2019 Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

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OLD DIRECTORY (For those nostalgic folks)

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 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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The Economist | Brett Ryder | Oct 22, 2020 The Romantic vision when Tim Berners-Lee had when he created the World Wide Web in 1989 were the halcyon days. Now the web risks falling into what he has called a dystopia of prejudice, hate and disinformation. People around him talk of “digital feudalism” to describe the control big technology platforms have over data. As a result, Sir Tim has co-founded a startup, Inrupt, that aims to shift the balance of power. It is one of many incipient efforts aimed at putting data back into the hands of the people. This sounds like a quixotic goal as some $1.4trn of the combined $1.9trn market value of Alphabet (the owner of Google) and Facebook, comes from users’ data and the firms’ mining of it, after stripping out the value of their cash, physical and intangible assets, and accumulated research and development. See: House Lawmakers Condemn Big Tech’s ‘Monopoly Power’ and Urge Their Breakups These companies' appetite for data is a concern for policymakers. The platforms’ business models depend on network effects and scale to keep users engaged and to sell more advertising. The result is a culture of virality that, while entertaining, poisons ...
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Forbes | Michael del Castillo and Steven Ehrlich | Oct 24, 2020 As much as bitcoiners and crypto enthusiasts try to deny it, bringing in converts from traditional finance is the best way to legitimize and publicize the industry in the eyes of many investors.  One of the earliest executives to take the leap was CoinShares executive chairman Daniel Masters. After a distinguished career with JP Morgan and elsewhere, he serendipitously stumbled upon bitcoin after the commodities supercycle ended following the global financial crisis. Forbes sat down with Masters to get his thoughts on the future of this industry. Forbes: How do you think this evolution towards CBDCs will impact traditional financial infrastructure? Masters: The most interesting aspect of CBDCs is the impact they will have on commercial banks and the financial system as a whole. Today, central banks issue currency to a slew of commercial banks like Chase and Bank of America. These banks do two things—create products and services such as mortgages, and deal with the end users. See:  US Federal Reserve Actively Working on Digital Dollar I think we are going into a new paradigm where central banks issue CBDCs, commercial banks cease to exist and the ...
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Reuters | Chris Taylor | Oct 22, 2020 NEW YORK - This year has taught us a lot of things, but here is one major 2020 lesson: Tech skills are a virtual necessity. Digital upskilling is not new: Amazon announced a $700 million initiative to boost the digital skills of its workforce last year. PwC rolled out its own $3 billion program, and a flurry of other corporate giants from Nationwide to Home Depot to IBM are all doing the same. The COVID-19 pandemic pressed the fast-forward button, however, accelerating a tech shift already taking place. According to PwC’s Global Digital IQ survey, 86% of top-performing companies reported that digital training programs boosted employee engagement and performance. Those in-demand gigs include software developer, digital marketing, IT admin, and data analyst. “Before there used to be tech jobs, and non-tech jobs,” said Joe Atkinson, PwC’s chief products and technology officer. “Now there are just ‘jobs’, and everyone needs to have comfort with technology.” See:  Why workplace learning matters more than ever Helping your Employees Manage their Most Sacred Commodity: Time Manager and machine: The new leadership equation So what tech skills are we talking about, exactly? Bite-size “If you ask an ...
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Andreeson Horowitz |  Matthieu Hafemeister |  Oct 23, 2020 Historically, the definition of an investor has been almost entirely focused on the financial component: the flow of capital from those who have it to those who need it. More recently, the venture capital model expanded the perception of what it means to be an investor. Startups now look for those with expertise, a strong brand, connections, and a slew of other resources, in addition to deep pockets. Over the past decade, through the rise of alternative investments, fractional shares programs, and companies like Robinhood, it’s become easier for anyone to become an investor. However in the public markets, retail investors are often still viewed solely as capital providers. Companies are unlikely to know who their retail investors are, much less engage with them. See:  European Union Approves New Crowdfunding Rules that Apply to Member States, Funding Cap Set at €5 Million Hypothetically, let’s say you own shares in what we’ll call FintechCompany A. As a FintechCompany A shareholder, that likely means that you support the company’s vision, product, and leadership team and hope that it will succeed. But as a retail investor, owning shares is about as deep as the ...
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NCFA Canada | Oct 23, 2020 JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY EVERY FRIDAY. EP45:  Mission-driven and Consumer-centric Financial Services Guest:  KEITH TAYLOR, Executive Director, DUCA Impact Lab (LinkedIn) Bio:  Keith Taylor is the Executive Director of The DUCA Impact Lab, an innovation hub founded by DUCA Financial Services Credit Union. The Impact Lab is a hub for leveraging emerging technology and community-based insight to build banking models that benefit all members of the community. Prior to DUCA, Keith worked as strategic advisor to a group of companies accounting for over $500 million of community investment annually. He started his career in international development working on business planning and finance for community owned businesses in the Caribbean. Since then, Keith has worked in Canada and internationally on a variety on initiatives focused on philanthropy, social enterprise, social finance and strategy. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University. About this episode: Keith Taylor, Executive Director of the DUCA Impact Lab chats with Anna Niemira about consumer-centric and fair banking.  They discuss how a group of underbanked Canadian newcomers back in 1954 focused on solving a real problem ...
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DigFin |Oct 21, 2020 BNP Paribas Securities Services is reinventing a bank’s value where processing is no longer needed. One of the benefits of blockchain-based projects at Australia Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange is they will eliminate the bulk of post-trade processing. No more reconciliations between investors, corporates, brokers and custodians – because all relevant data is tracked on a shared ledger. Ditto for the paperwork among fund managers, distributors, registrars and transfer agencies, once tracking fund subscriptions and redemptions and cutting NAVs is fully automated in one network. See:  4 Digital Transformation Lessons that Banks Need to Learn from Covid-19 BNP Paribas Securities Services is embracing blockchain, A.I. and other digital technologies to reinvent the custodian of the future. It has recently announced plans to introduce “smart elections” for shareholders in 2021, a project done with blockchain vendor Digital Asset. Gary O’Brien, Hong Kong-based head of custody and clearing products for Asia Pacific, said, “The core role for us is in asset services, reporting and settling transactions. But we are also taking client requests and transaction details to the market in the format they need, and vice versa. He says this is in line with what ASX ...
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BCBusiness | Michael McCullough | Oct 20, 2020 Will COVID-19 be the shock that finally shakes up our stodgy (and expensive) payment systems? If you’re like me, you have a small pile of change on your dresser or bedside table. It’s been making the rounds of your pants and jacket pockets for months. As the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift to contactless payment—the tap of a credit card or scan of a phone app—those coins have become excess baggage. And the change could be permanent. “You have a whole swath of the population that’s been forced to adopt financial technology,” observes Steve Marshall, CEO of RevoluGroup Canada, a Vancouver-based digital payments startup. “There’s no going back.” It’s already happening in Europe, says the globe-trotting Brit, who led a reverse takeover of a mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2016 to create RevoluGroup and pivot to digital payments. Today’s cash-free COVID economy is further pressuring Canada’s government to create a legal framework for so-called open banking. See:  Global Risk Institute Report: Discussing Open Banking Regulation for Canada The concept got its start more than a decade ago in China, where phone apps such as Alipay and ...
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Finance Magnates | Oct 19, 2020 Crypto assets continue to be some of the most promising instruments traded in 2020. To better understand this growing space, Finance Magnates spoke with Konstantin Anissimov, Executive Director at UK cryptocurrency exchange, CEX.IO for his perspective. CEX.IO Has Become One of the First Exchanges to Onboard Institutional Clients. What Was the Impetus behind This Strategy and What Are Your Goals in Doing So? I’ll start by saying that the strategy for onboarding institutional clients is related to the situation in the market. More and more corporate and institutional investors are moving towards crypto as an alternative investment asset. And in doing so, they are looking for trusted, reliable partners. Our strategy has been to create the tools and the platform for institutional clients which provides a way to invest in crypto assets that is trustworthy, secure and in-line with their expectations for compliance and effectiveness. See:  The case against BitMEX is a compass pointing towards the future of crypto regulation In terms of our goals within this strategy, at CEX.IO we feel that the institutional space is going to grow tremendously in the next 2-3 years, and we plan to be at the forefront ...
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Guest Post | Oct 21, 2020 It's essential for businesses in Canada to keep up to date with the latest programs and initiatives that could be of benefit to their brands, and any company investing in scientific research or experimental development should absolutely be aware of the SR&ED program. This guide will take a look at what the SR&ED program is, how it works, how eligibility works, and so on. What Is the SR&ED Program? The SR&ED program stands for Scientific Research and Experimental Development. It's a tax incentive program, designed to encourage more companies to carry out research and development activities in Canada. Each year, more than 20,000 individual claimants are awarded over $3 billion in tax incentives, and the vast majority of companies benefiting from this scheme are small businesses and start-ups. Tax incentive programs like the SR&ED program have been used in Canada for decades, and the SR&ED program is yet another example of Canada rewarding companies that carry out important research and innovative development within its borders. It's the biggest single support program for research and development in the nation of Canada, and when compared to the programs of other countries, it's also one of the ...
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Cointelegraph | Helen Partz | Oct 21, 2020 Shares of Canada’s first publicly listed Bitcoin fund are up 30% since its launch in April. Canadian digital asset manager 3iQ has recorded a major milestone fo its public Bitcoin (BTC) fund. The Bitcoin Fund — Canada’s first Bitcoin fund listed on a major stock exchange — has crossed the $100 million market cap threshold, 3iQ announced in an Oct. 20 tweet. Tyler Winklevoss, a major cryptocurrency investor and a co-founder of United States’ Gemini crypto exchange, congratulated 3iQ on the milestone.  As previously reported, 3iQ launched its Bitcoin fund in April 2020, listing the Bitcoin Fund’s shares (QBTC.U) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. At the launch, the Bitcoin Fund listed nearly 1.5 million Class A shares on the exchange. See:  Bitcoin price hits record high for 2020 after PayPal finally adds cryptocurrency In conjunction with a new market cap milestone, the Bitcoin Fund’s shares have seen significant growth since its launch. At publishing time, QBTC.U is trading at $15.80, up about 30% from $11 when it was listed in April. At the launch, Winklevoss claimed that it was the “first public Bitcoin fund listed on a major stock exchange.” Winklevoss’s ...
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