The Unicorns of 2015

Once a mythical creature in literature, a Unicorn is now a venture capital term for startup tech firms with valuations of US$1 billion or more. These valuations seem mythical; however, a whole herd of unicorns, 145,.

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Canadian Crowdfunding Summit – March 3rd – Join Us

Join us at the Foremost Destination for Leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding Economy on March 3! CrowdfundSuite Chief Evangelist Bret Conkin will be one of the featured speakers. The 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016) attracts Canadian.

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Real Estate Crowdfunding in Canada Primer | Part III

Nexus Crowd Equity Crowdfunding

Real estate investment is a consistently hot news topic.  Open any newspaper or news website in Canada and coverage of the real estate market is easy to find, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto.  Fortunes are made investing in residential and.

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Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Primer: Part II of III

By Bret Conkin and Alixe Cormick

In this three-part series, we examine whether “conservative” Canadian business culture is having a negative effect on equity crowdfunding taking hold in Canada. In Part I of this series we took a.

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The Truth about Crowdfunding | Capital Advantage 2015 Keynote

Crowdfunding is Exploding.


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Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Primer: Part I of III

Bret Conkin VanFunding 2015

Over the last 8 years, I have spoken to hundreds of entrepreneurs across Canada.  Many are frustrated by a lack of access to capital in order to start of grow their ventures.  As covered here before, banks are not.

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CEO Bret Conkin Event Speaking Schedule

VanFUNDING2015 Crowdfunding Conference

Crowdfunding is touching many industries in 2015 and there is a need for education around the regulations, players, best practices and challenges in the industry. Huge new opportunities now exist to raise funds and extract more favuorable portfolio returns. Here are.

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CrowdfundSuite on CBC News: Crowdfunding for Business

Bret Conkin on CBC TV

The interest in peer lending and equity crowdfunding for business have skyrocketed with the new Startup Crowdfunding Exemptions in 6 provinces in Canada and the huge traction in the UK and the US for businesses.

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Marketplace Lending Disrupting Consumer Loans in Canada

Canadian 5 dollars hockey

The consumer loan experience is getting an upgrade in Canada courtesy of some new players that are targeting the long waits and paperwork hassles of traditional loans and the high rates of alternative providers like payday loans. Experience.

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How to Run a Kick-Butt Kickstarter Campaign

How to Run a Kickstarter Infographic

Since Kickstarter launched just over five years ago, investors have pledged more than $1 billion dollars to help fund the thousands of creative projects featured on the crowdfunding platform. While these projects range in scale and success, entrepreneurs.

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