Introducing CrowdfundSuite – Alternative Lending, Investing & Funding Solutions for Business

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CrowdfundSuite | Bret Conkin | August 11, 2014

crowdfundsuite-logo-large-finalVancouver, BC – A new funding hub was launched today to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite provides platform access, services and education across the spectrum of rewards, debt and equity crowdfunding models.

“Powerful forces are turning the capital markets on their head yet alternative funding is still in it’s infancy,” stated CrowdfundSuite Founder Bret Conkin. “The plethora of online platforms, revolutionary new North American securities regulations and social media’s growth are key factors to the disruption facing broker dealers, banks, angel groups, financial and legal advisors, and other industry players.

"We started CrowdfundSuite to help our clients profit by identifying alternative funding strategies and bringing new crowd capital solutions to market.” -- Bret Conkin, Founder, CrowdfundSuite

Expert Consulting Services and Education for Industry Stakeholders

The CrowdfundSuite team has helped raise over $40M since 2012 and has assisted leading platforms; broker dealers and other industry stakeholders develop effective strategies and solutions to participate in the crowd capital boom. The space is complex but the fundamental shift to greater venture capital access is a game-changer. While consultants have emerged to assist entrepreneurs with campaign management, we discovered a huge resource gap for expert assistance to organizations from new platforms to service providers to business associations and even enterprise. Contact us to learn more.

One-Stop Access to Leading Platforms – Choose your Funding Model

Crowdfund Suite launches with access to 3 industry leading platforms creating more options for investors and providing a funding escalator for entrepreneurs that grows with each venture.

  • InvestNextDoor is the Crowdlending marketplace for small businesses across North America to borrow directly from investors. Great returns with big impact for local investors. Small businesses pay a nominal fee to set their own rates and terms creating better access to capital of up to $300,000.
  • FundRazr is a global Rewards platform launched July 2010 with over $52M raised to date in 20+ countries. Business, artists, organizations or non-profits can fund projects or causes via donations, new product pre-order or contributor perks.
  • SeedUps Canada is a a curated Canadian Equity Crowdfunding platform launched in January 2014. Enterpreneurs looking to raise $250,000 - $2 Million in the Exempt market can access support services and investors. Investors tap interesting early stage companies, connect with co-investors and bid on valuations.
  • Other industry leading platforms will be added including in the area of US equity crowdfunding and real estate crowdfunding.

Tabitha Creighton of InvestNextDoor says “We are very pleased to partner with CrowdfundSuite to help businesses access the capital they desperately need to thrive and succeed from innovative alternative funding sources, like the InvestNextDoor marketplace."

About CrowdfundSuite:

Crowdfund Suite was created to help clients extract clarity from the complexity of the crowd economy so they can thrive and profit. CrowdfundSuite founder Bret Conkin is a visionary in alternative funding that started Canada’s first crowdfunding platform in 2008 and then helped FundRazr become a top 10 global rewards and donations platform. Bret is an Ambassador to the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, a frequent venture funding event speaker, most recently Funding Roadshow 2014, and he has been frequently quoted in the press on crowdfunding and marketing including in The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Yahoo Finance and The Guardian.

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About InvestNextDoor:

InvestNextDoor is a Crowdlending marketplace where individual investors lend money to small businesses in their community. InvestNextDoor is hitting the reset button on borrowing and investing for Main Street.

About FundRazr:

FundRazr is the easy, effective rewards and donations crowdfunding platform for everyone. Over 40,000 people, groups, and non-profits in 36 countries have raised more than $52,000,000 with FundRazr.

About SeedUps

SeedUps Canada is a CrowdFinance platform where ordinary investors can find, evaluate and make direct investment into privately held small to emerging companies seeking growth capital.

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Media Contacts:
Bret Conkin, Founder
bret@crowdfundsuite.com
http://crowdfundsuite.com
778-323-7297

 

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada crowdfunding hub providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities in the rapidly evolving crowdfunding industry. NCFA Canada is a community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at the grass roots level to fill a national need in the market place. Join our growing network of industry stakeholders, fundraisers and investors. Increase your organization’s profile and gain access to a dynamic group of industry front runners. Learn more About Us | About Crowdfunding or contact us at casano@ncfacanada.org.

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