Bernd Petak, COO Finstripe and Investment Partner at Northmark Ventures, Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Board

NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Sept 13, 2016

Bernd Petak - Bernd Petak, COO Finstripe and Investment Partner at Northmark Ventures, Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Board

Bernd Petak, Advisor, Global Debt Markets

TORONTO, SEP 13, 2016 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that Bernd Petak, Chief Operating Officer of Finstripe and investment partner at Northmarkventures, has joined the Association’s Advisory Board as Advisor, Global Debt Markets.

Bernd Petak is Chief Operating Officer of a Fintech company based in Vancouver and serving the global debt markets. He is also Investment Partner at, an active investor and service provider to technology-driven entrepreneurs across North America. Bernd is a veteran of early stage technology companies as founder, CEO, CFO and COO, was president of an active Canadian early stage venture fund. He is a former strategy and operations partner at Deloitte where he delivered innovative financial technology services around the world. He advises a number of technology companies including, an innovator in how Canadians invest for their future. Bernd also sits on the board of, a growing and successful digital media company based in Atlantic Canada. Bernd is a committed contributor to the development of the Canadian technology driven eco-system in the areas of financial innovation including crowdfunding, banking & financial management as well as having a special interest in crypto-technology. Bernd mentors for a number of incubators and accelerators and speaks regularly on technology and financial topics.

“Bernd is strategic, professional and an impactful global entrepreneur and investor on so many levels.  We're stoked to receive his full support and participation on the advisory board.  His deep experience and knowledge in the financial technology sector and his inherent abilities to contribute to the growth of the Canadian fintech crowdfunding ecosystem will be rewarding for all", said Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director of NCFA Canada.

“After several years of being a fan and supporter of the NCFA, It’s a pleasure to expand my involvement with a more active role. The NCFA is a critical member of Canada’s financial innovation community and has been highly effective in facilitating smart change to benefit established players and new entrants alike. With significant markets around the world warmly embracing innovation and inclusiveness in crowdfunding, the NCFA continues to play a key role in carving out a place of leadership for Canada, Canadians and Canadian companies. I’m thrilled to be an active member of this strongly pro-innovation team.”

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About National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

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