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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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InvestX Capital, the First Private Equity Crowdfunding Marketplace for Retail Investors

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CrowdFunding Beat Canada, InvestX Capital, the First Private Equity Crowdfunding Marketplace for Retail Investors, Announces Beta Launch Initial US$5.2 million Seed Round Secured from Prominent Investors Dallas, TX and Vancouver, BC – December 16, 2014 – InvestX Capital today announced the beta launch of its cross-border private equity crowdfunding marketplace for U.S. and Canadian investors, opening up an asset class previously only accessible through larger (US$1 million or higher) investments. For the first time, InvestX will provide accredited retail investors with direct access to high-quality private equity opportunities at low…

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Equity Crowdfunding Panel: Take-Aways and Then Some

Equity Crowdfunding Panel:  Take-Aways and Then Some

By Diana Yazidjian, There’s nothing I enjoy more in conferences than engaging discussion in a panel. I have to say this time, I was a tad reluctant. The idea of discussing a crowd-triggered financing model without the presence of the main concerned – the crowd or the ordinary investors – was not my idea of collaborative work. But being true to myself, I was curious to hear what VCs and lawyers had to say of the current proposed regulation on equity crowdfunding in Canada. More importantly, to see how their…

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NCFA Canada’s Equity Crowdfunding & Venture Capital Cross-Canada Tour

NCFA Canada’s Equity Crowdfunding & Venture Capital Cross-Canada Tour

TORONTO, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ – On March 20, 2014, a total of six (6) provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new Crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This represents a significant leap forward and positive progress for Crowdfunding advocates such as the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada), who have been working diligently with key industry stakeholders, government, regulators, media, eco-system partners and academia, since launching in October 2012, to provide education, research and…

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What we can learn about Equity Crowdfunding “Title III” raises from other jurisdiction

What we can learn about Equity Crowdfunding “Title III” raises from other jurisdiction

by PAUL NIEDERER on APRIL 20, 2014 While equity crowdfunding for unaccredited investors is not yet legal in the U.S.A. until Title III is passed, it is alive and well in other jurisdictions. Capital raising from unaccredited investors takes place every day. The two most active countries in equity crowdfunding or raising capital with the support of unaccredited investors are Australia (8 years) and the United Kingdom (3 years). ASSOB in Australia and Crowdcube in the United Kingdom have enough runs on the board to pass on some capital raising…

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