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Crowdfunding shows new promise: study

Crowdfunding shows new promise: study

RICHARD BLACKWELL | The Globe and Mail – Crowdfunding could become a crucial source of funding – and business intelligence – for small Canadian ventures, but regulators will have to step up to make sure fraudsters are squeezed out. That’s the thesis of a new study to be released Wednesday by Toronto-Dominion Bank senior economist Sonya Gulati, who argues that crowdfunding will fill a widening gap in small-business financing. Startups and “microenterprises” are particularly starved for financial resources, Ms. Gulati said in her report, and crowdfunding could represent a “fundamental…

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New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

January 28, 2014 –NEW YORK, NY – Oscar A Jofre, CEO of BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co), a secure cloud-based board portal and shareholder communications solution for private and listed companies, has released an ebook on equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding is now becoming a reality around the globe. Now is the time to get everyone involved and providing them the tools to understand equity crowdfunding. The ebook, titled: “Equity Crowdfunding 101, The Global Guide to a Financial Revolution”, was written for entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants and consultants who want to raise capital via equity…

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Discussion on Crowdfunding: An evolution in the Canadian Capital Markets?

Discussion on Crowdfunding: An evolution in the Canadian Capital Markets?

Rotman School of Management  The Capital Markets Institute is hosting a panel discussion to advance the discussion on debt and equity crowdfunding in the Canadian capital markets. The discussion will draw on expertise from the US and provide insights into opportunities and risks for the Canadian marketplace. Topics for discussion include capital formation, regulatory issues, investor protection and social welfare. Panelists include: • Ajay Agrawal, Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship & Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management • Avi Goldfarb, Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management •…

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Ontario Offering Memorandum is NOT the Same as the Offering Memorandum Exemption

Ontario Offering Memorandum is NOT the Same as the Offering Memorandum Exemption

By Brian Koscak and Alixe Cormick The term “offering memorandum” has two meanings under securities laws in Canada. In Canadian jurisdictions other than Ontario, an offering memorandum is a document prepared in the prescribed form under National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106 OM) to enable an issuer to rely on the offering memorandum exemption set out in section 2.9 of NI 45-106 (the OM exemption).  This OM exemption is available in every province and territory in Canada except for Ontario.  In Ontario, an offering memorandum is defined under section 1(1) of…

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Equity CrowdFunding in Canada infographic

Equity CrowdFunding in Canada infographic

By Oscar Jofre, So much discussion goes on in Canada about whether we have equity crowdfunding or not.  Lawyers will tell you that Canada has had equity crowdfunding even before the USA, and they are correct.  But what separates Canada from the rest of the world is our 13 provincial regulators. Full Infographic We would all like to see a single regulator to oversee Canada’s securities commission but that path is going to take time.  What does Canada offer for equity crowdfunding today. Canada has three ways for equity crowdfunding…

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