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Daryl Hatton and Bret Conkin of FundRazr Join National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Ambassador Program


NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | October 31, 2013

NCFA Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program

TORONTO, ON   Oct 31, 2013 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is excited to announce today that Daryl Hatton, founder and CEO of FundRazr, and Bret Conkin, CMO of FundRazr, have joined the Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program.

NCFA Crowdfunding Ambassadors

Crowdfunding Ambassadors (CFAs) are leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of a crowdfunding industry within communities across Canada.  With locally hosted events and initiatives, these influencers are ‘go-to resources’ for small businesses and investors so they can connect, share and learn about crowdfunding. CFAs are specialists, industry professionals and an international network of shared resources that strive to cultivate and shape the future of crowdfunding in Canada and beyond.

“Daryl Hatton is a tremendous asset to the Canadian crowdfunding industry. He’s constantly innovating and has always been supportive of industry developments. He has successfully led FundRazr to be the number one crowdfunding portal solution in the country,” stated Craig Assano, NCFA Canada Director.  “Daryl and Bret will join other influential NCFA Crowdfunding Ambassadors to strengthen the program’s ability to advance crowdfunding in Canada through education, advocacy and economic stimulation.”

“I’m excited to serve as an NCFA ambassador for the Canadian Crowdfunding Industry! We’ll look back on this next year and marvel at the incredible explosion of new business models and applications for crowdfunding that were created. It is crucial that NCFA represents the industry with a strong voice to help prevent overregulation and allow these nascent businesses to succeed.”Daryl Hatton, CEO of FundRazr

"We look forward to sharing best practices and helping ensure that the regulatory environment enables entrepreneurs and investors to take full advantage of the game-changing opportunity that crowdfunding presents."Bret Conkin, CMO of FundRazr

In 2013 FundRazr was awarded a Technology Innovation Award as Most Promising Startup by the BC Technology Industry Association. FundRazr was also included in the Profit Magazine Hot 50 as one of the fastest growing startups across all industries in Canada.

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About Daryl Hatton:

Daryl HattonFounder and CEO of FundRazr, Daryl has over 30 years of software industry experience and has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one, Optio, to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999. He actively serves as board member or advisor to multiple other start-ups in BC and Silicon Valley.

About Bret Conkin:

Bret ConkinThe CMO of FundRazr, Bret has 25 years of software, start-up and consumer brand expertise including roles with Procter & Gamble and BC Lottery Corp.  Bret has founded and collaborated on several technology start-ups and been a frequent speaker, service provider or advisor to top BC business organizations including: Small Business BC, New Ventures BC, BC Innovation Council, Vancouver Enterprise Forum and Angel Forum.

About the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a newly formed cross-Canada non-profit with the mandate to be inclusive in providing education, advocacy and awareness in the emerging crowdfunding industry.  NCFA Canada is community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at a grass-roots level to fill a national need in the market place.  Members are industry stakeholders (portals, experts, service providers, and enablers), small businesses and entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to fund their initiatives, and investors seeking to connect with a dynamic and growing crowd.  For more information please visit ncfacanada.org.

Source:  National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

For more information please contact:

Media Contact
Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254
e. casano@ncfacanada.org