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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NCFA Canada | Oct 16, 2020 JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY EVERY FRIDAY. EP44:  The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada Guests: RICHARD REMILLARD, President, RCG Group (LinkedIn) ROBIN FORD, Principal, Robin Ford Consulting (LinkedIn) DAVID LUCATCH, Co-Founder and CEO, KABN Systems North America (LinkedIn) LYNN JOHANNSON, Owner, E2 Management Corporation (LinkedIn) About this episode: Join us for a special Episode 44 where Craig Asano sits down with a panel of NCFA Advisors and members who discuss the vanguard of digital finance and it's ability to fund, develop and scale digital innovations in green finance, digital identity and other emerging ecosystem opportunities in Canada. Are success stories like Wealthsimple and Shopify repeatable? Covid has afforded us all the time to take stock on the past and present while considering a relaunch of the future. Will Canada get it right? NCFA Canada · EP 44 The Vanguard of Digital Innovation and Ecosystems in Canada Subscribe and tune in each Friday to check out the latest movers and shakers in fintech. Listen to more podcasts here: Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 Fintech Friday Transcript of Episode 44:   Intro: Welcome to fintech Friday's a weekly podcast brought to ...
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RCG Group | Richard Remillard and Michael  Scholz | Oct 15, 2020 Background:  Access to Capital for Scale-ups Canada has an SME and start-up ecosystem that is healthy in many respects, ranking second globally in ease of starting a business, but seemingly falls in short scaling growing businesses into globally competitive anchor firms, as fewer than 2% of Canadian mid-sized firms grow into large firms in any given year.1 As a result, SM Es account for about 90% of business sector employment in Canada2 versus 47% in the United States3, a fact that accounts for about 20% of the labour productivity gap between Canada's business sector and that of the United States. Ambitious, medium-sized firms require access to affordable sources of growth capital to be able to invest in activities (e.g. hiring talent, building infrastructure, and developing new technology) necessary to grow into globally competitive leaders. Evidence of stronger demand for such growth equity has been noted by the BOC, which expects its Growth & Transition Capital offerings to increase by 8% annually through fiscal 2024. See:  Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Task force report draws criticism Despite this, the financing challenges and opportunities surrounding medium-sized, higher-growth companies generally remain poorly ...
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BlacBiblio | Jo-Ann DaPonte | Oct 15, 2020 I am hoping that you, like me, want to redeem 2020 by making a positive impact in the lives of children and teens! Finding out about the campaign to bring The ABC's of Canadian Black History Kit ONLINE inspired me to do my part to ensure that our kids can see themselves in the positive, real stories of Black Canadians and that their teachers can equip them to think critically about what they see today, and tomorrow, and to act purposefully!    I immediately decided to support the campaign and share with my friends and family. The kit is the ONLY turnkey resource that’s available in Canada and every teacher needs it to easily plan and deliver engaging lessons and activities that kids excited about learning their history AND ready to talk about the important issues like racism, discrimination, social justice and what’s going on in today’s world. Take a look at the kit on www.blacbiblio.com Do you share my commitment to ensuring that ALL future generations know the real history of the Black Canadians that helped build our country?  If so, please join me in supporting the campaign to Bring the ABC's of Canadian Black History ONLINE before February 2021’s Black History Month.  With the current ...
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BDC | Oct 15, 2020 The U.S. presidential election on November 3 is dominating media attention. The candidates and their respective parties are proposing very different economic visions whose impact will go well beyond their country's borders. The state of the race Since winning the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden has led Donald Trump in national polls by an average margin of 7.3% (9.7% as of October 8). Biden also holds a substantial lead in a majority of swing states, but a bias in the polls in one direction or the other, as was the case in the 2016 election, remains a possibility. Taking this into consideration, poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight gave the Democratic candidate an 85% probability of victory as of October 9, compared to 15% for the President. Canada vulnerable to a protectionist tide Trade remains crucial for the Canadian economy. In 2019, exports accounted for 32% of Canada’s GDP. Each month, our country exports approximately $50 billion in merchandise, thus, stable trade ties are a priority for Canada. Trump's election in 2016 presented a risk for the abrogation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and led to the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement in 2018. Despite signing that deal, the current administration is not shy about imposing tariffs ...
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Bloomberg | Gillian Tan, Sarah Syed, and Katie Roof | Oct 13, 2020 Wealthsimple Inc. raised money from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures that will give the Canadian investment firm unicorn status. The Toronto-based startup closed a fresh round of C$114 million ($87 million) in funding led by Menlo Park, California-based TCV that values it at more than $1 billion, the company said in a statement Wednesday, confirming a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday. Other investors in the round include Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Two Sigma Ventures and Allianz X, the tech investment fund of Munich-based insurer and asset manager Allianz SE. See:  Wealthsimple Crypto launches after 130,000 signed up to waitlist Wealthsimple launches its first spending account Wealthsimple to spin out advisory service into separate company Wealthsimple Acquires Tax Software Company Simpletax “Wealthsimple’s ethos is about wealth generation over time, or getting rich slowly,” said David Yuan, a general partner at TCV, who is joining the Wealthsimple board. “The pandemic has been a strong tailwind for the business.” The company, controlled by Montreal-based Power Corp. of Canada, last year raised capital from investors including Power and Allianz to enhance existing services and new product offerings, ...
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Guest Post | Oct 13, 2020 Google Flutter for Web Development The industry of mobile app development is growing rapidly, which makes many companies focus on mobile rather than web development. However, finding a perfect balance between investing in both mobile and web applications is what makes businesses truly successful. Flutter is one of the modern and relatively fresh frameworks that have been grabbing the attention of both iOS and Android app programmers (https://light-it.net/blog/benefits-of-flutter-app-development/).  It has been widely used for building new apps from scratch or implementing some elements to enhance the already existing programs. Recently, Flutter got to another level by opening opportunities for web development as well. While creating mobile applications for smartphones and tablets is the main priority for many businesses now, Flutter opens new horizons in web programming. It allows building responsive and engaging platforms, which can considerably improve customer satisfaction and the overall productivity of a business. Flutter Solutions for Web Development Provided by Google Before describing the advantages of using Flutter for application building, it is important to know what this software is. Flutter is a toolkit created by Google to have a convenient cross-platform development solution. At first, it was used for Android ...
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FSB | Oct 13, 2020 The recommendations call for regulation, supervision and oversight that is proportionate to the risks. Authorities agree on the need to apply supervisory and oversight capabilities and practices under the “same business, same risk, same rules” principle. The performance of some functions of a GSC arrangement may have important impacts across borders. The recommendations also stress the value of flexible, efficient, inclusive, and multi-sectoral cross-border cooperation, coordination, and information sharing arrangements among authorities. The FSB has agreed to the following further actions as a key building block of the roadmap to enhance cross-border payments commissioned by the G20: Completion of international standard-setting work by December 2021. Establishment or, as necessary, adjustment of cooperation arrangements among authorities by December 2021 (and as needed based on market evolution). At a national level, establishment or, as necessary, adjustment of regulatory, supervisory and oversight frameworks consistent with the FSB recommendations and international standards and guidance by July 2022 (and as needed based on market evolution). Review of implementation and assessment of the need to refine or adapt international standards by July 2023. Continue to the full article --> here Download: Regulation, Supervision and Oversight of Global Stablecoin Arrangements (73 page ...
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Business Insider | Saloni Sardana | Oct 12, 2020 Key Points European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said Monday the ECB is "very seriously" looking at the creation of a digital euro. At a virtual IMF event, Lagarde said the pandemic has caused many structural changes including the way "we work, we trade, and we pay." She said e-commerce rose by almost one fifth in terms of volume and size between February and June 2020 due to the pandemic. But she said a digital euro will only be a "supplement" to cash, and would never replace it. The European Central Bank moved a step closer to exploring the creation of a virtual currency, after president Christine Lagarde said on Monday it was "very seriously considering" a digital euro. At a virtual meeting hosted by the International Monetary Fund, Lagarde said: "The ECB is very seriously looking at a digital Europe." She said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many structural changes including the way "we work, we trade, and we pay." See:  Bank of Canada Speech: Money and Payments in the Digital Age Digital payments have increased significantly as a result, particularly in countries such as Germany and Italy where ...
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Sifted | Maija Palmer | Oct 8, 2020 Clearbanc, the world’s largest ecommerce investor, is coming to the UK with a $500m pot of money and a funding model that disrupts the way traditional VC investment works. Instead of taking equity stakes in startups like a conventional VC, Clearbanc — founded by Canadian Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow and her partner Andrew D’Souza — lends money for a 6-12% flat fee. It uses an AI-based model to decide which businesses to back, taking the human completely out of the decision making process. Clearbanc has invested in 8x more female-led businesses than the VC industry average. The results so far — after lending more than $1bn to more than 3,300 companies mainly in North America — has been to dramatically democratise access to capital. Clearbanc has invested in 8x more female-led businesses than the VC industry average — which was 2.8% in the US last year. It also puts more money into companies located outside VC hotspots. In a UK pilot programme, where Clearbanc lent $30m to some 250 companies, more than 70% of investment went to companies located outside of London. See:  Black tech founders say venture capital needs to ...
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Guest Post | Oct 13, 2020 AI is the future and a lot of us want to invest in it. Here are 7 essential facts you must know before investing in AI. We cannot fathom how deeply Artificial Intelligence (or AI for short) is involved in our day-to-day tasks – from simple chatbots helping us in online shopping to taking the help of Robo-Advisors to make investment-related decisions. Almost every leading company is utilizing AI tech, an industry that is speculated to be worth around $390 billion by 2025. As easy as it sounds, AI is still a dynamic category of technology, and it can be exhausting to keep up with its countless subsets. However, if you are considering investing in AI-driven companies, it is salient to gather vast knowledge about the types of investments that are available and knowing which type of AI is trending the most. Now that more companies are starting to rely successfully on AI with tremendous profits, stocks for AI companies are becoming highly attractive to potential investors. Companies that have shaped the future of AI are Amazon, Alibaba, IBM, to name a few. Even though their success stories are very lucrative for investors, there ...
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