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2019 Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

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.


 Canadian FF Directory Jan 31 2019 - 2019 Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory

 

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 crowdfundingONSite
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 FundraisingBCSite
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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Digital Securities Sandbox | May 21, 2024 Insights from a Speech about the UK's Digital Securities Sandbox Today at City Week 2024, Sasha Mills, Executive Director, Financial Market Infrastructure at the BoE delivered a speech about the new Digital Securities Sandbox (DSS) and support for innovation. The UK's financial regulatory landscape is agile and embracing fintech innovation while ensuring market stability. Launched by the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the DSS aims to integrate cutting-edge technologies into the financial market infrastructure in the UK. For fintech founders, the DSS offers a unique opportunity to test and scale new technologies within a supportive regulatory framework. This reduces the risks associated with innovation and accelerates the development and deployment of cutting-edge financial solutions. By participating in the DSS, fintech companies can gain valuable insights into regulatory expectations and build more resilient, efficient, and scalable business models. See:  FCA/BoE: Digital Securities Sandbox-Consult on Final Rules For regulators, the DSS allows firms to test regulatory changes in real-world scenarios. This helps in refining the regulatory framework to accommodate innovative technologies safely. Key Quotes and Insights from Sasha Mills Speech 1. Leveraging Blockchain for Securities "The Digital Securities Sandbox is ...
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AI Prompting | May 21, 2024 Advanced AI Tools like Gemini in Google Workspace Can Significantly Enhance Productivity The "Gemini for Google Workspace Prompting Guide" provides invaluable insights on how to effectively use Gemini’s capabilities. This guide will help you master the art of crafting effective prompts for Gemini, ensuring you get the most out of this powerful tool with a fintech focus. Which LLM is Best for Fintech? When selecting a large language model (LLM) for fintech applications, it's important to consider factors such as integration capabilities, security, customization, and specific use case suitability.  For fintech applications, the best LLM depends on the specific requirements and existing infrastructure of the organization. Google Gemini is excellent for those deeply integrated into Google’s ecosystem, offering powerful collaboration tools and enterprise features; OpenAI GPT-4 stands out for its versatility and advanced NLP capabilities, making it suitable for a wide range of financial applications; Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service is ideal for large enterprises needing robust integration and security; Anthropic Claude 2 is best for those prioritizing ethical AI use. Amazon Alexa excels in voice-interactive applications, and; To choose the right LLM, fintech firms should evaluate their specific needs, existing technology stack, and the ...
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ETF News | May 21, 2024 Ether Jumps 20% on the Implications of a Spot Ether ETF Approval As reported on Coindesk, on Monday Bloomberg Intelligence ETF analysts Eric Balchunas and James Seyffart have raised the approval odds for a spot Ether ETF from 25% to 75% after indications that the SEC might be adopting a more favorable stance towards these applications. They later clarified that their revised odds pertain to 19b-4 filings specifically. The SEC's decision on the VanEck spot Ether ETF is expected on May 23rd.  The price of ETH jumped 10% on the news since it was previously largely assumed that approval of a spot ETF was an uphill battle, with the price of ethereum currently trading at a 20% premium in the $3,800 range compared to yesterday. Via @coindesk fyi https://t.co/2PNBCkr90q pic.twitter.com/ElI4rIp8Ho — Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) May 20, 2024 Also worthy of noting is that according to an on-chain analyst, Ethereum's market capitalization of $440 billion just surpassed Mastercard's market cap of $427 billion. The Potential Impact The approval of a spot Ether ETF could be a game-changer for the broader cryptocurrency market. Unlike futures ETFs, a spot ETF holds actual Ether, making it more attractive ...
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May 21, 2024 For drivers around the world, car insurance holds great significance as it provides them with financial safety against accidents, thefts, or other unforeseen events. But, how car insurance works may be different among provinces within a country, which is the case in Canada. For instance, Canada has ten provinces and each one has its own laws and regulations, including car insurance. Not to mention that insurance prices vary from $1,300 to $1,800, depending on your area. Knowing these variations is crucial for drivers to make sure they have proper coverage. In this article, we will explore how car insurance works in various provinces, pointing out important differences and things to consider. Importance of Local Insurance Brokers Local insurance brokers are important as they help with the complexity of car insurance across provinces. They have good knowledge about regional insurance landscapes and can give customized solutions depending on personal requirements. For instance, if you are living in Nova Scotia, search for a broker that specializes in Nova Scotia car insurance policies. They will help you select the proper policy tailored to your requirements, which also abides by all laws and needs in this particular province. Mandatory Coverage Requirements ...
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Digital Asset Regulation | May 20, 2024 US lawmakers to vote by end of month on The FIT21 Act to establish a clear regulatory framework for digital assets The Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21) is a crucial legislative effort to regulate the burgeoning digital asset industry in the United States. Passed out of committee in July 2023, the bill, known as (HR 4763), is now approaching a full floor vote in the House expected by the end of this month. The FIT21 Act has garnered substantial bipartisan support, reflecting a broad consensus on the need for a structured regulatory framework for the crypto industry. However, the bill still faces significant hurdles, including passing the Senate and securing presidential approval. The current administration's cautious stance on crypto adds a layer of complexity, but the broad support suggests a reasonable chance of success. See:  Canada’s Proposed Mutual Fund Crypto Regulations 2024 On May 16, the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), representing major crypto industry groups and public companies like Coinbase (COIN) and Block (SQ), urged lawmakers in a letter of support to provide regulatory clarity and support the bill. Why the FIT21 Act Matters Regulatory Clarity The ...
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May 20, 2024 In 2024, choosing the right dedicated WordPress hosting provider is more crucial than ever for ensuring your website performs optimally, remains secure, and scales effectively as your traffic grows. Dedicated hosting provides you with resources solely allocated to your website, which means better performance, enhanced security, and more control. Here’s a look at the top 12 dedicated WordPress hosting providers, each offering unique features and benefits tailored to various needs and budgets. What is Dedicated WordPress Hosting? Dedicated WordPress hosting is a specialized hosting service where a single server is allocated exclusively for one website or network of sites. This type of hosting provides the website with dedicated resources, including CPU, RAM, and disk space, ensuring that the performance is not affected by other websites as it might be in shared hosting environments. Dedicated hosting is particularly suited for high-traffic WordPress websites or those requiring a high level of security and customization. Explore the 12 Best Dedicated WordPress hosting Providers: 1. Elementor WP Cloud Hosting Overview: Elementor tops this list not only for its seamless integration with WordPress but also for its dedicated hosting services designed specifically for those using Elementor’s Website Builder. This combination ensures that ...
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Corporate Venture Capital | May 17, 2024 The State of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in Canada 2024 Published this week, "The State of Corporate Venture Capital in Canada," produced by Deloitte Ventures in collaboration with BDC Capital, highlights the potential for growth and innovation that CVC can bring to Canadian corporates, startups, and the broader economy. However, it also underscores significant challenges and areas where Canada lags behind its international counterparts, particularly the United States.  Read the release Key Findings Despite the growing number of CVC initiatives, only 6% of Canadian public companies with over $1 billion in annual revenue participate in direct VC investments, compared to 40% of similar U.S. companies​​. This stark contrast highlights the need for greater engagement by Canadian corporates in venture investing.  Slower adoption. CVC offers a "triple win" of strategic benefits for corporates, startups, and the economy. Corporates gain access to new technologies, markets, and diversified profit streams. Startups benefit from the resources, expertise, and brand recognition of large corporates. The economy enjoys job creation, productivity gains, and competitive innovations. For example, Deloitte Ventures' $150 million initiative aims to catalyze growth in important verticals such as fintech and worktech, fostering innovation and job creation​​ ...
Deloitte and BDC State of Corporate Venture Capital in Canada 2024 - 2019 Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory
Carbon Pricing | May 17, 2024 Exploring how carbon pricing impacts fintech and investment strategies Carbon pricing is emerging as an effective mechanism in combating climate change, influencing industries worldwide, including fintech. For fintech founders and investors, understanding carbon pricing's role and potential impacts is essential for strategic decision-making.  A study published in Nature Communications suggests that carbon pricing is essential for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It acts as a financial incentive for businesses to innovate and invest in clean technologies, fostering a sustainable economic model​ Does Carbon Pricing Work? Carbon pricing is a tool used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but it's under intense scrutiny. With diverse implementations globally, its effectiveness remains an important question for policymakers, businesses, and environmentalists.  Research indicates that carbon pricing mechanisms, such as carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems, have been effective in reducing emissions. A meta-analysis of ex-post evaluations reveals that regions with carbon pricing saw significant reductions in CO2 emissions. For example, Sweden’s carbon tax, introduced in 1991, has been credited with reducing its emissions by approximately 25% while the economy grew by 75%​. See:  Fintech Can Combat Corporate Greenwashing As of 2023, over 60 carbon pricing initiatives have been implemented globally, ...
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Bitcoin ATM Guidance | May 16, 2024 The Role of Crypto ATMs in Laundering Proceeds of Crime The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) has issued a Sectoral and Geographic Advisory "The Role of Virtual Currency Automatic Teller Machines in Laundering the Proceeds of Crime" to highlight the risks and provide guidance to businesses, financial institutions, and the public.  Cryptocurrency has revolutionized the financial landscape, offering unprecedented accessibility and anonymity. However, these advantages also attract illicit activities. One growing concern is the use of virtual currency automated teller machines (ATMs) in laundering proceeds of crime. Understanding Crypto ATMs Virtual currency ATMs, also known as Bitcoin ATMs, are internet-linked terminals allowing users to exchange fiat currency, such as Canadian dollars, for cryptocurrencies. Unlike traditional ATMs, these machines do not require a bank account, directly connecting users to the virtual currency exchange. While most transactions are legitimate, the ease of converting cash to crypto makes these ATMs an attractive tool for money laundering. Geographic Hotspots FINTRAC's advisory identifies significant risks associated with virtual currency ATMs. Based on suspicious transaction reports, key hotspots include the Greater Toronto Area, Greater Montréal Area, and Metro Vancouver, with notable volumes of suspicious activities ...
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Crypto Enforcement | May 16, 2024 Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev guilty of aiding money laundering sentenced to 64 months in prison A Dutch court has sentenced Alexey Pertsev, Tornado Cash's developer, to 64 months in prison after being charged for aiding in the laundering of over $1 billion through the Tornado Cash platform, which was used to obscure the origins of cryptocurrency transactions. Some of these transactions were linked to North Korean hackers involved in cybercrimes such as the $625 million hack of Axie Infinity's Ronin Network by The Lazarus Group. The verdict has sparked significant backlash from the cryptocurrency community, who argue that holding developers responsible for how their software is used could set a dangerous precedent that will stifle future technological development and innovations. See:  FinCEN Proposes New Rules Targeting Crypto Mixers Many see this as a fundamental threat to software development and innovation, particularly within open-source projects. Industry advocates and crypto users have expressed concerns that this could lead to a chilling effect on developers, who might fear similar legal actions for tools they create​. Dutch Judge (translated): "It was Tornado Cash that executed the concealing and disguising [of] activities.  When executing these activities with cryptocurrency ...
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