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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.

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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 crowdfundingONSite
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 FundraisingBCSite
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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AI Regulation | May 24, 2024 The Council of the European Union greenlights the first Artificial Intelligence (AI Act) Regulation The Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) was given final approval on May 21, 2024 by the Council of the European Union, possibly setting a new global standard for AI regulation.  This regulation aims to protect the fundamental rights of the EU citizens while supporting innovation and the development of AI technologies.  The Act exclusively applies under the EU legal framework with some exemptions for military, defence, and research applications. Here's the timeline of events... The Act on the AI, proposed by the European Commission under the aegis of Thierry Breton, was submitted in April 2021 On 8 December 2023, a provisional agreement between the co-legislators (the European Parliament and the Council) was reached On 21 May 2024, the EU Council concluded its deliberations on the AI Act Risk-Based Approach in AI Regulation The AI Act is based on a 'risk-based' approach and classifies AI systems in three groups, considering the potential harm they could cause to society. See:  Australia to Regulate High-Risk Artificial Intelligence If an AI System is determined to be a 'Limited Risk', limited transparency obligations will apply ...
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May 24, 2024 Gardeners with green thumbs are not able to escape the dreary look that outweighs the spring look. With passing seasons, springs are shorter and summers are extended, making it impossible to grow long stalk peonies, dahlias, and heirloom roses. The heat is rendering a bitterness to the kale leaves, and those tomatoes are best found in sundried preserves. Fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers are becoming sparse as the weather conditions are changing dramatically and without any forewarning. The case of a passionate green space enthusiast is not lost if they choose a custom built greenhouse where they can grow tomatoes year-long and grow varieties of flowers, even the super delicate ones that need hand holding. In a controlled environment that protects the plants including seedling trays in the nurseries from harsh changes in the climate, a greenhouse is a haven for all garden needs. The best part is, should you choose you can even landscape your greenhouses and make them as an extension of your sunrooms. You can spruce up the old sofas that you never discarded because of their Victorian upholstery in this space, and make it your escape route to your happy space. Throw in ...
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Payments | Release | May 24, 2024 Lightspeed partnership with Uber Direct and Uber Eats to unlock new opportunities for merchants Lightspeed's new North American partnership with Uber Direct and Uber Eats is expected to streamline delivery services and operational capabilities for merchants like hotels, restaurants, and retail, while expanding their market reach by accessing millions of new potential customers. The new partnership promises cost-effective delivery through Uber Direct, keeping merchants free from the headache and resources needed to build and maintain a delivery fleet. This will slash overhead costs and logistics, so merchants can focus on their core operations and growth. The Montreal-based payments technology company said the integrations create an option for Lightspeed customers to list menu offerings and receive orders direct from the Uber Eats marketplace. They will also be able to take orders through their own branded website with the order-anywhere system of Lightspeed and then use Uber Direct for delivery. Other offerings from Uber Direct include a same-day or next-day delivery service that uses API integrations and no-code tools for its business customers. See:  Embedded Finance: Banking Meets the Customer Prior to the company's collaboration with Lightspeed, Uber Direct and Uber Eats managed their integrated ...
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Cybersecurity | May 24, 2024 A recent leak of biometric data in India is a 'stark warning' about the evolving risks that law enforcement bureaus across the world are now facing Tens of thousands of Indian police officers and applicants have had their personal biometric data compromised, consisting of fingerprints, facial scans, and other sensitive information in what is now the most massive data breach in the country.  Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered close to 500 GB of sensitive data on an exposed server linked to ThoughtGreen Technologies. See:  Unlocking Opportunities in India: Ontario’s Fintech and Cybersecurity Export Events Fowler said the exposed data was critical in nature because biometrics cannot be changed like most other personal information if the data was compromised. More than 284,000 documents on police personnel were among the leaked data, underlining the enormity of the hack. The risk increased when these cyber criminals began advertising the sale the same biometric data through outlets like Telegram. ThoughtGreen Technologies has secured the breach of its data and notified law enforcement however, the breach triggered discussions about the adequacy of measures for data protection and the biometric information that is subject to misuse.  As the accumulation of biometric ...
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Regulation | May 23, 2024 Regulatory Milestone:  SEC Approves the first batch of 19b-4 Forms of Ethereum ETFs On May 23, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cleared a major hurdle in approving 8 Ethereum Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), which would allow investors to gain exposure to Ethereum through a regulated financial product. The ETPs include: Grayscale Ethereum Trust Bitwise Ethereum ETF iShares Ethereum Trust VanEck Ethereum Trust ARK 21Shares Ethereum ETF Invesco Galaxy Ethereum ETF Fidelity Ethereum Fund Franklin Ethereum ETF As reported by Reuters, although the applications for a rule change to list new products has been approved by the SEC, still need the SEC's approval of ETF registration statement details and S-1 filings related to investor disclosures before they are able to begin trading. Unlike the exchange filings, there is no set time frame in which the SEC needs to decide on those statements. Two sources familiar with the process said that "...many issuers are ready to launch but the corporate finance division of the SEC has indicated that it is likely to request changes and updates in coming days and weeks." The SECs order basically states that they are comfortable that the proposed ETPs can ...
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Regulation | May 23, 2024 Key Digital Finance Legislation in the European Union Digital finance in the EU refers to all financial services and instruments that rely on new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) from digital payment services and instruments to new market infrastructure for crypto assets using distributed ledger technologies. Below is an overview based on the European Parliament's briefing update on 'Digital Finance Legislation:  Overview and State of Play".  It is quite essential for the regulation and framework set upon by the EU to find a balance between innovation and digitization that will in turn provide an environment that is safe both for risk management and the consumers' protection. 2020 Digital Finance Package Collectively, the digital finance regulations are called, "The 2020 package" and they are a foundational regulatory framework focusing on: Tackling market fragmentation Facilitating digital innovation Promoting a financial data space Addressing new digital finance challenges See:  EU Lawmakers Approve Historic AI Regulation Act Overall, the package aims to improve market efficiency, strengthen consumer protection and support innovation by: Streamlining digital finance regulations Providing clear regulatory frameworks for digital finance innovations Providing a supportive regulatory environment, fostering new financial technologies Four (4) Key Digital Finance Regulations ...
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DeFi Legal Battle | May 23, 2024 Uniswap Legal War with the SEC: A DeFi Test Case Concurrent to the recent passing of the FIT21 bill by the U.S. House, the ongoing legal battle between Uniswap and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a monumental test case for decentralized finance (DeFi) with regulatory implications and challenges facing open-source financial systems globally.  The SEC has accused Uniswap of operating an unregistered securities exchange and claims that its UNI token constitutes an investment contract. On the other hand, Uniswap counters these allegations by emphasizing the decentralized nature of their protocol. Uniswap argues that its software is autonomous, enabling peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries. This, they claim, exempts them from the definition of a securities exchange.  Uniswap’s protocol has demonstrated remarkable efficiency and security, facilitating over $2 trillion in trading volume without significant security breaches. This achievement highlights the potential for DeFi platforms to provide efficient, secure, and transparent financial services, potentially surpassing the capabilities of traditional financial systems. Legal Precedents and Weak SEC Case Uniswap’s legal team, which includes former high-profile SEC officials, is focused on the perceived weaknesses in the SEC’s case. They argue that historical court ...
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Crypto | May 23, 2024 The U.S. House of Representatives has officially passed the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21) Now, crypto in America is one step closer to getting the bill that will regulate digital assets in the country. That passage of FIT21 with bipartisan support shows growing consensus of the need for clear regulatory frameworks that foster crypto innovation while protecting consumers. Vote Stats FIT21 passed with a notable majority with bipartisan collaboration: Total Votes in Favor: 279 Democratic Support: 71 Democrats voted in favor Republican Support: 208 Republicans voted in favor Votes Against: 136, most by the Democrats due to some reservations that they hold about some of the bill's regulatory provisions Key Features of the FIT21 Bill Remove the confusion between the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding which regulator is actually in charge. The current confusion leaves users vulnerable to fraud and stifles innovation in the sector. See:  Responsible Development of Digital Assets (Crypto): Decoding Biden’s Executive Order It ensures the appropriate consumer protections are in place to help prevent scenarios like the collapse of FTX, safeguarding customer funds. With a clear regulatory framework, it ...
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AI | May 22, 2024 Project Astra Introduction and 3 Real-Time, Multimodal AI Use Cases Project Astra is the most ambitious project born to Google DeepMind, which aspires to be an all-encompassing AI agent with real-time understanding and interaction capabilities of it's surroundings. This builds on Google's Gemini work to ensure richer capabilities for Google's AI assistants and multimodal capabilities in how it can handle voice, video, text, and other forms of interaction. See:  AI’s Ethical Dilemma Grows as Innovation Surges Google hasn't provided a date (yet) for when we will see it land in public hands but it was demonstrated at Google I/O 2024 how developers could use it to 'see' and answer complex questions about objects and provide context-enriched information in real time. Here's a video of Google's vision for 'the future of AI assistants' demoing early capabilities. Project Astra is Multimodal and Real-time Project Astra processes—voice, video, text—and uses them when interacting with the environment for impressive results. The user can simply point a camera or smart glasses at an object, and Astra will give detailed information on it in real time. Astra will be able to remember the context of interactions and understand context within a ...
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May 22, 2024 Ottawa house owners are now turning to green doors are fashionable patio doors as they look for sustainable alternatives. Ottawa has sliding patio doors that provide the best and most convenient views as well as access to external spaces and at the same time are good for the environment These doors have been designed to experience minimum energy consumption through the utilization of materials with superior insulation and minimal impact on the environment. Eco-friendly sliding doors are not only a stylish and practical element but also contribute to the reduction of your home's carbon footprint makes the living place comfortable. These doors serve the purpose of styling the home and they are also vital in the move toward more sustainable and eco-friendly home design. What Are Eco-Friendly Patio Doors? Eco-friendly patio doors are exactly what their name suggests—a type of door designed to minimize environmental impact while maintaining functionality and style. These sliding patio doors Ottawa consist of sustainable materials that contribute positively to ecological conservation efforts, such as glass made from recycled materials and wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. The attention to detail is evident throughout the production process, from the choice of materials to ...
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