Ben Feferman, Managing Partner, Leverage VC, Joins NCFA’s Ambassador Program

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About NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Feb 2, 2017

Ben Feferman

TORONTO, Feb 2, 2017 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that Ben Feferman, Managing Partner, Leverage VC, has joined the Association’s Ambassadors Program.

NCFA Canada Ambassadors

NCFA Canada Ambassadors are leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based alternative finance crowdfunding industry in communities across Canada. They are circles of influence and ‘go to resources’ for small businesses, organizations and investors to connect with, share and learn about crowdfunding via locally hosted events and initiatives. Ambassadors are specialists and plugged into an international network of shared resources, thought leadership, and industry professionals striving to cultivate and shape the future of finance in Canada and beyond.

Ben Feferman, Tech Entrepreneur, Mentor and Investor

Ben has been an entrepreneur for most of his career, founding companies in media, film and finance.  His investment company Amuka Capital has become very active in its venture funding with investments in Enthusiast Gaming (video game), Three Sisters Kitchen (food producer), and Slyce (visual search).  His interest in tech investing led him to his current position as managing director of Leverage IT, a full-service digital agency and development shop that is building out some of Canada’s most disruptive mobile apps.

In early 2017, Ben will be launching Leverage VC, a new boutique venture capital firm that will support and empower companies in the ideation and development stages.  Drawing on his experience in diversified business management, Ben mentors and advises many start-ups on business plan development, go-to market strategies and early-stage funding plans.  He has a B.A in law from Carleton University and is pursuing a MBA from the University of Fredericton.

“Ben is part of the new generation who understands the potential of crowdsourcing productivity, capital, and resourcing to achieve common goals, and is fluidly contributing to the advancement of these new models and platforms that will ultimately help shape the future of financial services and Canada’s ability to compete," said Craig Asano, Executive Director, NCFA Canada.

"The sharing economy has had an immeasurable impact on almost everything we do.   When it comes to investments however, while great progress had been made, we fall well short of the needed (de)regulation that will see Crowdfunding in its current and future iterations bloom.  There are some really exciting sub-sectors of crowdfunding especially on the debt side that have tremendous potential.  I think in the next five years we will see a move from crowdfunding higher risk ventures like start-ups and small businesses to lower risk ventures like real estate, mortgages or car loans," said Ben Feferman, NCFA Ambassador

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About National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more About Us or visit www.ncfacanada.org.

Source: NCFA Canada

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Media Contacts:

Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254
e. casano@ncfacanada.org

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