March 28th, 2017
Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director
Craig Asano is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, a newly formed non-profit that is Canada’s dynamic and inclusive Crowdfunding advocate. NCFA Canada works closely with industry partners, technology platforms, academia, affiliate groups and business associations to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry and voice across Canada.
Craig has amassed 15 years of experience as a marketing strategist, software technologist and start-up entrepreneur in technology, finance, manufacturing and real estate sectors. He is a leader, advocate and development professional of interactive web, data, CRM, campaign management, business intelligence and new venture development projects. He's an exceptional start-up incubator with strong business, analytical and organizational expertise combined with dynamic interpersonal and leadership qualities.
Craig is actively involved in developing the Fintech and Canadian Crowdfinance industry at all levels connecting with key participants across the country including industry, regulators, government and academia. He is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Small and Medium Size Enterprise Committee (SMEC) and has spearheaded multiple programs and initiatives such as anchor national conferences the Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (held in Toronto each Spring), VanFUNDING (held in Vancouver each Fall), National Ambassadors outreach program, educational FastTrack, and NCFA Canada’s advocacy efforts to advance equity-based Crowdfunding regulations in Canada.
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