Author: Oscar Jofre

Jofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.

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Security Tokens for RegA+

Although security tokens have been around for a while, they have started to gain popularity because they offer several advantages over traditional investment vehicles. In…

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Why Are Brand Ambassadors Valuable Investors?

  When it comes to raising capital, it’s important to think outside the box. The JOBS Act created a new type of investor a “brand…

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What is the Opportunity in RegCF for Franchisees and Franchisors?

Raising capital is a critical part of any business, and it can be especially challenging for franchisees and franchisors. Fortunately, there are several options available,…

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10 Years Later: How the JOBS Act Has Revolutionized Capital Raising

It’s been ten years since the JOBS Act was passed, enabling companies to raise capital in ways never before possible. What started in Washington, the…

April 5, 2022

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What is a Fund and How Can it Utilize Reg A?

In the traditional sense of a fund, you may be thinking of something like a hedge fund, or other sort of entity that invests in…

April 1, 2022

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What Due Diligence Do I Need for My RegA+ Offering?

If you’re thinking of conducting a RegA+ offering, you’ll need to do some due diligence first. This blog post will outline what you should investigate…

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Tremendous Growth in Investments in Online Startups

Online startup investing has become more prevalent in recent years as the JOBS Act exemptions continue to evolve and grow more popular as a way…

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A Look Back on the Last Year of RegA+

Marking a huge step forward in equity crowdfunding opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors alike, one year ago, the SEC’s game-changing decision went into effect that…

March 18, 2022

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The Importance of Private Capital for Female Founders

It’s no secret that women face unique challenges when starting and running a business, with women-led startups only receiving 2.3% of VC funding in 2020. From…

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KoreClient Spotlight: Peter Kassel, CEO and Co-Founder of HealthySole

Peter Kassel is the CEO and co-founder of Healthysole, a remover of 99.99% of infectious bacteria, viruses, and spores that are tracked on your shoes….

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KoreClient Spotlight: Dr. Joseph McGinley, Founder and CEO of McGinley Orthopedics

Joseph C. McGinley. M.D., Ph.D. is a highly accomplished musculoskeletal intervention and sports medicine physician with over 15 years of experience in the field. He…

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What are the Benefits of a Cap Table in Capital Raising?

If you’re running a business, then you know that keeping track of your finances is essential. And if you’re looking to raise money from investors,…

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Secondary Market Trading for RegA+, RegCF, and RegD

As more and more companies look to raise capital in the private capital market, it’s essential to understand the different exemptions available for this purpose….

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What are the Benefits of Digital Securities for Issuers and Investors?

With the emergence and development of blockchain technology, digital securities have seen wider adoption by investors and investment firms. Arising from the need for protection…

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KoreConX Webinar: Why cannabis and RegA+ are the perfect match!

A virtual event held by KoreConX that featured Cannabis experts and Top Thoughts Leaders discussing the potential and possibilities of raising money using Regulation A+…

November 4, 2021

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KoreConX’s KoreChain Infrastructure Leveraged by SEC-Qualified Companies Raising Capital

The KoreConX All-In-One Platform is the first to market with a fully compliant blockchain technology (KoreChain) to connect investors, companies, broker-dealers, secondary market ATS, and…

October 27, 2021

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$1 Billion Raised Through RegCF

It seems 2021 is the year where we continue to break new ground for the JOBS Act, and today marks a momentous milestone in its…

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What Forms of Alternative Finance are Available?

Starting a business can be difficult. Most young companies enter the scene with little capital to help them grow. Taking a loan out from the…

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KorePartner Spotlight: Douglas Ruark, Founder and President of Regulation D Resources

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   Douglas Ruark,…

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What is RegTech?

In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis and the subsequent recession that followed, there was a push to create new regulations to govern financial…

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What is Regulated Crowdfunding

On April 5th of 2012, President Obama signed into law legislation called the JOBS Act. Four years after that act was signed, Title III of…

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What is a RegA+ Annual Shareholder Meeting?

With Regulation A+ allowing companies to raise up to $75M USD, the regulation enables many great investors to support an issuer’s journey. From the everyday…

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What is the role of a board director?

When thinking about corporate governance, the first roles that often come to mind are the executive officers like the CEO or CCO. These roles are…

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Meet the KorePartners: Louis Bevilacqua of Bevilacqua PLLC

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to the ecosystem.    For the…

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What is the Role of a Corporate Secretary?

A Corporate Secretary is a required position set forth by state corporation laws and is part of the ‘check and balance’ on board members and…

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Shareholder Rights and Why They’re Important to Know

The first thought that comes to mind when someone says “shareholder,” is Wall Street, understandably, as Wall Street is home to the New York Stock…

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KorePartner Spotlight: Brian Belley, Founder and CEO of Crowdwise

With the recent launch of the KoreConX all-in-one RegA+ platform, KoreConX is happy to feature the partners that contribute to its ecosystem.   Brian Belley,…

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What is Portfolio Management?

Portfolio management, at its most basic level, is the way that an investment portfolio is designed to align with the wants and needs of the…

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There is a Market for Your Private Securities

KoreConX is proud to announce the upcoming KoreSummit event, “There is a Market for Your Private Securities.” The event, co-hosted with Rialto Markets, CrowdCheck, and…

May 18, 2021

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What is a Minute Book and Why is it Important?

Unlike the name suggests, a minute book is by no means minute. As a business grows, a well-kept minute book becomes an essential record of…

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What is 409(a) and Why Does My Company Need it?

Whether your company is a new startup or an established private company, understanding and proper use of a 409(a) is essential to your company’s success….

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What is Alternative Finance?

By definition, alternative finance includes any financing source outside of the traditional realm of the traditional finance systems like regulated banks and stock markets. Such…

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What is Due Diligence?

When it comes to investments of any kind, due diligence is essential for both issuers and investors alike. Do so what exactly is due diligence?…

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Click “RESET”

In the future, 5 or 10 years from now, we will see an evolution in business and a paradigm shift occurring all due to the…

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SEC Approves Increases to RegCF Maximum Offering and Investor Limits

On Monday, November 2, 2020 the SEC approved updates to Regulation Crowdfunding significantly increasing the limits of offering under this regulation. These changes will go…

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KoreSummit RegA+ 2020

KoreSummit is all about education,  We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to receive first-hand knowledge from leading thought leaders to…

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Forbes interview with KoreConX founders

Start-Up KoreConX Launches A New Blockchain Network To Connect The Private Capital Market Robert AnzaloneContributor  Crypto & Blockchain Do you know how to invest in…

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Equity Crowdfunding Platforms (RegCF)

As of 02 JUNE 2020, there are 51 active RegCF Equity Crowdfunding Platforms helping companies raise up to $1.0M USD. We are all anticipating that RegCF…

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FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities

FINRA BD Requirements for RegA+ & Digital Securities The private markets are receiving a much updated revamp by the SEC which is having a major…

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Wefunder Interviews Oscar Jofre co-founder KoreConX

WeFunder the #1 Equity Crowdfunding platform in the USA interviews Oscar Jofre co-founder of KoreConX. (1) What is a Transfer Agent?  This a great question. As…

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Why is my cap table so important for my company?

It’s never too early in the process of building a company to start managing your capitalization table (otherwise known as a cap table). As a…

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SEC changes to RegA+ and RegCF

On 04 March 2020, the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has laid out the proposed changes that are going to have a major impact on…

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Wake up call, do you have the right chain for securities?

Polymath is the latest of the Ethereum fan club that has woken up to the fact that Ethereum isn’t the right blockchain platform for financial…

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Global Crypto Twins one on one with Oscar Jofre co-founder of KoreConX

The Crypto Twins are well-recognized faces in the blockchain space and have been advocates and the voice for those who are supporting the global ecosystem…

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Blockchain Radio’s one on one with KoreConX Chief Scientist/Technology Officer

This is a rare occasion to have our very own Dr. Kiran Garimella interviewed by Blockchain Radio’s Pierre Bourque, a leading talk show host for…

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Midas Letter James West interviews CEO of KoreConX

The Midas Letter show is hosted by personality James West, who gets right into things with his guests. He is an advocate of the capital…

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TalkCents Radio based in UAE interviews KoreConX Director MENA

So much of blockchain is spoken in USA, Europe here is TalkCents coming live from Dubai, UAE.  TalkCents brings the latest leaders in the MENA…

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Facebook’s Libra Reboots the Crypto World

Facebook Libra Project set’s to rebook the crypto world. Since the announcement by Facebook of their Libra Project, everyone in the world came out with…

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Exempt Market Update 2019

The exempt market in Canada is going through some major developments that will fundamentally change how the private market will be seen by investors.Digital Securities…

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KoreConX launches $15M Digital Securities Offering using its own Fully-Compliant KoreProtocol

KoreConX is excited to announce its Digital Securities Offering that will utilize its own KoreProtocol. The KoreProtocol is the world’s first complete end-to-end protocol that…

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Reg A+ Webinar: Q&A Part I

The content on this webinar and associated blogs are provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice or…

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Meet the KorePartners: David Benizri, Rivver

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

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Reg A+ Webinar: The Highlights

In our last webinar, we’ve talked about a very complex topic in the startup industry: The Regulation A+. For those of you who have never…

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Digital Securities Webinar: Your Questions Answered!

We had an overwhelming response to our last webinar on Digital Securities. While Oscar Jofre and Darren Marble did their best to answer all the…

April 22, 2019

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Webinar sheds light on Digital Securities Terrain

The regulator’s message is clear: there’s no room for tampering with the regulation when it comes to capital raising, and many companies that invested time…

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Much Ado About Nothing: the SEC’s No-Action Letter

On April 3, the SEC issued its first no-action letter saying that the tokens proposed to be issued by the applicant, TurnKey Jet (or TKJ,…

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Meet the KorePartners: Dan Eyman, Meld Valuation

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

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Meet the KorePartners: Adrian Alvarez, InvestReady

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

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Meet the KorePartners: Rick Tapia, Blockchain Agility

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

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Meet the KorePartners: Peter Woodard, DLTMI

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

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Meet the KorePartners: Luka Gubo, Blocktrade

  This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe…

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Meet the KorePartners: Kyle Asman, BX3 Capital

This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*. We believe that…

January 23, 2019

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Meet the KorePartners: Michel Aliphon, SME Brokers

This week we are launching a special series to introduce you to our KorePartners. These are the people and companies who share KoreConX’s governance standards,…

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KoreChain & KoreContract

What is the KoreConX blockchain strategy & why choose KoreChain? In this video, KoreConX Co-Founder and CEO, Oscar Jofre, and our Chief Scientist/CTO, Kiran Garimella,…

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Difference between Crypto and Security Token

Is there a difference between cryptocurrency and a security token? The answer is yes, there is a big difference. And it is time we get…

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KoreSummit is honored to have Mr. David Weild IV as its keynote speaker

The first KoreSummit event just got even more interesting. We are thrilled to announce Mr. David Weild IV, the father of the JOBS Act, as…

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KoreSummit – an opportunity to learn about what is a fully compliant Security Token

Security Token – and all the technology and buzzwords that go with it – is not an easy topic. Search these terms online, and you…

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Top Questions a Securities Lawyer will Ask an STO Issuer (in USA or Canada)

Security Token Offering is a serious business. The days of the ICO are over. These are clear messages not only from the SEC and other…

by Oscar Jofre

Life of a Company

I know, the title is odd. But the goal is to show how a company is formed and what is required for it  to be…

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What is Investor Relations for Private Companies?

While Investor Relations may seem like an all-encompassing term referring to the relationship between investors and the company that they invest in, in practice the…

by Oscar Jofre

StartUp Law 101

Late last year I had the opportunity to collaborate with Catherine Lovrics, B.A., LL.B at Bereskin & Parr LLP, on the inner workings of raising…

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Today Investors Want

The internet changed everything when it was first introduced but it has not been until now that Broker Dealers, Exempt Market Dealers (EMD) are playing…

April 22, 2018

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The Death of the ICO and the RISE of #TAO

The term ICO has been very confusing to the investing market, even those selling ICOs have no understanding of it — when you start asking…

February 6, 2018

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Wild Wild West of ICO’s time to move over, Regulated ICO’s are coming (#TAO)

Those that can remember the wild wild west of crowdfunding back in 2010-2011 will have a feeling of dejavu seeing the 2017 ICO market take…

January 23, 2018

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Investor Relations Hashtag #IRPrivate

I know what you are thinking, why on earth do a blog regarding a hashtag.  Clearly everyone knows what Investor Relations (IR) is and how…

January 5, 2018

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Happy 2nd Anniversary KoreConX !

We are so excited to be celebrating the 2nd year anniversary of the KoreConX all-in-one business platform launch.  It’s amazing how fast the past 2 years have gone by.  We have made friends all over the world who have shared their stories of how they use KoreConX to manage their investments with our Portfolio Management tool and how managing their companies corporate information is so easy.

December 8, 2017

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Yes ONE login Yes ONE platform

The All-in-ONE platform The promise land of technology since the early days (going back to the 80’s) was to have one platform to make us…

November 16, 2017

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Shareholders = Customers = Ambassadors

Each interview I’ve had in the past two weeks has asked a question about how some companies or outsiders believe that having a large pool…

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Don’t Let Compliance Become Chaos

Are you spending too much time on compliance and getting frustrated with all the paperwork? Compliance Officers have to deal with compliance and regulatory issues on…

November 2, 2017

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All Hands On Deck

All too often, the responsibility of a company raising capital is left in the hands of a few people…and that weighs on them, affecting everyone….

by Oscar Jofre

Entrepreneurs Get Naked for Money

I think you should get naked. There’s a reason why people have nightmares about being naked in front of a crowd, and it’s because they…

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Role for Corporate Secretaries in Companies with Equity Crowdfunding?

The Corporate Secretary’s role to date has only been utilized, appreciated and well understood by listed companies and larger private company enterprises. Rules mandate their…

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What will happen to blockchain in 2017?

Banks are beginning to recognise the potential of blockchain. Oscar Jofre looks at what this could mean for financial services in 2017. Blockchain is transformative….

December 6, 2016

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Perspective: Alternative Finance in Asia

I’ve been in Shanghai and Hong Kong quite often over the last few months, speaking at events and meeting with partners. As a Canadian, what…

June 16, 2016

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Fintech and Equity Crowdfunding in Germany

FinTech is about to get an upgrade. In 2016, get ready to see GermTech – the entry and infectious spread of high potential German technological…

June 13, 2016

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The Double-D (as in Due Diligence)

Get your mind out of the gutter!   Now, when you first saw the title, you asked yourself what business has to do with anything…

June 3, 2016

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Fintech: The New World Order

Like most of you today, I spend a lot of time reading about fintech. You can get massive amounts of news reports and companies talking…

May 9, 2016

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Trance Music and Equity Crowdfunding

You might not guess it looking at me, but I <a href=”https://www.equities.com/news/electronic-dance-music-las-vegas-and-its-unlikely-savior” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”>love trance music</a>. I have been a big fan of trance…

May 1, 2016

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The R.A.B.B.I.T. Race: The Importance of The Crowd, and the R.A.B.B.I.T Report

The tortoise may sometimes beat the rabbit, but in technology, it’s rarely much of a race. CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal said <a href=”https://www.businessinsider.com/vc-analyst-claims-2016-will-be-the-year-of-the-rabbits-2016-1?r=UK&amp;IR=T” target=”_blank”…

April 19, 2016

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World Domination: The New Fintech

Banking, finance, and insurance have been largely constant and unchanging for decades. It’s been the very definition of an “old boys’ club”, static, institution, monopolistic, and…

April 11, 2016

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Holy Grail of Regulated Crowdfunding

Travelling around the world gives you great perspective on many things.  From the people, culture, food, and market, to how everyone has their own way…

February 9, 2016

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Its great to be Canadian eh !!

It’s an exciting time to be in Canada. On March 20, 2014, the Canadian regulators proposed 4 ways that companies can raise capital in Canada…

June 18, 2015
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