This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Canada Crowdfunding Companies
Green Inbox provides various marketing tools for Kickstarter campaigners: 1. Partner Program – risk free facebook ads.
We pay for the ads, and take (%) only on funds we bring-in 2. Smart Facebook Ads – where we guarantee a 1:5 return on the ad spend.
3. Inbound Marketing – personal emails to your own network And more …
Few of our clients (Facebook ads): – Smart Belt 2.0, 13,000 backers, raised $1.3m+, https://goo.gl/rerCGa – Wootz EDC, 9,000 backers, raised $350K, https://goo.gl/8cP53S – Keego, raised $250k, https://goo.gl/4CgwTE – Kosmos Pen, 2,500 backers, raised $300K, https://goo.gl/gsiDf7 And many more … More info: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_AAB60GxToyTaI4X-R4Yw https://www.quora.com/topic/Green-Inbox https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/how-crowdfunding-will-make-you-a-better-entrepreneur.html https://www.indiewire.com/2015/08/6-essential-tech-tools-for-filmmakers-59245/.
Reelhouse’s distribution platform connects viewers and creators directly, unlocking unprecedented film experiences. Rather than a traditional retailer treating and delivering film as a commodity, Reelhouse specializes in the future needs of the digital film consumer by providing a customizable service for filmmakers, studios and distributors.
Interactive components, creator posts, physical/digital merchandising, extras etc. can all be controlled and bundled in various ways by the film creators themselves.
Such features not only create a more compelling storytelling experience, but also allows the creator to increase the value of both EST and VOD in addition to unlocking new monetization streams.. .
Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc. (‘ShareOwner’) has been providing self reliant investors with a simple, flexible, and affordable way to meet long-term investing goals since 1987.
ShareOwner is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) and a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). With ShareOwner, investors have access to full dividend reinvestment plans, including fractional shares, for more than 500 Canadian and US Stocks and ETFs..
Inovestor Inc. is a leading provider of wealth management platforms and professional financial technology and services.
Since pioneering the Canadian Fintech industry in 1999, more than 500 investment advisors, banks, insurance companies and exchanges have been relying on Inovestor’s fundamental data and analytics to make optimal investment decisions. Inovestor is a fully integrated fintech company that controls the value chain from issuers and exchanges to the investor..
People need to raise money for all sorts of reasons: personal, charitable, entrepreneurial. Crowdfunding has emerged as a mechanism to make that easier than ever before.
FundRazr is already a world leader in crowdfunding (top 10 site according to Forbes and others). We recently launched a new strategy to deliver crowdfunding to everyone, everywhere by enabling partners to provide crowdfunding to their specific community of users on their own websites and under their own brand.
Similar to how PayPal delivers payments-as-a-service to their customers by making it easy to add convenient, tested, secure and feature rich payment solutions to existing websites, FundRazr delivers our crowdfunding-as-a-service solution to our individual, organizational and enterprise customers. Compared with white label products that allow partners to start their own crowdfunding portal, our solution makes it easy to deliver a proven, world-leading crowdfunding feature set right within partners’ existing websites and without the hassle of running and managing an additional portal.
In addition, and in contrast with white labels products, our state-of-the-art fraud prevention systems and technology infrastructure help ensure our partners can deliver the safest, most reliable experience to their customers, protecting their communities and their brands with minimal day-to-day management requirements.. .
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified financial services organization. With total assets of $367 billion as of October 31, 2007 and almost 36,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.
They serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, their personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®, one of Canada’s leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, their North American investment and corporate banking division. In the United States, clients are served through Harris, a major U.S.
Midwest financial services organization with a network of community banks in the Chicago area and wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, their North American investment and corporate banking division. They help their customers manage their financial affairs by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact.
Their financial service professionals provide access to any services their customers require across the entire enterprise.. .
Access Cash General Partnership is Canada’s premier ATM portfolio management services provider that operates under the Access Cash, Cash N Go and EZEE ATM brand names. As a leader in the industry since 2001, they take great pride in their well-established reputation for high standards in customer service and technical support.
They meet or exceed all Interac, Visa, Visa Plus, MasterCard and Anti-Money Laundering regulations in Canada.. .
Founders Advantage Capital
FA Capital is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “FCF” and employs a passive and permanent investment approach. The Corporation has developed an investment approach to create long-term value for its shareholders and partner entrepreneurs (investees) by pursuing controlling interest acquisitions of middle-market privately held entities generating significant free cash flow.
FA Capital seeks to win mandates by appealing to the segment of the market which is not aligned with traditional Private Equity control, royalty current pay monetization’s or related structures. FA Capital’s innovative platform offers disproportionate incentives (contractually) for growth in favour of our partner entrepreneurs.
This unique platform is designed to appeal to entrepreneurs who believe in the growth of their businesses and who want the added ability to maintain operational control with a long-term and passive partner.. .
Hampton is a leading Canadian boutique full-service investment dealer delivering wealth management and capital markets services. Supported by almost 40 advisors and associates, we pride ourselves on providing unbiased investment solutions and bespoke service to private and institutional clients.
A Hampton advisor can provide recommendations for generating growth or a steady stream of income together with estate planning ideas. Our capital markets professionals offer expertise in a complete range of investment banking services as well as institutional sales and trading..
CashPoint is Toronto’s one stop shop for all your money transacvtion needs. Their comprehensive suite of service enables you to transfer money around the world or meet your individual or business cash flow needs.
CashPoint provide solution to all your financial needs under one roof. You can send money to your loved ones and business while you are at work or home through their online and interact e-transfer services at competitive rates..
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc.
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) is a registered non-profit organization, providing confidential and professional budget, credit and debt repayment counselling programs to families and individuals.
Established in 1994, CCSAC has several offices located throughout Atlantic Canada and offers a variety of programs to help their clients reach their financial goals. Several offices are located across Canada, in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
With several offices located throughout Atlantic Canada, the company provides guidance to their clients in solving debt problems. Their approachable certified counsellors are completely accessible to anyone who needs help, and always take the time to get to know the client and review his unique financial situation.
The counsellors work with the client to help find realistic solutions for developing a budget, managing their money, using credit wisely and building a stable financial future. Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada offers financial education and debt management services in St.
John’s, Newfoundland . The company’s St.
John’s office is located at 136 Crosbie Road. The company has been serving the St.
Bridging Finance Inc. was founded in 2012 as a privately held Canadian company providing middle-market Canadian companies with alternative financing options to those offered by traditional lenders.
The funds deployed by Bridging are used to address short-term needs, including restructuring existing debt, providing working capital for growth, as well as supporting inventory purchases, capital expenditures and acquisitions/buyouts. Bridging attracts borrowers who cannot access capital from traditional financing sources due to industry factors, complexity, size, or other unique challenges companies might face.
Facilities offered are covenant-lite, quick, flexible, and creative – generally based on the value of the assets of the company and the borrowing needs. A large investment pool is available for transactions of up to $30,000,000 with the potential for larger transactions.
Bridging Finance created the Bridging Credit Fund LP in November 2013. Since inception, Bridging has adapted to increasing demand in the marketplace and resulting growth.
In July 2014, Bridging expanded its coverage in the retail fund space and partnered with Ninepoint Partners (formerly, Sprott Asset Management) for distribution of the Fund and the Fund was renamed to Sprott Bridging Income Fund LP. Aside from the retail fund, Bridging also manages money for family offices and institutional investors through the Bridging Private Debt Institutional Fund LP and Separately Managed Accounts.
Bridging Finance is a registered restricted portfolio manager and exempt market dealer registered in all jurisdictions across Canada and is also registered as an investment fund manager.. .
Investing News Network
The Investing News Network:registered: (INN) is a rapidly growing network of focused publications. We provide independent, unbiased news and education for investors in targeted niches.
For investors who are comfortable taking the next step, we offer the opportunity to connect with trusted companies providing investment opportunities. For these trusted companies, we connect them with investors who are educated in the specific opportunities in that niche and who are ready to engage..
REITIUM is a real estate investment platform that has created an automated and digitized way to simplify the process of investing in private securities. Our vision at REITIUM is to create a world-class platform that allows users to invest in income-generating real estate assets.
REITIUM created a proprietary SaaS technology, which is a back-end management software that offers investment managers a solution to house real-time investment data, fully compliant with securities regulations. Most companies working with sensitive investment data are using spreadsheets and archaic modeling with no live deal tracking, which means their manual process can be exposed to human error or majorly backlogged.
Our SaaS brings together the many layers of the backend deal flow process and through a personalized app it acts as a CRM, a live deal tracker, a digital CAP table, a communications centre, a compliance engine and more. With EXEMPTIUM, users save hundreds of hours per week, no longer miss out on deals and have access to our simplified, digitized system, available on any device.
Our long term vision is for REITIUM to include servicing the retail investor market, becoming a global platform that offers the opportunity for anyone to invest in private securities, enabling Real Estate for Everyone™.. .
NexusCrowd is the first investment platform in Canada to harness the power of the crowd to offer investors the opportunity to co-invest alongside venture capital and private equity partners on the same terms. NexusCrowd partners with institutions to provide accredited investors with access to exclusive private investment opportunities that have reached at least 50% of the funding target.
Every investment opportunity on the platform is sourced, vetted, structured, reported on and managed by institutional partners, giving investors access to institutionally led and managed investments across all sectors, stages and securities.. .
Healthy Crowdfunder (an ALA Midas backed company) is an ecosystem linking businesses, investors, and customers to advance the development and commercialization of preventive, predictive and personalized health solutions. Financial Mission: To help entrepreneurs grow their business on health ventures involved in the 3Ps – preventive, predictive, and personalized health – through co-development and co-financing from funding to exit.
Social Mission: Through the health ventures they co-finance and co-develop, they aim to help people live long happy healthy lives. ALA Midas Capital Inc is in the merchant banking business providing strategic advisory services related to reorganization, restructuring, investor/ public relations, and mergers and acquisitions transactions within the private and public capital markets.
Their platform is under construction. Their interim landing page www.healthycrowdfunder.com leads you to social media links.
For insight about their values and mission go to www.healthycrowdfunder.wordpress.com . They are currently recruiting technology specialists including software developers and data scientists.
Please contact me directly at [email protected] T:778 889 8509 or Skyp tony.arias8.. .
Jaguar Capital provides advisory services to growth-stage companies in the areas of governance, financial management, and funding strategy. The company works to structure and model growth companies for investment.
It helps position companies for growth with innovative risk management and corporate governance practices. Jaguar Capital has been engaged at the CEO level to provide C-suite consulting and mentorship on a range of topics related to investment, strategy, governance, and financial risk management for startups; and early-stage, mid-level, and growth-stage corporations.
Jaguar Capital was founded in 2008 and is based in Ontario, Canada.. .
DANDY is community driven, crowdsharing platform for mobile app development. Our users suggest app ideas and participate in voting and feedback, design, crowdfunding, development, beta testing, and marketing.
When apps are made, we share revenue with the entire community based on their level of contribution.. .
SeedUps Canada makes the complicated process of raising private capital simple. A fintech company that enables collaboration between innovative companies and the private investing community of angels, early stage venture funds, and engaged investors.
The technologies provide virtual environments where companies and their agents can prepare, present and execute a capital raise and the resources to manage the investors through to exit. The company’s team has expertise in helping companies prepare and present a well structured capital raise to an engaged investor audience of individual investors, angels, and early stage VCs.
Investments are completed in a secure online data room, saving the company time and money. It’s a disruptive model for the next generation of investing.
SeedUps Canada was founded on 2013 and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.. .
Open Avenue is a real estate crowdfunding platform that enables individuals to buy shares of investment-grade real estate properties, without the landlord headaches. Unlike large-scale REIT and investment funds, investors can choose which individual investment properties to fund, giving them the ability to diversify their investment portfolio and the potential to transform their community.
Open Avenue brings real estate investment into the digital world by providing real-time reports and insight into property income and expenses, valuations and operations. Our Mission 1.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to invest in quality direct real estate. 2.
We believe real estate investment should be 100% transparent, so that you know exactly what bricks and mortar you own and how your income is being generated. 3.
We believe you shouldn’t have to put up tens of thousands of dollars into a single property. Investors should have the opportunity to pool together to own investment-grade property without without layers of management diluting their investment.
4. We believe you shouldn’t have to plunge toilets and deal with midnight tenant phone calls in order to own real estate..
Ajolla is a crowdfunding marketplace that helps entrepreneurs raise capital from customers by selling coupons through funding campaigns. By launching a campaign, a new or existing business can acquire new customers that are crucial to the growth and sustainability of any business.
Entrepreneurs can easily receive feedback through reviews from the ajolla community and develop relationships with customers, thereby building business loyalty.. .
Walter provides data and insights that blockchain asset investors and traders need to make better decisions. Walter helps cryptoasset investors and traders make better decisions.
Access to information is a powerful differentiator in the networked era. Walter uses token economics to incentivize the creation and sharing of cryptoasset information with those who can benefit from it.
Institutional investors, hedge funds, analysts, and individual investors have the opportunity leverage insights from Walter and earn rewards for their participation.. .
ConnectionPoint is a social commerce platform to make it easy for people to do personal and group business online. Its custom-branded crowdfunding plug-in enables consumer brands increase their marketing and sponsorship ROI by integrating crowdfunding as a channel for acquiring new customers and deepening brand engagement, while also providing a robust set of actionable analytics.
Its features include fully-branded rich media social sharing, social media ‘content farming’, organic content distribution network, smart widget technology, gated reward feature, customer opt-in e-mail marketing, in-feed sponsored brand content, and more.. .
At the heart of Canadian society, young entrepreneurs work and dream. Risk-takers and trail-blazers, they exist to innovate.
They are creative, productive and daring. They work hard, they give back and they play a vital role in our economy.
TEN is all about supporting entrepreneurship since it can play as a conduit for inclusiveness. It paints a picture of the scale and scope of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities.
Also examines barriers and provides guidance for everyone on how these barriers can be overcome, focusing on business creation by the unemployed, the design of business development services and making economic systems friendly to entrepreneurship and self-employment. The key message of TEN is that societies can make a difference, in terms of both increasing the quantity of businesses created by people and increasing the quality of their business activities.
Key factors in their success include setting down clear and specific objectives in terms of addressing the barriers to entrepreneurship and ensuring that the target clients are aware of the support that exists and able to access it easily. Our Vision is to empower entrepreneurs with a road-map and support that guides them through the transition from start‑ups, to micro‑enterprises, and on to small and medium‑sized businesses that create jobs, lead innovation, and increase economic development in their local communities.
TEN looks at the interrelationships between brands, customers, content and markets to find opportunities or leverage points that can take the performance of the entire economies & businesses to a higher level. We look at transforming the totality of the entrepreneurs’ market presence.
Brainhunter has over 20 years of expertise as a high value-added Professional Staffing Services and Managed Services company. We provide end-to-end recruiting, staffing and technology solutions for clients within various industry verticals and Government Sectors that include a number of Fortune 500 companies.
As part of the Quess Corp Limited Group of Companies, Brainhunter ranks among one of the largest Professional IT and Engineering staffing firms in North America. Quess is one of the fastest growing global staffing firms and is part of the international company, Fairfax Financial Holdings, held through its listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook..
Conduit Investor Relations Ltd.
Conduit works diligently to link investors with opportunities for the creation of new wealth. Conduit Investor Relations provides investor awareness to undervalued, underappreciated public venture companies or private companies to become public Conduit only works with opportunities that it believes are likely to create substantial new wealth for all stakeholders.
Conduit will utilize its vast experience and network within the investment industry to help investors understand both the current, and future potential for the companies it represents.. .
Diversified Global Asset Management
Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles.
It also caters to pension and profit sharing plans, other investment advisers, public and private pension funds, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The firm invests in alternative markets across the globe.
It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis to make its investments. The firm obtains external research to complement its in-house research to make its investments.
Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation was founded in 2004 and is based in Toronto, Canada.. .
FCF is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “FCF” and employs a passive and permanent investment approach. The Corporation has developed an investment approach to create long-term value for its shareholders and partner entrepreneurs (investees) by pursuing majority or minority interest acquisitions of middle-market privately held entities generating significant free cash flow.
FCF seeks to win mandates by appealing to the segment of the market which is not aligned with traditional Private Equity control, royalty current pay monetization’s or related structures. FCF’s innovative platform offers disproportionate incentives (contractually) for growth in favour of our partner entrepreneurs.
This unique platform is designed to appeal to entrepreneurs who believe in the growth of their businesses and who want the added ability to maintain operational control with a long-term and passive partner.. .
Fund IT TV
FunditTV is an impactful and exciting platform to promote Crowdfunding projects via webTV. Through us, entrepreneurs and businesses can promote their pitch campaign video via their FunditTV web broadcasts and multi media platforms.
They help entrepreneurs reach out to a global network. They help promote crowdfund projects all over the world to expand their reach and influence..
Chou Associates Management
Chou Associates Management is a privately owned, independent investment. It followed an investment process in selecting equity investments for the Funds.
It manages about $290 million in net assets as of December 31, 2019, for a broad range of individual and corporate investors across Canada. The firm was founded and managed by Francis Chou in 1981 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada..
BDCan Investment Group
BDCan Investment Group was founded in January 2017 by a group of Realtors. The initial objective of the fund was to invest in the booming GTA housing market.
Since then, the Group has moved into funding startups and other tech companies that show potential for growth and success.. .
GreedyGiver is a 100% Canadian crowdfunding platform that helps individuals and groups raise funds and reward donors. GreedyGiver is the only platform that PROVIDES perks for its campaigners.
Donors get to choose the perk they want from our marketplace of rewards, making the process more fun and engaging for everybody. Campaigners can also add their own campaign-specific perks..
scolaris provides an crowdfunding platform for students looking to raise funds in the form of a scholarship to help subsidize their tuition costs every semester. We allow students to create custom scholarship profiles (a nice mix between a conventional scholarship profile and a typical Facebook profile) and share it with their social networks.
Roughly 2-3 months before the start of a new term, students are encouraged to create a Scholarship (or what we like to call, “A Scolariship”) Campaign. They would set a reasonable Dollar amount (i.e.//$1000) and a target deadline and then campaign by reaching out to their family, friends, colleagues and anyone else for small donations – using the crowdfunding principle and social media/networking.
And unlike other crowdfunding websites (Kickstarter.com, Indiegogo.com, Gofundme.com) that don’t hold a fundraiser accountable, at Scolaris.ca we take pride in the way we handle the donations. When students register for the first time, we request a university email address, a letter of acceptance or a prior transcript for verification purposes.
During the course of their campaign, students are asked to upload their upcoming school tuition fee invoice once they’ve chosen their courses. At the end of their campaign, Scolaris will use whatever funds have been raised (even if they don’t reach their goal – we don’t do the “all of none” motto here) and use the invoice provided to pay off some/all of their tuition before classes start! During the course of their campaign, students are encouraged to populate their portfolio with relevant academic and extracurricular content such as photos, videos, documents, awards and even track their progress through their own personal blog! What Facebook did for socializing, and LinkedIN did for business, Scolaris is doing it for education! What makes Scolaris.ca different from other crowdfunding sites is our ability to provide students with an opportunity to create fundraising campaigns at least 3 times a year.
Our belief is that if a student joins us as a freshman, we’ll have their trust for at least 4 years and possibly thereafter. Through this relationship, Scolaris will be able to create an academic timeline of the student (using all the information they provided over the years) that can then be used later in life for job interviews, grad school admissions and who knows what else!.
Creative Photo & Video Production in Montreal HeriPhotography works with tech startups, creative entrepreneurs and individuals to come up with unique visuals that would inspire their audience. We are behind the success of many crowdfunding campaigns as well as many consumer startups (especially Montreal & NYC).
We live in a visual world. No matter where you go or what you do you, there are visuals that influence you just about every minute of the day.
Whether you are an actor, singer, musician, CEO or a small business owner, your image will influence your audience. That’s why you need striking visuals that makes your audience get quickly who you are, how you do it differently, and why they should choose to be with you.
It will be HeriPhotography’s mission to deliver striking visuals that will support that vision.. .
Richco Investors Inc. provides financial, management, and other administrative services to early development stage businesses.
The company offers various services, such as strategic planning, capital infusion, and corporate restructuring. Richco Investors Inc.
is based in Vancouver, Canada.. .
CreckJack is a unique combination of social network and crowdfunding platforms which connect content creators with their fans. CreckJack allows to attract funding from your sponsors to help you to develop your talent or to support your project.
At the same time, sponsors intend to receive cool rewards and get an access to exclusive content from artists they are following.. .
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