but in Canada it has…

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Crowdfunders’ wishes granted as OSC unveils regulations

Crowdfunders’ wishes granted as OSC unveils regulations

OSC crowdfunding rules will limit funds raised to $1.5-million a year

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