2019 Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

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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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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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Business Insider | Ben Winck | Oct 21, 2020 Bitcoin leaps to highest since July 2019 after PayPal opens service to cryptocurrencies Bitcoin spiked as much as 8% higher on Wednesday after PayPal revealed it will soon allow users to buy, sell, and hold the popular cryptocurrency. The leap pushed bitcoin to an intraday peak of $12,817.17, its highest level since July 2019. PayPal's Wednesday announcement marks the latest move by a financial-services giant to accept cryptocurrencies. Billionaire investor and bitcoin bull Michael Novogratz deemed PayPal's move "the biggest news of the year in crypto." Bitcoin soared as much as 8% on Wednesday after PayPal announced it would open its service to cryptocurrency purchases and sales. The rally placed bitcoin at an intraday high of $12,817.17, well above its previous 2020 record of $12,473. The Wednesday peak marks bitcoin's highest level since July 2019. See:  Square’s Major Bitcoin Buy: Puts 1% of Total Assets Worth $50 Million in BTC The world's largest cryptocurrency is up more than 11% this week alone. Bitcoin broke through the key $12,000 level on Tuesday, and the PayPal news adds more fuel to the upswing. PayPal said Wednesday it will allow its users to buy, ...
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Betakit | Isabelle Kirkwood | Oct 19, 2020 A collection of innovation-focused organizations in British Columbia (BC) are pushing the federal and provincial governments to bring the Ontario-focused Scale-Up Platform out west, BetaKit has learned. The group is seeking funding from both the federal and provincial governments, with an ask of $31 million from Western Economic Diversification, the federal government’s regional development agency (RDA) for Western Canada. The group, which consists of 11 innovation organizations, is looking to use the funding to support high-potential companies in BC. See:  ‘We don’t have enough money’: Tech leaders debate constraints at Vancouver Startup Week The 11 innovation organizations pitching the governments include Vancouver-based groups like the BC Tech Association, SFU venture labs, and Entrepreneurship at UBC. Regional organizations onboard include Accelerate Okanagan, Nanaimo’s Innovation Island, Kamloops Innovation Center, and Victoria-based VIATEC, among others. Jill Tipping, CEO of the BC Tech Association, told BetaKit the hope is that capital for a BC Scale-Up initiative will be included in the federal 2021 budget. The organizations claim the funding would allow them to pool their resources and offer tailored services and programming to various high-potential companies in their respective communities. Ontario’s four-year Scale-Up initiative was launched ...
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Forbes | Dennis Mitzner | Oct 20, 2020 In the last 10 years, the global retail industry has been hit by a debilitating concoction of technological disruptions and competitive challenges. From issue-based brand boycotts to rapidly changing customer expectations, many of these challenges have disproportionately affected the brick-and-mortar retail market. Even before the current global pandemic, it was becoming increasingly clear that traditional brick-and-mortar retailing was entering a period of protracted decline. Now, faced with volatile trading conditions and intensifying competition from e-commerce platforms, brick-and-mortar vendors have found it increasingly difficult to keep up with online retail giants like Amazon and Alibaba. Unless this trend can be reversed, UBS analysts estimate that 75,000 brick-and-mortar stores could be forced into closure by 2026. Sadly, the outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated rather than reversed existing trends in the industry. In addition to shuttering main street malls and driving down store-based foot traffic, the pandemic has also encouraged traditional retail shoppers to seriously enter the online market, driving a fresh wave of consumers straight into the ever more sophisticated marketing strategies and advertising funnels employed by e-commerce platforms and online retailers. See:  Big Tech takes aim at the low-profit retail-banking industry As traditional ...
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KABN and KABN Kash | Release | Oct 20, 2020 TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2020 / KABN Systems NA Holdings Corp. (CSE:KABN) (the "Company" or "KABN North America"), a Canadian Fintech company that specializes in continuous online identity verification, management and monetization in Canada and the U.S., is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with BOON Rewards Inc. (www.getboon.com) ("BOON") to provide its online KABN KASH cashback and loyalty rewards program (www.kabnkash.com) on a white label basis for BOON's growing list of card linked program clients in the financial services, insurance and real estate sectors. Currently, BOON's clients reach over 11.5 million Canadians. BOON's Card Linking platform utilizes VISA & MasterCard Verified Point of Sale transaction protocols to create Partner Powered Rewards Programs. BOON combines seamless card linked offers and the buying power of large groups to deliver deeper, actionable intelligence for merchants as well as richer rewards for consumers. Working with KABN KASH, BOON can additionally enable these consumers to receive cashback for online shopping at hundreds of major online retailers. This creates additional value for their consumers, clients, BOON, and KABN North America. See:  KABN North America and Loop Insights Partner to ...
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CIO | Oct 19, 2020 Study finds ‘little evidence’ of consistent ESG over-performance in recent years. A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that while “loosely defined” metrics seem to indicate that environment, social, and governance (ESG) investing provides superior returns, “a more in-depth analysis suggests that financial performance based on ESG ratings is mixed and there is little evidence of consistent over-performance in recent years.” The 2020 edition of the OECD’s annual business and finance outlook focuses on the ESG factors that it said are “rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance.” The report evaluates current ESG practices and identifies priorities and actions to align investments with sustainable, long-term value, such as the need for more consistent, comparable, and available ESG performance data. “ESG ratings and investment approaches are constructive in concept, and potentially useful in driving the disclosure of valuable information on how companies are managed and operated in reference to long-term value creation,” said the report. However, it added that “current market practices, from ratings to disclosures and individual metrics, present a fragmented and inconsistent view of ESG risks and performance.” The report said that while institutional investors looking to manage ...
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CIBC Press Release | Oct 20, 2020 Bond will help finance assets, businesses and projects that shape a more sustainable economy TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today a USD$500 million, five-year green bond to help finance new and existing green projects, assets, and businesses that mitigate the risks and effects of climate change, including: renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation, natural resource conservation, biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention and control. "As a leading renewables financer and advisor in North America, we are proud to help mobilize capital and develop market-based solutions to support investments that shape a more sustainable future," said Roman Dubczak, Managing Director and Head, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets. See:  Podcast: How blockchain could revolutionize green finance in Asia "Our clients are increasingly investing in the sustainability of their operations, and our green bond issuance supports these efforts while meeting the growing demand for environmentally responsible investments." This marks the bank's inaugural green bond issued under CIBC's Green Bond Framework. The Framework is in line with International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles 2018 and has been reviewed by Sustainalytics, an independent provider and global leader ...
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