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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

NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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CNBC | Ryan Browne | Jun 29, 2022 Grayscale, which manages the world’s largest bitcoin fund, said it would sue the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after regulators turned down its bid to convert the investment vehicle into an exchange-traded fund. The SEC on Wednesday rejected Grayscale’s application for a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund, citing a failure by the investment manager to answer questions about concerns around market manipulation. The watchdog is concerned investors would lack sufficient protections under the Grayscale proposal. Grayscale filed to make its Bitcoin Trust, known as GBTC, an ETF back in October 2021, but the ruling faced multiple delays. Grayscale had piled pressure on the watchdog to side with it, including by giving people a way of quickly emailing in to express their support. See:  First Time Ever, Grayscale’s Top Crypto Investment Product is Ethereum Trust. Institutional Shift? Soon after the SEC’s rejection, Grayscale filed a petition challenging the decision with the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. The litigation is being led by Grayscale’s senior legal strategist Donald B. Verrilli Jr., a former U.S. solicitor general, and a team of attorneys at law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, said: Failing to ...
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CityFALCON | Release | Jun 23, 2022 LONDON, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs of £1.65m ($2m) to scale up the business and bring even more insightful products to market faster. On Seedrs, the leading UK private investment platform, CityFALCON has leveraged individual investors from their growing fanbase and onboarded institutional investors.  The commpany boasts 2300 existing investors, with 1200 coming on in this round, including new and repeat investors. See:  Brex is Off-boarding Tens of Thousands of Small Businesses, Not Startups eToro, the social investing network with over 27 million registered users globally, took a small position in the company. eToro is a client and powers its News tab with CityFALCON content, providing users with a quality contextual newsfeed to inform investment decisions and increase engagement. As further validation, The Holt Xchange, a global early-stage VC firm and platform in Canada, and Terance Butler Holdings (TBH), a property investment company in the UK, have both taken stakes. TBH's investment enhances their portfolio of high-growth, IP-based companies. Stephen Walker, Investment Director at TBH, said "We are excited to invest in CityFALCON at what we believe is a pivotal time for ...
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CSA | Release | Jun 29, 2022 Wide-ranging actions included disrupting ongoing and illegal activity and enhancing technology and analytics capabilities to tackle evolving threats and emerging trends  Montreal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released its fiscal year 2021-2022 Enforcement Report, which outlines the specific actions that CSA members undertook in the past year to detect, disrupt and deter wrongdoing and hold securities law violators accountable. Highlights from the fiscal year 2021-2022 Enforcement Report include:  236 Investor Alerts warned the public about potential harmful or illegal activity; 61 interim cease-trade and asset-freeze orders issued; 59 matters commenced involving 139 respondents; 14 crypto-related matters where the CSA took action in pursuit of clarifying and enhancing regulation; 44 individuals and 13 companies banned from participating in the capital markets; and, 7 individuals received a combined total of 15.4 years of jail terms for criminal and quasi-criminal cases. See:  CSA releases 2022-2025 Business Plan focused on investor protection Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers: This year’s Enforcement Report highlights how CSA members collaborated with each other and with regulators around the world to take action against securities misconduct, protect investors, and ...
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Jun 29, 2022 With the rise in inflation and constantly changing market trends, no business can depend on personal finances or short-term investments. Instead, they have to look for additional funding at one point in their corporate life. However, sadly, banks aren’t famous for lending ‘required money’ to start-ups and small businesses anymore. No longer can you have a stellar credit report and be on your way to applying for a business loan. Why? Because so many other experienced owners think the same and thus banks are entitled to grant loans to absolutely risk-proof applicants. So, it makes sense why so many small-scale businesses resort to alternative lending options to resolve the crisis in their steady cash flow. Need to know more? Here’s short yet comprehensive research: What Is Alternate Lending? The phrase "alternative lending" refers to a broad range of loan choices available to individuals and businesses in addition to standard bank loans. Alternative lending encompasses a wide range of finances, including: Direct lending Equity funding Debt financing Alternative lending firms specialize in commercial funding and financing alternatives rather than all services a regular bank provides. Additionally, alternative lenders offer more latitude regarding criteria for loans, such as creditworthiness, ...
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Techcrunch | Christine Hall | Jun 28, 2022 At a time when U.S. venture dollars are slowing down, CIBC Innovation Banking is announcing $1.5 billion in growth capital commitments, dubbed “Unicorn Fuel,” to focus on later-stage companies across software, life sciences, healthcare and clean tech industries. Venture capital firms raised funds over the past 2 years at what Mark McQueen, president and executive managing director at CIBC Innovation Banking, called an “unprecedented rate,” but as that has begun to recede, he says CIBC is in position to fill in with its nondilutive capital. The new fund will enable the bank to make deals ranging from $50 million to $100 million in capital. See:  Osler Deal Points Report: Insights into Venture Capital Deals and Financings “Our role is to help both the entrepreneur and their VC partners grow that business with incremental capital,” he told TechCrunch. “We don’t replace equity, but extend the runway. Our opportunity in good times is to allow VCs to sit on their dry powder while we use the bank’s capital to help grow their portfolio companies.” Though valuation is “hard to put your finger on,” McQueen said, if CIBC can, it looks to extend the company’s ...
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Balance | George Bordianu | Jun 28, 2022 Balance celebrates turning five and surpasses $500M of assets under custody TORONTO - June 28, 2022 - Balance is proud to celebrate five years in business serving Canadians as the country's top digital asset custodian. Founded in June 2017, the company introduced its custody services in a closed pilot in August 2018. The public launch followed one year later, the first of its kind in Canada. Having surpassed $500M of assets under custody (over $2.5B ahead of the recent market pullback), this makes Balance not only the oldest Canadian digital asset custodian, but also the largest. “Our focus since day one has been to build a world-class solution for Canadian businesses. To compete with established giants such as Coinbase and Gemini, we eschewed vending ready-made solutions and instead built our offline and warm infrastructure in-house. It wasn’t an easy challenge. It took us over one year of building and one year of polishing before our public launch. We’re grateful to our early backers at Techstars and Bicameral Ventures for sharing the vision and taking bet on us. The Canadian ecosystem is better off as a result.” - George Bordianu, Chief Executive Officer ...
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Jun 28, 2022 When you're ready to buy a new car, it's important to have a plan in place. There are many factors to consider, such as the cost of the car, the cost of insurance, and how you will pay for it. In this article, we will discuss some financial guidelines that will help you make the best decision for your needs. We'll also provide tips on how to save money before you buy your new car. Let's get into it! Compare Auto Insurance Quotes The cost of insurance is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a new car. You'll want to compare quotes from multiple insurers to make sure you're getting the best rate. Be sure to ask about discounts that may be available, such as for safe drivers or good students. By comparing auto insurance quotes, you can be sure that you're getting the coverage you need at a price you can afford. Look for a policy that offers comprehensive coverage, as well as liability and collision coverage. Buying A Car With Cash If you have the cash on hand to pay for your new car outright, this is often the best option ...
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Spotify Podcast | Matt Odell | Jun 24, 2022 Our privacy is continuously being eroded. Current best estimates are that 2.5 million terabytes of data are produced every day. A material amount of that information has extremely lax privacy protection: 98% of Internet of Things data is unencrypted; 83% of companies encrypt less than half the data they store on the cloud; 25% of websites are visited without encryption. See:  Will The ECASH Act be the Answer to Privacy and Virtual Currency in the U.S.? Vast amounts of the data we freely shed are stored, analysed and triangulated for commercial reasons. These tactics are so sophisticated that it’s not uncommon for people to think companies are listening to their conversations. We are being squeezed for our data in almost all aspects of our lives while cash, traditionally the only semi-private way of transacting, is being removed from society, and CBDCs inch closer to reality. Imagine if companies or governments could access and track your income, store of wealth and all those with whom you transacted. What is currently unnerving behaviour by those who track our data could rapidly become something much more maligned and coercive. Perfect privacy, whether with bitcoin ...
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Chainanalysis | Team | Jun 27, 2022 Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are a staple of web3. Internet-native and blockchain-based, DAOs are intended to provide a new, democratized management structure for businesses, projects, and communities, in which any member can vote on organizational decisions just by buying into the project. At a high level, this is how DAOs work: DAO founders create a new cryptocurrency, known as a governance token; They distribute these tokens to users, backers, and other stakeholders; Each token corresponds to a set amount of voting power within the organization. Each token also corresponds to a price on the secondary market, where it can be bought and sold at will. See: Sounds like a DAO, Looks like a DAO: Introducing the Modern Digital Organization While this process is often described as a way to decentralize power, governance token data suggests that DAO ownership is highly concentrated. The concentration of governance token holdings By analyzing the distribution of ten major DAOs’ governance tokens, we find that, across several major DAOs, less than 1% of all holders have 90% of voting power. This has meaningful implications for DAO governance: For example, if just a small portion of the top 1% ...
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TechCrunch | Jacquelyn Melinek | Jun 27, 2022 Crypto exchange FTX is open to partnering with Robinhood Markets, its CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said in a statement shared with TechCrunch. Bloomberg News reported earlier that people familiar with the matter said FTX was exploring opportunities to acquire Robinhood, but Bankman-Fried denied those claims. “We are excited about Robinhood’s business prospects and potential ways we could partner with them, and I have always been impressed by the business that Vlad and his team have built,” Bankman-Fried said. “That being said there are no active M&A conversations with Robinhood.” See:  US FTX Crypto Exchange Acquires Alberta-based Bitvo and Plans to Officially Launch in Canada In a comment to TechCrunch, a Robinhood spokesperson pointed to its dual-class shareholder setup, in which the company’s founders control more than half of its voting power. As such, no deal can be struck to purchase the company without their explicit approval. Given the tenor of the note, TechCrunch doubts that Robinhood’s founding duo are salivating at a chance to sell their business. After the news broke earlier today on the possibility of an acquisition, Robinhood shares spiked 14% before falling nearly 3% in after-hours trading. Last month, Bankman-Fried ...
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