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

NCFA Jan 2018 resize - 2019 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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The Star | Kate Allen | Oct 29, 2020 Cadillac Fairview broke Canadian privacy laws after the company installed facial recognition technology inside a dozen malls and analyzed visitors’ images without obtaining proper consent, federal and provincial privacy commissioners announced Thursday. Toronto’s Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens and Fairview Mall all used the software. Markville Mall in Markham, Lime Ridge in Hamilton, and seven others in four other provinces did as well. See: Biometric payment, access and ID cards launching around the world Cameras embedded in wayfinding directories — the digital touch-screen maps that help visitors navigate malls — captured images of faces within the camera’s field of view, and converted them into a “biometric numerical representation” of each individual. That information was used to assess individuals’ ages and genders, and to monitor foot traffic. “I’m really hoping that parliament will get serious about the threat posed by facial recognition technology and lay down some rules before it is too late and the abuse of this technology becomes ubiquitous.” said New Democrat MP Charlie Angus, a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. While Cadillac Fairview maintained that these “numerical representations” were not stored after use, the ...
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Forbes | Lawrence Wintermeyer | Oct 30, 2020  The CEO’s of America’s tech giants Twitter and Facebook were grilled by the Senate on the Hill this week putting social media and free speech in the spotlight. At the forefront of this debate are the rules governing the immunity from liability social media companies have which is created by section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act in the U.S. Section 230 means that users on social medial platforms can say whatever they wish and the social media companies are not liable for it, or the repercussions. I can think of no other sector or industry that enjoys this immunity – it appears a licence to print whatever drives user volumes to deliver advertising revenues with little consideration for the content or the identity and provenance of the individual who’s voice we are hearing. See: House Lawmakers Condemn Big Tech’s ‘Monopoly Power’ and Urge Their Breakups Now, most of us in the free world wish to protect our right to free speech, but only ten percent of Americans think social media are beneficial with two-thirds believing they cause harm.  This is not surprising with reports of fake news, foreign actors manipulating news and communities, ...
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VentureBeat | VB Staff | Oct 29, 2020  “The democratization of AI technology means that it’s no longer confined to the university lab or the big corporate R&D lab, but available to individual developers and startups that can get going on this journey very easily and quickly,” says Dr. Steve Flinter, VP of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Mastercard Lab. This is particularly relevant for the fintech world, where AI is offering increasingly sophisticated solutions in four specific areas: security, customer experience, new interfaces, and general internal process improvement. All these issues tie back to customer service. See: Top 12 AI Use Cases: Artificial Intelligence in FinTech “AI is available 24/7, it keeps learning, and it spots opportunities for efficiency — often before you even know you have a problem,” says Dr. Daniela Braga, founder and CEO at DefinedCrowd. “Banking is all about knowing how the future is going to play out. The data for these kinds of predictions is a playground for AI.” In the financial world, AI is already solving problems such as partial replacement of call center agents, automation of back office tasks, and behavioral analytics. Because your customer’s safety is paramount, AI can be used to deliver a ...
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Decrypt | Jeff Benson | Oct 26, 2020 In back-to-back transactions this morning, 45,671 Bitcoin ($602 million) and 43,185 Bitcoin ($570 million) left a Xapo account to other wallets. That's over $1.1 billion in Bitcoin, and all for a total transaction fee of $3.54. See: Bitcoin price hits record high for 2020 after PayPal finally adds cryptocurrency Though the same account sent the funds, they went to two different unknown addresses. “There are multiple reasons for large crypto transfers like this: the most obvious one is that Xapo is moving funds to cold storage for safekeeping," MyEtherWallet CEO Kosala Hemachandra told Decrypt. It's not unusual for Xapo wallets to send large chunks of Bitcoin, just usually not this big. In the past week, 4,000 BTC and 1,000 BTC amount have left Xapo wallets, for instance. But the size of these transactions dwarfs that. Regardless of the reason, the same transaction would be infeasible at a bank, at least for an individual. While an automated clearing house (ACH) transfer, which takes days to clear, would be free at most banks, customers would face daily and/or monthly limits. Continue to the full article --> here The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem ...
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HBS Working Knowledge | Rachel Layne | Oct 25, 2020 Fintechs have revolutionized the banking industry, but some customers end up worse for the experience, according to research by Marco Di Maggio and colleagues. Consumers turning to fintech lenders are more likely to spend beyond their means, sink further into debt, and ultimately default more often than people with similar credit profiles borrowing from traditional banks, according to recent research. See: Where are the Biggest Fintech Startup Hotspots Around the World? The findings run contrary to conventional wisdom that fintech lenders harvest deeper insight into those borrowers that banks typically reject after running a standard credit check. Fintech lenders claim to consult additional metrics like utility bills or rent payments to identify creditworthy individuals that are overlooked by traditional lenders. “If you put the results into the context that most of the fintech companies claim that they use alternative data, it’s very surprising that their borrowers are more likely to default,” Di Maggio says. In his study, Di Maggio tracked 3.79 million loans for 1.88 million borrowers using detailed national data from one of the three major credit reporting agencies over several years. This offered an in-depth look at borrowers that either ...
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NCFA Canada | Oct 30, 2020 JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY EVERY FRIDAY. EP46:  Making Business Borderless:  International Payments and Partnerships Guest: ALASTAIR THOMPSON, Global Head of Business Development & Partnerships, TransferWise (LinkedIn) Bio:  Alastair Thompson supports the growth and global scaling of TransferWise through strategic corporate and consumer-facing partnerships. With his in-depth industry knowledge of the FinTech sector and long-standing global relationships in banking and technology, Alastair has launched partnerships for TransferWise with GoCardless, Xero and TUNE to name a few. Under his guidance, TransferWise continues to grow globally, expanding its footprint in new and existing markets. Alastair has been part of the global FinTech community for over a decade and supported multiple teams and work streams including product design and analysis, sales, client solutions and management. He’s collaborated with major industry players, from startups to some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Having joined TransferWise because of his passion for better transparency in the financial industry around the world, Alastair continues to build relationships with market players that solve business problems, bring effective and sustainable solutions to global markets, and support TransferWise’ main objective - transparent and cost effective banking transfers for businesses and consumers alike. About ...
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Alberta Securities Commission | Denise Weeres | Oct 29, 2020 ASC has just rolled out some new, plain language, Small Business web-content intended to help entrepreneurs and their advisors navigate the securities law requirements when raising capital through the sale of shares or other securities.  It provides some key terms, frequently asked questions, overview of common capital raising exemptions, some tips and traps. Many factors are impacting and changing Alberta’s capital market and economy. Efforts are being taken to strengthen and to help expand and diversify the Alberta economy. There are a multitude of parties engaged in these strengthening and diversification efforts. The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is Alberta’s securities regulator. We are responsible for protecting investors and fostering a fair and efficient capital market. The ASC supports these economic efforts by ensuring appropriate securities regulation that protects investors, and fosters a vibrant capital market that facilitates access to capital by Alberta businesses and investment opportunities for Alberta investors. Our goal is to find the right balance of appropriately protecting investors without unduly burdening the businesses trying to raise capital to build and grow. See:  ASC adopts Start-up Crowdfunding Blanket Order By engaging with market participants, ASC staff can better understand ...
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Biometric Update | Chris Burt | Oct 24, 2020 Biometric cards for payments, access control and digital identity in several regional markets featured prominently among the top news stories in the biometrics industry this week. A new partnership on biometric payment cards by Mastercard and Idemia is being launched with a pilot expected in Q4. The card will be offered under the name F.CODE Easy, and will be issued by Singapore-based MatchMove in the Asian region. A fingerprint access control card with proximity detection capabilities has been developed by Sentry Enterprises with an Ambiq microprocessor and Fingerprint Cards sensor modules. The card is intended to provide converged biometric access control for enhanced security in a wide range of verticals. See: KABN North America and Loop Insights Partner to Launch AI Driven Merchant and Consumer Rewards Programs, Secured by Biometrics and Blockchain Huduma Namba is moving toward the issuance of identification cards, which will be embedded with biometric data to enable authenticated access to government services. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive digital identity efforts in several different sectors, and apps utilizing facial recognition for the aviation and tourism industries involving Yoti, the Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum, and Onfido have been rolled out recently, ...
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coindesk | Changpeng Zhao | Oct 29, 2020 DeFi, or decentralized finance, finally found its footing this year, with numerous DeFi tokens and protocols gaining widespread traction amongst crypto users. Powered by smart contract technology, innovations like yield farming have allowed everyday users to earn unprecedented interest on their crypto assets. DeFi is booming, and today the market is filled with all kinds of borrowing and lending protocols, many of which compete with one another on the basis of providing users with meteoric yields. See: Intro to yield farming and the latest developments in DeFi Today’s most promising DeFi apps all share a similar vision for the future: The creation of a divergent financial system where capital and data flows more equitably, shifting control away from institutions and towards the individual. However, the most popular DeFi apps are still dwarfed by most centralized exchanges, which wield outsized impact and influence within the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The best centralized exchanges offer a compelling mix of user-friendly services that are more easily understood by end-users. Centralized products are easy to use and comprehend, and can be accessed using a web browser, desktop or mobile app. At earlier stages of development, it’s also easier to ...
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TechRepublic | Scott Matteson | Oct 6, 2020 In my capacity as a system administrator, I've definitely seen the benefits of cloud services which my organization implemented before the pandemic. Not only do we rely on Microsoft 365 apps, we are safely and securely able to use local applications such as Microsoft Teams, which connect to cloud-based servers even while off the VPN. Two-factor authentication using tokens and certificates is a key enabler to this functionality. Efficient cloud operations wouldn't necessarily have saved all of the businesses that went broke, but they can indeed assist surviving companies where it counts. See: Hey bank, get onto my cloud! I talked with Josh Quint, senior director of cloud solutions provider ServerCentral Turing Group, a cloud and disaster recovery company, to learn more. Scott Matteson: How long do you recommend backups of data be retained? Josh Quint: We recommend maintaining a synthetic full backup plus six days forward incremental backups in a performance storage tier and maintaining a full backup for a rolling 28 days on a capacity storage tier. This provides two critical benefits: Companies will have the most-needed data readily available in case of an immediate need for a restore request. This will lower the total costs of the ...
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