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    Two equity crowdfunding models for Canada

    On March 20, the Canadian securities landscape radically shifted when seven Canadian securities regulators published requests for comments on two proposed versions of equity crowdfunding models.

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    Crowdfunding campaigns for startup funding: What you should know

    Crowdfunding campaigns as a means for startup funding have emerged as a potential alternative to angel and venture capital (VC) investments. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital contributed by a large number of donors during an online fundraising campaign in order to support the financing of a new venture. [...]

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    Crowdfunding: Have your say on possible changes in Ontario legislation (part 2)

    In Part 1 of this blog, posted yesterday, I gave an overview of crowdfunding—what it is, who it’s for and what the pros and cons are. I also mentioned that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing a potential crowdfunding exemption to enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies, and pointed to [...]

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    Crowdfunding: Is it right for your startup? (part 1)

    Note: This is the first of two blogs on the topic of crowdfunding. Tomorrow’s post gives an overview of a potential crowdfunding exemption that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing that would enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies. Remember when you were a child and needed to raise money for something special [...]

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    Founders’ restricted rights agreement: Sample template

    Download a sample template of a founders’ restricted rights agreement.

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    In session 21 of Entrepreneurship 101, we focus on understanding the motivation of private venture capital (VC) firms and how it affects their structuring of term sheets and legal agreements. We explore common pitfalls in dealing with VCs, as well as success stories regarding VC investment.

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    Sale of common shares: Financial events series, part 3 of 29

    This example shows how the sale of common shares is recorded in a journal entry and on the financial statements.

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    Debt financing from banks

    Understand debt instruments offered by banks and other financial institutions for small businesses.

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    Are you ready for a private investor?

    You’ve got a great business idea, but how do you tell if you’re ready for an outside investor? Here are some things to consider.

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    What is venture capital or private equity?

    Knowing about private equity and venture capital can help you navigate when seeking financing for your business.

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