Topics Under Tag: "Canada"

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Can Tax Incentives Jumpstart the JOBS Act?

Chelsea Eddy | January 24, 2017

Investing in local businesses, rather than in publicly traded corporations, is an idea generating interest globally. But until recently, that was hard to do in the U.S., thanks to federal and state laws that have impeded such investments by average citizens. The JOBS Act, passed in 2012 and fully implemented last May, has lowered many […]

Canadian Crowdfunding Industry Poised For Take-Off

Amy Cortese | March 11, 2016

As a light snow blanketed Toronto, more than 400 people converged for the second annual Canadian Crowdfunding Summit March 2-3 in Toronto. Attendees had much to talk about: since the last time they gathered, Canada had enacted three new securities exemptions and begun harmonizing rules across the country. The new rules coincide with a spike of […]

Canada Moves Ahead With Investment Crowdfunding

Richard Rémillard | June 15, 2015

The crowdfunding ice melted in the Great White North last month when a group of six Canadian provinces adopted a common set of rules for equity and debt crowdfunding. The Startup Crowdfunding Exemption, as the rules are called, allow non-public companies in participating provinces to raise up to CAD $250,000 per offering, with two offerings […]