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Last Revised: January 31, 2019
This is an ever evolving and growing directory of active (or beta) online financial technology platforms and service providers in Canada including sectors such as blockchain, crowdfunding, alternative finance, real estate, P2P lending, regtech, insurtech, aggregators, consultants and ecosystems. To request to be listed in the directory you need to be a member of NCFA and also email us directly with your request at casano@ncfacanada.org and we'll do our best to make updates periodically. To become a member of NCFA please click here.

Canadian FF Directory Jan 31 2019 - Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

 

TypeNameDescriptionBaseURL
Service ProviderAccesswireFlat Fee News DistributionUSSite
PortalArt Market CanadaCreative and Artistic ProjectsONSite
PortalArtsFunding.caCrowdfunding for the ArtsONSite
PortalATB BoostRCrowdfunding for local businesses in AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderBennett Milner Williams ConsultingCrowdfunding consultantABSite
Lending PortalBorrowellLoans for responsible CanadiansONSite
Equity PortalBrixReal Estate Equity crowdfunding ONSite
Service ProviderCanadian Media FundCanadian Crowdfunding ResourcesONSite
PortalChimpCanadian CharitiesBCSite
Service ProviderCoinPaymentsIntegrated payment gateway for cryptocurrencies and ICO marketplaceBCSite
Service ProviderCommercial PassportBlockchain Document Custody KYCQCSite
Equity PortalConsiderFunding.comEquity Crowdfunding PlatformBCSite
PortalCookiee JarGeneral Purpose Awareness and FundraiserONSite
Royalty PortalCorlRevenue based financing for tech startups and companiesQCSite
PortalCrowd AmplifyMulti-purpose platform aimed at users inexperienced with crowdfundingNBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund BeatCrowdfunding news and info (Canadian edition)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund SuiteCrowdfunding Management + ConsultingBCSite
PortalCrowdfundfusionCrowdfunding aggregatorMBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfunding DojoDirect marketing techniques for reward based campaignsONSite
PortalCrowdfunding.caGeneral Crowdfunding (WIP)SKSite
Service ProviderCrowdfundingADRDispute Resolution Services (North America - office in LA)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdFundOffice.comInvestor Services, Accounting and ComplianceONSite
PortalCrowdhelpsCrowdfunding campaigns to help womenONSite
Equity PortalCrowdmatrixEquity Crowdfunding PlatformONSite
Service ProviderCrowdrating.caCrowdsourced ratingsQCSite
PortalCrowdSurferGeneralABSite
Service ProviderCurexeSend and Receive Funds GloballyONSite
Service ProviderDonorhutWhite label fundraising software for charities and non-profitsMBSite
Service ProviderEquibit GroupBlockchain solutions for the securities industryONSite
PortalFan.siSubscription-based crowdfunding for musicians and fansONSite
PortalFANPUSHMusic & EntertainmentBCSite
Service ProviderFinTech Growth SyndicateBusiness AcceleratorONSite
PortalFlipgiveCrowdfunding for non-profits through product sales & donationsONSite
Equity PortalForegrowthInstitutional Quality InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalFrontFundrOnline Investment PlatformBCSite
Service ProviderFundicaCrowdsourced access to grants, tax credits, loans and equity fundingQCSite
Equity PortalFundingNomadCrowdfunding for Entertainment, Media and Real Estate InvestmentONSite
PortalFundoCrowdfundingQCSite
PortalFundRazrRewards and cause based crowdfundingBCSite
Lending PortalFundThroughSmall Business LoansONSite
PortalFutureFunder.caCarleton UniversityONSite
PortalGiveffectCrowdfunding for CharitiesONSite
Service ProviderGlobal Blockchain TechnologiesPublic Investment fund focused on blockchainONSite
Equity PortalGotrooEquity Crowdfunding PlatformQCSite
Service ProviderGrowDigital Banking Solutions for Financial InstitutionsBCSite
PortalHaricotGeneral purposeQCSite
PortalHeroXCrowdsourcing global solutions and crowdfunding incentive prizesBCSite
Equity PortalHomeboundInvest in Crowdfunded Real Estate Properties (beta)ONSite
Service ProviderIgnitionDeckWordpress Crowdfunding PluginABSite
Service ProviderIntegral TransferShare Transfer AgencyONSite
PortalInvest Local BCCommunity Futures Stuart NechakoBCSite
Equity PortalInvestXPrivate equity for every investorBCSite
Service ProviderKatipultWhite Label Crowdfunding SoftwareABSite
Service ProviderKreativ ThotzConcept development to retail market servicesONSite
PortalLa RucheProjects impacting Quebec City and surrounding areasQCSite
PortalLabfundrCrowdfunding for ScienceNSSite
PortalLaunchopolisFull service crowd ventureONSite
Lending PortalLendifiedSmall Business LoansONSite
Lending PortalLending LoopOnline Lending MarketplaceONSite
Lending PortalLendMartSmall business lending options serviceQCSite
PortalLendpoolCrowdfunding for projectsONSite
PortalLuevoCrowdfunding FashionONSite
PortalMake a ChampAthletes and Sporting OrganizationsQCSite
PortalMake Giving HappenCrowdfunding platform that is customizable to your brand and goalsONSite
Service ProviderMatterealizeProduct Design ConsultancyABSite
PortalMeatme.caFarm to table crowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderMLG Blockchain ConsultingGlobal blockchain development and consulting firmONSite
PortalMy Class NeedsCanadian Classrooms K-12ONSite
Equity PortalNexusCrowdAccredited Investor CrowdfundingONSite
Service ProviderNiko / Nikola Tesla UniteNiko Coin EcosystemONSite
Equity PortalOpen AvenueReal Estate CrowdfundingONSite
PortalOpportunity International CanadaFunding individuals, groups and businesses that work to end povertyONSite
Equity PortalOptimize Capital MarketsPrivate placement for Accredited Investors and InstitutionsONSite
Service ProviderPegasus FintechICO Advisory ServicesONSite
PortalPicaticTicketing and Event ManagementONSite
Equity PortalPolymath NetworkBlockchain Securities (beta)ONSite
Lending PortalProgressaConsumer loans - helping Canadians build creditBCSite
PortalProject Her INCCrowdfunding for women entrepreneur owned & led businessesBCSite
PortalProjexityUrban Change ProjectsONSite
PortalPursuitCanadian AthletesNSSite
Equity PortalR2Online marketplace for Real Estate Debt/Equity Capital and InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalRealStarterReal Estate Equity CrowdfundingQCSite
Service ProviderREMITRInternational Money Transfers for BusinessONSite
PortalRocketSecurity Token CrowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderSeeding FactoryCrowdfunding Consulting and ManagementQCSite
PortalSeeds of ChangeMcGill University ProjectsONSite
Service ProviderSeedUps CanadaFundraising servicesABSite
PortalShareSpringCommunity Fundraising BCSite
PortalSmallchangefundGrassroots community projectsONSite
Service ProviderSmarter.loansLoan Directory for Any type of Loan or FinancingONSite
Equity PortalSVXSocial Venture Exchange for Impact Ventures, Funds and InvestorsONSite
PortalThe Funding PortalAccess to government grants, tax credits, accredited investors and private capitalONSite
Service ProviderThrinaciaDonation/reward-based White Label PlatformsBCSite
PortalTilt CanadaGroup paymentsONSite
Service ProviderTODA.NetworkFoundational Layer for Decentralized NetworksUSSite
Equity PortalTokenFunderBlockchain Crowdfunding. Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) *BetaONSite
Service ProviderTouchstone ServicesCrowdfunding Back officeONSite
PortalTrackieProfileCrowdfunding for track and field athletesONSite
Service ProviderTravelCoin FoundationTransforming the Travel IndustryUKSite
Service ProviderTravis SouthinCrowdfunding ResearchONSite
PortalTrend TrunkCreative crowdfunding for non-profits & charitiesONSite
PortalTruth North StrongNorthern Credit Union CommunitiesONSite
PortalUNU FundGeneral PurposeONSite
PortalUSEEDFor groups/organizations and programs at University of AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderVanbexGlobally recognized Blockchain consulting and expertiseBCSite
Lending PortalVaultCircleDigital Lending Investment Platform for Accredited InvestorsONSite
Equity PortalVestedEquity crowdfunding for startupsBCSite
PortalYoyomoloSocial fundraising platformQCSite

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TechCrunch | Mary Ann Azevedo | Dec 7, 2022 Plaid, a Fintech decacorn, is laying off 260 employees, or about 20% of its workforce, the company announced today In April of 2021, Plaid raised a $425 million Series D led by Altimeter Capital, which valued the company at around $13.4 billion. This was after its deal to be acquired by Visa for $5.3 billion fell through due to regulatory concerns. Hired ahead of revenue growth: In a letter to employees that was posted on Plaid’s website, CEO and co-founder Zach Perret said the company saw a rapid increase in usage by its existing customers, a large number of new customers and “substantial revenue acceleration” during COVID.  As such, the company “hired aggressively” to meet customer demand and invest in new products. However, macroeconomic shifts resulted in Plaid customers experiencing “slower-than-expected growth,” causing the company to backpedal. See:  Plaid Officially Opens it’s Canadian Office and Announces RBC Data Sharing Agreement What they get: Severance: All impacted employees will get 16 weeks of base pay in severance. Those who have been with Plaid for more than one year will get additional weeks.  Plaid will also be paying the cash equivalent of six months ...
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Quartz | Nate DiCamillo | Dec 6, 2022 Crypto traders don’t have to move their funds offshore to evade US taxes, as long as the US government allows wash trading of the nascent asset class. Tax loss harvesting: A group of economists from Cornell University, the University of North Carolina, and Tel Aviv University have discovered that every time the US increases crypto tax scrutiny, trading activity rises at US-based exchanges. That’s because traders are selling crypto, recording losses on their taxes, and buying it back to avoid incurring any actual losses. The economists released their findings this week in a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It is illegal for stock traders to engage in wash trading, which occurs when they buy and sell an equity within a 30-day period before or after the sale. This rule doesn’t exist for crypto in part because of the scattered regulatory approach the US has taken towards it, the economists argue. See:  Crypto Pragmatist: Checkout these free crypto (trading) tools Regulatory confusion: The IRS, for instance, treats crypto as property, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commision, which regulates derivatives markets, treats it as a commodity. Meanwhile, the SEC ...
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Quant | Rebecca Hackworth | Nov 28, 2022 Alternative fund managers are starting to recognise the benefits of tokenised funds - a new dawn for alternatives For fund managers, the potential to tap into an even wider cohort of investors is a significant opportunity. A recent study of 100 European fund managers by Madrid-based tokenisation platform, Token City, found that 52% are looking at tokenisation and 73% plan to invest in the next three years. ​“Regarding adoption, more than 85% of fund managers think if they don’t consider tokenisation, they risk being left behind,” says Yael Oaknin, Founder and CEO of Token City. “Tokenisation could improve several areas within asset management such as issuance, exchange and servicing. Potential benefits include improved access to, and personalisation of, investment solutions,” she adds. It gives managers the option to provide fractional ownership of their funds in an evergreen structure and offers accredited investors the chance to invest more easily.  Evergreen funds have no termination date. They allow managers to re-invest capital in companies with the most attractive growth prospects, while avoiding missing the additional upside when they IPO. Simpler redemption:  additional benefit is that the underlying smart contracts controlling economic ownership ensure that ...
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Crowdfund Insider | Alex Zeltcer | Nov 28, 2022 There’s no doubt in the minds of financial organizations and anti-laundering regulators that Know Your Customer (KYC) verified accounts prevent fraudulent activity– and that’s exactly the problem. Then:  In the early 1990s, governments around the globe had a growing concern about preventing the increasingly connected banking system from harboring international transfers of illicit funds. To combat this, they introduced KYC verification– a straightforward method of ensuring that the person a banker was speaking with was who they claimed to be. In practice, new banking customers had to present various documents, set forth by their local regulatory body, to open an account in their own name. In addition, it made it difficult for fraudsters using forged documentation to physically go from bank to bank. See:  Equifax Partners with Oasis Labs to Issue Anonymous KYC Credentials to DeFi and NFT Users Now - KYC verification in the digital era:   In line with anti-money laundering (AML) frameworks, cryptocurrency-related organizations, such as marketplaces and trading platforms, are considered a money service business (MSB) by the US government. As such, MSBs are legally required to KYC any account that reaches a daily trading threshold. In the ...
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Techstars Toronto | Sunil Sharma | Dec 7, 2022 We are excited to invite you to Techstars Toronto's seventh Demo Day Showcase! Join us on December 15th at 12:00 PM EST to meet the 12 companies graduating from the 2022 Winter Cohort. This Demo Day Showcase will give the investor community a look at 12 companies poised to disrupt industries and change the world through their technology. With our incredible network of mentors, investors, and partners across Canada already in place, Techstars Toronto sets out to bring the world’s best to Canada. This class spans from Canada to Africa. Investors take note, these companies mean business. Their traction and team size are seldom seen at this early stage, and their valuations are starting to soar, and surpassing a combined $100M USD already, which we believe is just the start. Techstars Toronto Winter 2022 Demo Day Dec 15th 12:00pm — 1:00pm EST Register for this online event Learn more about each of our 12 companies: Raenest - Modern financial management tool for African remote workforce talent and global businesses. Fez - Perfecting the last mile, one delivery at a time. Renda - Providing fulfillment and logistics infrastructure that enables and empowers ...
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CryptoPotato | Chayanika Deka  | Dec 5, 2022 The long-running legal spat between Ripple and the SEC and Ripple is drawing close after two years. Stuart Alderoty, General Counsel of Ripple, confirmed the company’s “final submission,” urging the court to grant judgment in its favor and said that Ripple is proud of the defense it has mounted on behalf of the entire digital asset industry. According to the court document, the San Francisco-based blockchain company asserted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has failed to prove the existence of any investment contracts governing the defendants’ offers and sales of XRP between the period 2013 and 2020. Ripple also said that both its founders are entitled to summary judgment on their decision to sell on foreign exchanges and added that the SEC could not provide any material fact to the contrary. See:  Legal experts say “This Is It” moment for XRP in Ripple lawsuit, Brad Garlinghouse CEO XRP took to Twitter to congratulate the team: “I said it on day 1, we will aggressively fight to get clear rules for the entire industry in the U.S. Congrats to all of Team Ripple for getting us to this point ...
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Brookings | Dec 7, 2022 Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST Online: https://www.brookings.edu/events/a-debate-should-crypto-be-regulated-by-the-federal-government/ The explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies and the implosion of cryptocurrency exchange FTX shine a spotlight on the fact that today’s regulatory apparatus is ill-equipped to oversee this new financial technology. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve are all wrestling with how best to oversee crypto. Several proposals are circulating in Congress. One camp argues that the risks to consumers and to financial stability demand a new rulebook. Another argues that regulating crypto would give it legitimacy and that it would be best to leave it alone. Debate moderator:  Kelly Evans, Anchor, CNBC's "The Exchange" YES, crypto should be regulated Peter Conti-Brown, Class of 1965 Associate Professor of Financial Regulation, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Nonresident Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings See:  Hester Peirce Reaffirms That the SEC’s Current Approach to Crypto Is ‘Not a Good Way of Regulating’ NO, crypto should not be regulated Stephen G. Cecchetti, Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School Register for this virtual debate on Dec 20 --> ...
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Crowdfund Insider | JD Alois | Dec 6, 2022 Issuance, a platform that specializes in aiding issuers raising capital under Reg A+, has announced its expansion into Canada. According to a company statement, Issuance is now an “endorsed service-provider partner” of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). The arrangement allows Issuance to offer preferred rates for CSE-listed companies, including reduced onboarding fees. Issuance said that it sees Canadian digital markets as underserved, representing an opportunity for firms enabling online capital formation. That being said, Issuance will have multiple competitors that facilitate private securities sales for a market that tends to punch above its weight class. Darren Marble, co-founder and CEO of Issuance, said they are excited to partner with CSE, an exchange known for supporting Canadian entrepreneurs. See:  Listed Issuer Financing Exemption: Canadian Securities Regulators Adopt Streamlined Capital-raising Option “As one of the limited number of platforms approved by the CSE as a recommended service provider for issuers, we believe this supports our position as one of the top platforms in the space. “With equity crowdfunding limited in Canada as compared to the United States, we continue to see a growing number of Canadian issuers looking south to raise capital from ...
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Decrypt | Alys Key | Dec 1, 2022 The CFTC chief has proposed that the average crypto investor should get different protection from professional and high-net-worth individuals. In remarks prepared for a conference in Singapore, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero said the current regime’s definition of a “retail investor” is too broad, covering everything from average households to millionaires and hedge funds. She added that she was not seeking to cut off the average investor’s access to the markets altogether but would seek public input on what kinds of extra protections should be afforded to these users. Initial ideas include easy-to-understand disclosures and limitations on leverage. See:  CSA releases 2022-2025 Business Plan focused on investor protection She was critical of the shift towards giving users direct access to the markets via trading apps, saying that a broker traditionally adds an extra layer of protection for the customer.  I caution against market structures that remove a broker’s duties to retail customers without a full assessment of what will be lost,” she said. Romero also called for her agency to invoke “heightened supervision” of crypto exchanges, adding she had been calling for such a move internally for months ...
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AUM Law | Nov 30, 2022 The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has released its most recent draft statement of priorities (SoP) in OSC Notice 11-797 – Request for Comments Regarding Statement of Priorities for Financial Year to End March 31, 2024. The draft SoP is open for comment until December 22, 2022, and describes the OSC’s key priority initiatives, broken down into one of the following four strategic goals for the year: Building Trust and Fairness in Ontario’s Capital Markets; A key priority under the first goal relates to advancing work on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures for reporting issuers. Strengthening Investor Safeguards; set out in the draft SoP is to strengthen investor safeguards. One key priority under this goal relates to the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). As indicated earlier this year by press release, the CSA is developing a proposal that will provide OBSI with binding decision making authority. See:  ISED Launches Competition Act Review: Consultation on the Future of Competition Policy in Canada Adapting Regulation to Align with Innovation and Evolving Markets; and The first key priority continues to refer to the crypto asset sector. Actions next year will involve continued application of regulatory ...
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