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David Lucatch, Advisor

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David Lucatch, Advisor

David Lucatch

Marketer, Tech Evangelist, Capital Supporter & Mentor

Staring his career at the emergence of desktop publishing in the mid 1980’s and as an early Internet adopter, David has spent more than 30 years in the international marketing arena and over 20 years of that developing online business concepts and technologies and taking them to market.  David has held senior management posts and directorships at both private and public media and technology firms. Throughout his business career he has been an active supporter of numerous organizations and has been recognized and awarded internationally for his service and community support activities.

With authorization from the NSA in the late 1990’s to export encryption technology from the United States, David developed the concept and led the initial online payment gateway team for the Canadian banking industry in 1997 with support from VISA and MasterCard.

In 1998, as part of the “kick off” for eCommerce in Canada, David and his team created an online marketing and eCommerce program for the Canadian Olympic Hockey team, featuring the first NHL professional players to join Olympic competition.  As part of the program, an exclusive promotional program was created featuring Wayne Gretzky for the Japanese market.

In early 2000, David successfully sold his interest in his first online company to focus on not for profit organizations and mentoring, creating initiatives that raised millions of dollars for organizations like the Children’s Miracle Network, DARE America, Reach for the Rainbow, Ovarian Cancer and others in North America, Europe and Australia from 2001 to 2004.  His legacy programs continued to create much needed funding for many of these programs.

Never one to sit still, in 2005 David returned to the online industry creating one of Canada’s first incubators, financing, creating and supporting projects globally in online language technology, VoIP telephony, online mapping, music and entertainment, live performance, Internet and mobile marketing and eCommerce.

Leading the development, marketing and launch program of his company’s initial online language technology, David and his team were instrumental in achieving a Guinness World Record in 2011 for the Most Nationalities in an Online Chat, which still stands today at 88.  At its height, the online chat platform offered real-time language to langue communications in over 60 languages and had over 200 million monthly users.

In 2013, David and his team worked with Disney Animation to create a global, multi-language “flash event”’ for the worldwide online premiere for the song Let It Go with Demi Lovato from the movie Frozen.   The iconic song reached won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015.

David has also been part of teams that have been granted several US and international business process patents and trademarks.

In 2013 / 2014 David was a principal funding partner of the study “The inter-language reliability of BRAINscreen in co-ordinate bilinguals” by Professor Konstantine Zakzanis, Associate Chair, Mental Health & Co-op Program University of Toronto Scarborough. The study focused on the identification and relationship between dementia screening and bilingual language capabilities in individuals.

In late 2015 and early 2016, David left his full-time duties as CEO of two companies to pursue his own interests in media and technology.

In early 2016, together with 2 partners, David formed Catch Star Studios, an enterprise that focuses on media, technology and merchandising for the sports and entertainment industry.  As digital engagement specialists, Catch Star Studios works with professional sports teams and entertainment companies globally to increase their user engagement and eCommerce activities.  As part of Catch Star Studios, David also developed a new interactive engagement platform for online and mobile video, Clix.VideoTM, that allows users to engage directly with the video by clicking on “in video” items and tags directly calling the information from the video directly to the user’s mobile phone, tablet or computer.

In February of 2017, Stars and Pinstripes, a series created by Catch Star Studios and featured on the YES Network and Direct TV, was nominated for a NY Emmy Award in the Entertainment Program / Special category for the episode featuring Garth Brooks. David is one of the Executive Producers of the series.

In early 2017, David embarked on his latest business endeavor creating Crowdgener Inc. and its sister company Pegasus Fintech, Inc.  Both companies are positioned to support founders and emerging companies in their efforts to preserve long-term ownership and promote growth opportunities through crowd based funding program, including the issuance of regulatory compliant cryptocurrency.

In addition to his current activities, David focuses his business energies on creating Excellence Teams for supporting emerging technologies and online enterprises with operational, support and key leadership for success.  He also spends time on his investments and inventing new technologies, marketing programs and applications.  David remains an active mentor in the North American online and educational community.

Through his finance and related support activities, David has been instrumental in capital acquisition program resulting in over $100 Million being funded for start-ups, technology, online, digital engagement and integrated marketing initiatives.

David graduated in 1985 with a degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada’s leading university and a top 20 global ranked university, and continues to serve as mentor for both U of T and a variety of student programs and leadership initiatives. In 2010 David was a recipient of an Arbour Award from the University of Toronto, recognizing his continued activities and contributions to his alma mater and served a term as a member of the University’s Electoral College representing UTSC.  David served as an inaugural member of the Ontario Securities Commission SME Committee.

 

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Special Discount to CIX – Early Bird Rate Expires on Friday Sept 15

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CIX | Rachel Wolfe | Sep 11, 2017

We are a proud Community Partner of CIX, Canada’s largest innovation and technology conference where investors, innovative start-ups, corporates and advisors converge to learn, network and do deals, taking place from October 17 - 18 at the Hilton Toronto.

The CIX 2017 Program will be the best ever with many new high profile speakers who are making their Canadian debut at CIX – such as Boz Saint John (new Chief Brand Officer at UBER), Marc Teerlink (Chief Business Strategist at IBM Watson) and Jason Smith  (Founder of Real Matters).  CIX has added intimate conversations with investors from the world’s tech giants (Google, Microsoft, Amazon etc), plus all registered entrepreneurs may book face-to-face meetings with top investors.

Click here to see CIX’s 2017 Top 20 Canadian tech start-ups who will be presenting at CIX.

Hurry! Only 5 days left to register for CIX summit and save $50 with our registration rate, on until September 15. You may register online and use code CIX17PARTNEREB, or reach out to Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com for further registration inquiries.


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 1600+ 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 at www.ncfacanada.org.

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[Nov 16, Toronto Event]: New Frontiers in Capital Innovation – Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

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Event Overview:

Date/Time:  Nov 16, 2017  (3:00pm - 6pm)

Venue:  Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, 100 King St. West, Suite 1600

First Canadian Place (Map)

Educational afternoon event plus networking (refreshments will be served)

Registration:  $25 (Early), $35 (Members), $45 (Standard) + HST

Limited tickets - reserve your seat today

Event Sponsors and Presenting Partners:

Interested in getting involved?  info@ncfacanada.org
 

Host

 

 

Venue Partner

Blocksale.io

Pegasus Fintech

 

Polymath

 

Tokenfunder

 

MLG Blockchain Consulting

Blockchain + Crowdfunding = ICOs

A new funding mechanism using distributed ledger technology (Blockchain) with the potential for massive disruption of public (IPOs) and private markets (venture capital) has exploded globally and is hotter than hot. Often referred to as 'Crowdsales', Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and tokens represent the next generation of Crowdfinance and P2P online capital and community aggregation having raised in excess of $1 billion in the first half of 2017.  ICOs are fully digital offers that are designed and sold using the protocols of smart contract technology inherent on public blockchains such as Ethereum that are quickly evolving.

Join us for an afternoon of focused expert discussions followed by an opportunity to network with active participants in the sector. If you are an investor, a company actively raising capital or key stakeholder in capital markets innovation then this is a must attend event for you that will include in depth panel discussions, presentations, Q&A and networking at venue partner Gowling WLG in Toronto.

Agenda:

Registration opens 3pm

Content kicks off at 3:30pm

Event wrap-up by 6-6:30pm

(Detailed agenda and speakers coming soon...)

 

Why attend this seminar?

  • This is essential knowledge for any one interested in emerging Alternative Finance mechanisms and markets quickly evolving on the Blockchain - Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs, Tokens, Crypto)
  • Expert perspectives delivered by companies and investors that 'live and breath' the topics being discussed every day.
  • Rapid learning format.  Get exposure to the most important elements in a short period of time.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and answers and network with speakers and experts.

Questions you can expect to be answered

  • What is an blockchain-enabled crypto currency, coin, initial coin offering, token?
  • What problems are ICOs solving and what is the potential impact they will have on venture financing?
  • What do initial coin offerings (ICOs) mean for markets, exchanges, investors and companies?
  • What are the latest trends, insights and examples of successful (and not successful) ICOs/tokens?
  • What are the hottest ICO sectors and why?
  • Is an ICO a suitable fit for our business?
  • What are the current regulations and potential of ICOs in Canada, and how do we compare to other jurisdictions?
  • Explore the nature of ICOs and associated risks, costs and financial implications of launching an ICO product to market; or investing in this asset class.

Who should attend event?

  • Innovators, investors, ICO and Crowdfinance/P2P/Fintech decision makers, professionals, advisors, and entreprepreneurial and innovation networks in the alternative finance sector.
  • Startups and SME businesses interested in raising capital from initial coin offering (ICO) and crowdfinancing markets that want to learn about emerging opportunities, regulations, strategies, costs and risks.
  • Investors of all types interested in participating in ICOs and investments online including retail investors, accredited investors, angel investors, VC groups and affiliates, fund managers etc.
  • Prospective funding portals or EMDs looking to move their practice online, or add crypto/ICO/token related products to their offerings.

About the Event Sponsors and Presenting Partners:

 

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding, alternative finance, fintech, P2P, ICO, and online investing stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, industry stewardship, and networking opportunities to over 1600+ 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.

For more information, please visit:  www.ncfacanada.org


 

Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.  With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 19 cities across Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with top-tier legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas.  Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience in key global sectors, including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech.  We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed – no matter how challenging the circumstances. Our culture is, above all, about people and teams, based on our belief in the power of relationships to deliver tangible business results.

For more information, please visit: gowlingwlg.com


 

Blocksale (BOK) – is a decentralized application network for accredited investors and ITOs built on the Ethereum blockchain. Blocksale will be the first AML KYC compliant ITO presale buying group.  Blocksale, known as BOK, is an exclusive presale group specifically made for accredited investors looking to acquire tokens from Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) in the presale stages where the token value can be ten cents on the dollar compared to the value during the actual ITO offering. The goal of BOK is to set an industry standard in ITO presales by building a large international customer base that will only be investing in best of breed ITOs. Our proprietary AI technology will be developed to analyze all ITOs past present and future. It will determine what properties define best of class in ITOs to increase the chances for successful investments. By correlating cryptoeconomic and geopolitical data with historical ITOs the AI technology will forecast the potential ROI from each individual offering. Alongside the functionality of AI integration, BOK will also be launching a Decentralized Applications (DApps) Network to facilitate the end-toend process for clients, maximizing end user experience. All of these different functionalities gather to form a long-term growth platform.

For more information, please visit:  blocksale.io


 

Pegasus Fintech, Inc. focuses on supporting innovative solutions in the Financial Services, Technology, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency communities.  Pegasus has developed a full-service process for assisting organizations who want to do an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).  Together with our team of highly skilled industry professionals and partners we create, with our clients, the necessary business, legal, accounting, technology development, capital and funding strategies, whitepapers, roadmaps, marketing and sales processes to deploy successful and compliant ICOs.  Pegasus also has created an integrated network platform, called the Pegasus Matrix, supporting interactivity through Pegasus supported ICO use cases.  This provides investors and Token holders the ability to use any Token within the Pegasus Matrix and to facilitate market liquidity.

For more information, please visit:  pegasusfintech.com


 

Polymath aims to be the industry first security token launch pad and disrupt the multi trillion dollar securities industry by creating an open platform that gives global businesses access to the blockchain, smart contracts and token creation technology. Polymath will make security tokens available to investors in a fully compliant and regulated manner. The platform, officially launching on October 1, will serve as a launch pad for companies looking to create and issue securities tokens by automating the complex legal and technical functions of a token sale. Polymath aims to do for securities tokens what Ethereum did for application tokens. Polymath is launching an ICO during Q4 of 2017 in order to generate Polymath Tokens (PLY) and fund development of the platform. Polymath Tokens will serve as a utility token for issuers, investors, and developers to access, use and further develop the Polymath network. Polymath’s mission is to become the open-source standard for launching asset-backed AML/KYC compliant tokens. 

For more information, please visit:  polymath.network


 

LG Blockchain is a global blockchain consulting and development firm headquartered in Toronto with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia that is focused on building next generation applications using blockchain and smart contract technology. MLG Blockchain is blockchain agnostic and is experienced working with many blockchain fabrics.

For more information, please visit:  MLG Blockchain Consulting


Register now - limited capacity!

 

Interested in getting involved?

Interested in learning more about this event or opportunities to get involved as a partner, please email to info@ncfacanada.org


 

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Peggy Van de Plassche, VP Innovation at CIBC, Joins the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Board

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About NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Aug 10, 2017

Peggy Van De Plassche, Advisor

TORONTO, AUG 10, 2017 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that Peggy Van de Plassche, VP Innovation at CIBC has joined the Association’s Advisory Board as Advisor.

As the VP Innovation at CIBC, Peggy and her team lead the strategic partnerships for the organization.  Prior to joining CIBC, Peggy started a couple of Fintech ventures, invested in the space, consulted for large and small entities, and worked at CGI and BMO on their strategic technology investments.  A Finance professional by trade, Peggy started working in technology 15 years ago; She brings a wealth of experience to the NCFA.  A board member of the Digital Finance Institute, Peggy is also involved in the community via United Way, the Wild Animal Sanctuary and Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.

There is a huge opportunity to democratize the access to private investments in Canada while decreasing the costs and improving both the quantity and the quality of the deals. I am excited to join the NCFA to support that agenda that will benefit greatly retail investors!  Peggy Van De Plassche, VP Innovation, CIBC

Peggy is in the 'right place at the right time' and we're thrilled to have her join the NCFA's Advisory board to further advance the development of next generation crowdfunding market opportunities for Canadian companies and investors.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience will provide great value to industry and we look forward to working closely with Peggy and her team.  Craig Asano, CEO, NCFA Canada

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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 1650+ 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. For more information please visit: www.ncfacanada.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Craig Asano
casano@ncfacanada.org
416 618 0254

 

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Sherwood Neiss, General Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors LLC, Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Group

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NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Aug 1, 2017

Sherwood Neiss, Advisor, Global Crowdfunding Markets

TORONTO, AUG 1, 2017 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss, General Partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors LLC, has joined the Association as Advisor, Global Crowdfunding Markets.

Mr. Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Title III of the U.S. JOBS Act to legalize equity and lending-based crowdfunding. He is in the forefront of the crowdfunding industry, as the co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (“CCA”). CCA is a consulting firm serving certain governments and multi-lateral organizations including Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, governments of Chile, Malaysia, Israel, and the UAE, professional investors, crowdfunding professionals and the entrepreneurial community. Mr. Neiss co-authored the World Bank’s research report “Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World” as well as the MIF report “Creating a Crowdfunding Ecosystem in Chile.” Mr. Neiss serves on the advisory boards of several crowdfunding companies. He is a co-founder and former-board member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association and the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates. Mr. Neiss was selected as a recipient of the Crowdfunding Visionary Award. VentureBeat listed Mr. Neiss as one of the most influential thought leaders in crowdfunding. Prior to CCA, Mr. Neiss co-founded FLAVORx, Inc., acted as its chief financial officer, won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as the Inc. 500 award three years in a row.

“As we’ve seen with the intersection of the Web with many other industries, it isn’t a matter of IF Securities-based Crowdfunding and online finance comes online but when. Now that data is available to start showing the logical flow of capital from investors to promising community-based businesses via securities that match both entrepreneur and investor needs, governments are playing fast follower. There will be a time when online fundraising is the norm and it won’t be a matter of decades but years. The time is now for Canada to join the rest of the world.” -- Sherwood Neiss, General Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors LLC

“Sherwood (AKA Woodie) has been coined the grandfather of the co-investing movement in the U.S. for a reason - he wrote the book and genuinely believes in the sustainable impact and power that online crowdfunding can make to the bottom line of companies, investors and government the world over.  He understands that to tap the benefits of crowdfunding for all, there needs to be greater education, investor confidence (data standards), tax incentives and wide public and government support.  We welcome Sherwood's vast experience in Canada and join his efforts to make crowdfunding a tangible and equitable economic growth engine for local communities which transcends 'for profit only mentality' and is opening up doors for start-ups and seasoned businesses in support of the entrepreneurial spirit and new economy.” -- Craig Asano, Executive Director, NCFA Canada

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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. For more information please visit: www.ncfacanada.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Craig Asano
casano@ncfacanada.org
416 618 0254

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A U.S. Perspective: Can Canadian Alternative Finance Contend?

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NCFA Canada | John Neal | July 6, 2016

As an intern from the States I have had the pleasure of living in Toronto for the last month while working for NCFA Canada under a study abroad experience. While adapting to Canadian culture is simple, you learn to navigate the subtle differences such as use of metric system, reading temperatures in Celsius, the typical American adjustment.

Canada vs the U.S.

When I think of U.S. Canada relating to each other I think similar lifestyle, similar culture and perhaps similar economic activity just proportionate to each other’s respective size. Yet, while learning about the Crowdfunding industry in Canada compared to the UK and the US there seems to be major disconnect.

For example, the U.S. outweighs Canada in Crowdfunding numbers by $36,000,000,000 to 190,000,000 in 2016. Let’s put this into perspective Canada’s numbers are 0. 00000527% of the United States. That’s 5 one millionth of the U.S.’s numbers (Download:  2016 Alternative Finance in Canada report).

Source: NCFA 2016 Alternative Finance Industry Report

Alternative Finance Crowdfunding and FinTech are common global trends spreading like wildfire internationally but at a much slower pace here in Canada (from what I can see). I’m aware of the innovation in Canada and the willingness to be a catalyst for change. However, in the States there are two cities that champion FinTech, San Francisco (Silicon Valley) and New York. These two global hubs amass for a large portion of the technological innovation within the U.S. To grow Canada’s Alternative Finance sector, there must be some form of change soon of how these portals are regulated.

See:  Competition Bureau suggests Canadian FinTech sector’s slow growth due to regulation, consumer complacency

In 2015 S.E.C. in the United States adopted rules to permit crowdfunding on a larger scale. Proactive measures have taken place States side, the question remains can Canada essentially foster the innovation that is present South of the border and nurture Alternative Finance to become a viable source of financing for Canadian companies and likewise an opportunity for domestic and global investor?  The power of alternative finance, evolving digital platforms and online digital trends is becoming an authentic form of raising capital.

New forms of finance have been empowered by consumer driven online marketplaces (i.e. Crowdfunding) which has led to the creation of countless new opportunities in the financial sector.” – Cato Pastoll, Co-Founder & CEO of Lending Loop.

U.S. ability to adapt to change

United States crowdfunding has shown promise according to the dollar $ numbers raised, however there are continued measures to fix bugs and strengthen regulatory actions. For instance, the “H.R. 4855 Bill “Fix Crowdfunding Act” passed by the house in the States on July 6th, 2016. We can see that in the U.S. there are continued efforts to alter regulations in favor for efficient crowdfunding. Another significant modification that separates U.S. and Canada is the use of advertising for crowdfunding. In Canada, there are restrictions for crowdfunding advertising and solicitation (Read more here!) while  in the United Sates advertising is allowed for crowdfunding for issuers. Limiting crowdfunding offer distribution channels can be seen as hindering education, and impeding the growth of the Canadian industry.

Funding options for a new generation

I have noticed University students in the States are quickly evolving and many of my colleagues are currently using or thinking about relying on Alternative Finance portals to provide them with adequate capital to take student innovation to launch new businesses to market. Innovation is what drives millennial students at American Universities. Fortunately, the concept of crowdfunding in the States is welcomed, and my fellow peers are benefiting from its rewards while investors are simultaneously gaining access to great new investment opportunities.  I can envision Canada eventually adopting some regulatory changes to encourage market development to ensure Canadian companies have equal access to new financing models. This would be exceptional for business of all kinds, due to simpler Alternative Finance access. Canada deserves to be among the top leaders in Alternative Finance-Crowdfunding and I am confident over time they will.

While the United States and Canada remain strong economic partners, when it comes to crowdfunding there currently remains a massive void for the Canadians. Ultimately, can Canada adopt enough change for alternative finance – crowdfunding to allow it to contend in 2017?  Get our your crystal ball and let me know what you think the results will be??  email:  john@ncfacanada.org

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John Neal, a NCFA Canada Marketing Intern from Michigan State University. John focuses on business/marketing development for NCFA Canada. Increasing awareness for Canadian Crowdfunding Industry by way of online and offline outreach.

 

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 at www.ncfacanada.org.

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CALLING ALL COMPANIES, INVESTORS & FUNDING PLATFORMS! Help Define the Future of Alternative Finance Crowdfunding in Canada

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NCFA Canada (About Us) | June 22, 2017

This is a vital time for the alternative finance crowdfunding sector in Canada.

The crowdfunding sector in Canada offers tremendous potential to innovate and improve capital formation, storage and the distribution of resources by leveraging technology to unlock transactional inefficiencies, provide more liquidity and help small businesses, the backbone of the Canadian economy, to commercialize and globally compete in modern digital times.  While market volumes grew 48% from 2013-2015 and is predicted to reach $190 million in 2016 (download 2016 NCFA report), Canadian markets continue to fall behind international competitors due to market stifling regulations (eg., US $35.2 billion in 2016, Chicago-Booth/Cambridge report).

Your voice is more critical than ever before! 

  • All survey participants will be entered into a draw to receive a $100 gift card of their choice plus $25 Uber promo card for their time.
  • Are you an innovative company raising seed or growth capital? Have you considered raising your next financing in alternative finance markets? What are the most important decision drivers?
  • As a retail or accredited investor, how many deals have you backed in the past 12 months? What’s working and what’s not?

Please take 5min and show support for capital innovation, SME growth and new investment opportunities in alternative finance markets:

  • Your confidential responses will form the basis for NCFAs annual 2017 report to be published later this fall
  • Armed with this data, we seek to promote nationwide growth within the industry and create a persuasive impact on allowing more flexible government regulations and educational support for Alternative Finance Crowdfunding in Canada.  Share your voice now

“We are on the cusp of a new, potentially revolutionary era in consumer and SME finance that harnesses the wisdom of the crowd and its power to effect huge change in the financial sector.”  NCFA Canada

Take the survey now:   http://bit.ly/2perd2N

*Only Open until June 30

We highly appreciate your time and thank for participating in the survey!  Questions?  info@ncfacanada.org.

Sincerely

Craig Asano
Founding Executive Director
NCFA Canada
(416) 618-0254

 

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 at www.ncfacanada.org.

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