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Crowdsourcing: Equity Crowdfunding FAQ in Canada

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NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Nov 28, 2013

FAQ equity crowdfunding in Canada - Crowdsourcing: Equity Crowdfunding FAQ in Canada

In response to receiving a high volume of questions pertaining to the current status of equity crowdfunding regulations in Canada, NCFA is crowdsourcing a list of the most popular FAQs that we will host/maintain on the site (together with accurate and responses).

The goal is to get a tight set of Q&A to help educate NCFA members and others on the current state of equity crowdfunding in Canada, as well as the pros/cons of a potential exemption.

Equity Crowdfunding FAQ

To kick things off, NCFA has compiled a list of general questions (see below):

  1. What is the definition of equity crowdfunding?

  2. What is the current status of equity crowdfunding in Canada?

  3. How do I know equity crowdfunding is right for me?

  4. What are the other ways I can raise early stage seed capital (up to $1.5 million) for my company?

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  5. What are the challenges of regulating equity crowdfunding in Canada?

  6. I’m interested in supporting the advancement of equity crowdfunding in Canada, how can I help?

  7. What are the risks of equity crowdfunding for investors and how will investors be protected?

  8. What are the expected returns on investment with equity crowdfunding in international jurisdictions where equity crowdfunding is

  9. permitted?

  10. I’m a Canadian company, can I raise funds down in the U.S. or in other international jurisdictions using the internet?

  11. How do I get listed on your website’s Crowdfunding Directory as a portal or provider?

  12. I have an innovative hybrid equity-crowdfunding model.  Who should I speak with to help determine if it’s on the right side of up-and-coming equity crowdfunding regulations?

  13. What educational resources are available to learn more about equity crowdfunding?

  14. I have additional questions not on the FAQ?



Please review the thought starter FAQ Questions (above) and enter your question(s) below with any new questions that you'd like answered pertaining to equity crowdfunding in Canada.

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If you have a question about how equity crowdfunding in Canada works, the chances are that someone else has a similar question. Your feedback and participation is highly important to this knowledge gap/sharing process.  Please feel free to circulate amongst your network(s) or share via social media by clicking the "Share" button above.

Deadline to submit YOUR FAQs:  Wednesday, Dececember 4th, 2013. [ENDED]

Thanks for submitting your questions!

All the best,

NCFA Canada Team


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5 Responses to Crowdsourcing: Equity Crowdfunding FAQ in Canada

  1. Jacqui Ehninger-Cuervo says:

    Great – thank You Guys!

  2. NCFACanada says:

    fyi: we’ve now posted some equity crowdfunding FAQs on the website for review:

  3. NCFACanada says:

    Hi Jacqui, thanks for the follow-up. We have answers to your questions! and have been working on the FAQ answers internally. The content has blossomed into a 40 page document that we are planning to make some of it available in our standard html FAQ with a more extensive version being available at a nominal premium content fee. Please stay tuned – standard to be posted in the very short term…/thanks, CA

  4. Jacqui Ehninger-Cuervo says:

    I was really happy to find NCFA and then deeply disappointed when I realized that the FAQ consisted only of questions so far!
    How about some answers for that initial set of questions? Do you mean to tell your audience that you do NOT have ANY of this information? In that case, I don’t think the public is the right place to go for answers – some of this information has to come from the government and I can’t see them simply start posting here!

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