Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: Seven Benefits for Creators

Seven reasons why content creators and producers should give crowdfunding a try.

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Crowdfunding Models in Canada: A Comparison

There are four main crowdfunding models that can be used in Canada to raise funds for a project. Which one should you opt for? Here’s an overview of those models.

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Mages of Mystralia: Crowdfunding as a promotional tool

A late-stage crowdfunding campaign can be the ideal opportunity to create buzz around a game launch. It was a winning strategy for Montreal studio Borealys Games.

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Crowdfunding and Income Taxes in Canada

What are the fiscal consequences of a crowdfunding campaign in Canada? In the absence of specific rules, here are a few answers that will help you see more clearly when the time comes to complete your income tax returns following a campaign.

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Case study: Mercenary Kings

How can a crowdfunding campaign help you to stand out among the industry’s major players?

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Equity Crowdfunding for Cultural Projects

Since 2015, Canadian companies wishing to call upon the general public to raise funds can do so through equity crowdfunding—whereby investors acquire a stake in their business. However, this method of financing is generally not appropriate for cultural projects, unless they involve leading-edge technology.

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Equity Crowdfunding in Canada, Province by Province

Since 2015, Canadian creators may resort to equity crowdfunding to finance their businesses. However, the conditions that apply to take advantage of this new funding mode vary from province to province and from territory to territory.

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InvestYYC: Lessons Learned from a Crowdfunding Platform

After having experienced a great deal of success during its first two years in operation, the InvestYYC crowdfunding platform slowly began losing speed. At the beginning of 2016, it announced that it was ceasing its operations until further notice. A look back on a platform that had trouble making its mark in a market dominated by Kickstarter and Indiegogo among others.

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Equity Crowdfunding in the United States

Almost four years after President Barrack Obama enacted the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), the most highly awaited provision of this act finally came into force in May 2016. Like Canadians, Americans can now contribute to equity crowdfunding campaigns. As is the case in Canada, the practice is however strictly regulated.

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Failing After Having Received Funding

It’s not because you reach your objective for your crowdfunding campaign that your project is guaranteed to succeed. Sometimes, after several months or years of sustained effort, entrepreneurs are forced to pack up their bags. It happens in the case of both reward-based and equity crowdfunding.

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