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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 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 | Dec 6, 2022 A survey by McKinsey, a consultancy, found that this year 50% of firms across the world had tried to use AI in some way, up from 20% in 2017 Chatgpt, a new ai tool that has recently been released for public testing.  Excitement is also palpable among corporate users of AI, its developers and those developers’ venture-capital backers. Microsoft is said to be in talks to increase its stake in OpenAI, a builder of foundation models and Chatgpt’s provider. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is reportedly planning to invest $200m in Cohere, a rival to OpenAI. In the past 12 months large American firms in the S&P 500 index have acquired 52 AI startups, compared with 24 purchases in 2017, according to PitchBook In 2022 venture capitalists have ploughed $67bn into firms that claim to specialise in AI, according to PitchBook.  The share of VC deals globally involving such startups has ticked up since mid-2021, to 15% so far this quarter The buzzing AI scene is an exception to the downbeat mood across techdom, which is in the midst of a deep slump. Between January and October, 28 new AI unicorns (private startups valued at ...
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Decrypt | Stacy Elliott | Dec 7, 2022 Solana devs look to rebuild as they unwind DeFi on the network from Sam Bankman-Fried’s Serum, replace it with OpenBook, and plot a course for the future. Serum, founded in August 2020 by a consortium that included the Solana Foundation and Bankman-Fried’s FTX and trading desk Alameda Research, was a core decentralized exchange platform and liquidity provider for the burgeoning Solana DeFi ecosystem. Its order book was crucial for DeFi on Solana, integrated into virtually all of the biggest DeFi projects on the network, like Jupiter and Raydium. But its private keys were housed within FTX—which is exactly as bad as that sounds. See:  Crypto.com Halts Solana USDC and USDT Withdrawls and Deposits | $800 Million SOL Tokens Set to be Unstaked Following an apparent hack on FTX on November 11, the same day that the company filed for bankruptcy, DeFi projects on Solana rushed to cut ties with Serum out of fear that the private key that could be used to update the program had likewise been compromised. This effectively flipped the “off” switch on Solana DeFi. OpenBook: Since then, Solana developers, investors, and other stakeholders have been scrambling to turn ...
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IFLScience | James Felton | Dec 6, 2022 The creator of Gmail has made a prediction: the new chatbot ChatGPT will completely disrupt Google's business within a year or two, eliminating the search engine result page in the process. ChatGPT: By now, you have probably come across a number of creations from ChatGPT: an artificial intelligence (AI) based chatbot that can do everything from rewrite "Baby Got Back" in the style of Canterbury Tales to simulating its own chatbot within a chatbot. The chatbot, made open to the public last week, is surprisingly good.  Even if it hasn't yet convinced anyone that it's sentient – unlike Google's AI . The bot has a number of uses, including writing useable code and looking for errors in code created by amateur humans. The chatbot uses something called "reinforcement learning from human feedback" to achieve the impressive natural language processing it does.  "As the model receives more and more feedback, it uses this information to adjust its internal parameters and improve its performance. This iterative process continues until the model reaches a satisfactory level of performance on the task," the bot continued. Disrupt Google? As well as providing more detailed results than Google, and ...
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Dec 8, 2022 Cryptocurrency index funds are an excellent way to invest in crypto. Index funds are excellent investments because of their accessibility, simplicity, and return rates. Cryptocurrency index funds offer the benefits of traditional investment vehicles like mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But there is a problem with cryptocurrency: it's very risky to invest in an individual coin because of the volatile price fluctuations and lack of regulation. You can make investments in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Solana. Investors can avoid the hassle and expense of buying a large number of individual stocks by purchasing an index fund. Diversifying your cryptocurrency assets is difficult to do in regular brokerage accounts, let alone retirement plans. This causes some friction if you're new to the crypto world. Because to be an expert in trading, you have to learn how to indentify like a pro trader. Therefore, the reason investing in indexes makes it easy to buy into crypto is because they make it easy to buy indexes. If you're unsure about how crypto index funds work, don't worry! We'll cover everything we need to know about how to invest in Cryptocurrency Index Funds. So let’s get started! What are Cryptocurrency ...
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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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