This campaign is about you. We are inviting you to be a part of the Investor Revolution and own a part of FrontFundr.
Founded in 2013, we are a FinTech company operating Canada’s leading equity crowdfunding platform connecting private companies with the public.
We democratize investing in private companies, empowering all Canadians to invest in companies they believe in. FrontFundr is Canada’s only equity crowdfunding platform operating from coast-to-coast supporting the entire investment process through our proprietary platform.
Through our first 7 successfully closed deals, we have demonstrated proof of concept and continue to gain traction. Now we're looking for your help to scale up our platform, build on our leading position in Canada, and expand internationally. Invest in the Revolution. Invest in FrontFundr.
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FrontFundr is addressing three key opportunities:
Together, we are building a new curated marketplace that connects private companies with the public, where everyone can be an investor and invest in companies that they believe in. Companies can now simultaneously reach out to a much larger community to attract funding, as well as build a group of engaged, smaller investors.
Not only are we opening up the market, we are tapping into a much larger opportunity – The Democratization of Finance. Changing consumer behaviours and new technologies drive a new era of innovation in finance. Consumers demand greater transparency, ease of use, accessibility, and automation. Millenials are the agents of this change, but the market as a whole incrementally demands more transparency and convenience, and lower cost. FrontFundr, anticipating this shift in consumer behaviour, built the New Capital Market – empowering everyone to easily invest in companies they believe in – a free service for all investors.
FrontFundr is an online two-sided marketplace serving investors and entrepreneurs.
The success fee consists of two components; cash commissions as a percentage of the total funds raised; and warrants (option to purchase the company’s shares at a pre-defined price on or before a future date)
This means that by investing in FrontFundr, you also invest in the companies that successfully raise capital on our platform.
Addressable Market – According to the Crowdfunding Industry Report (Massolution, 2015), the global market for equity crowdfunding grew to US $1.1B in 2014, and subsequently, to US $2.6B in 2015. In countries such as the U.K., where equity crowdfunding was introduced several years ago, it is estimated that 20% of startups and growth companies use equity or debt crowdfunding.
As an online Exempt Market Dealer, FrontFundr’s addressable market in North America comprising the entire private market estimated at US $230B.
Regulatory Changes – New rules have recently been adopted, mirroring other countries, in Canada that enable all Canadians to invest in private companies. As an approved Exempt Market Dealer (registered financial services firm), FrontFundr can use and aggregate all existing and new rules making optimal use of opportunities to connect companies with the widest possible investor community.
Assuming a maximum raise of $1,000,000, the proceeds of this raise will be used as follows:
FrontFundr plans to grow dramatically over the next several years and will be reinvesting its operating cash flow in to the continued growth of the company. Once operations have reached an optimal level, management will consider the best exit strategy for its shareholders. This may include a strategic merger or acquisition, or an initial public offering.
This investment is EBC eligible for a minimum investment of $1,500.
This investment is RRSP/TFSA eligible for a minimum investment of $10,000.
Learn more about these and other benefits by clicking here.
We are now inviting everyone to help us build the investor revolution; an inclusive new capital market enabling everyone to invest in companies that they believe in. You can now join the revolution by pre-pledging an investment amount that you feel comfortable with. Together we make the investor revolution happen.
Invest in the Revolution. Invest in FrontFundr.
octobre 02, 2018
Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s fastest-growing Startup communities.
Vancouver Startup Week is one of our favorite times of the year because it showcases what this community is all about. It is great to see all the amazing innovations, ideas, and investors who make up the ecosystem.
This year we hosted an event called Capital Talks on the Patio with some great partners: BDC, BDO and BLG. We also had the Very Good Butchers cooking up delicious plant based BBQ and Container Brewing having a taste test of their latest brew. Check out their campaign pages on FrontFundr Very Good Butchers (In Live Campaigns) & Container Brewing (In Coming Soon).
This year’s panel discussion topic was all about raising capital; how to get ready, timing, best practices, and different types of raises. FrontFundr’s passion is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to invest in great businesses. As thought leaders in the industry that is a topic we continue to explore and promote. With close to 150 investors and entrepreneurs attendees it was by all accounts FrontFundr’s biggest event yet. We are planning to make it an annual event going forward and continue to contribute to the ecosystem.
I want to thank everyone for your ongoing support, and looking forward to seeing you at our future events!
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken
septembre 11, 2018
FrontFundr made an important decision for our future this year: in order to continue to help more Canadian businesses grow, we needed to have a physical presence in the country’s financial capital. And so it was decided that myself and Steve Smith would relocate from Vancouver to Toronto to open our third office.
As soon as the decision was made, it was clear to me that this was the opportunity to see more of Canada. I decided to do the road trip from Vancouver to Toronto on my own. What a great adventure it was, and what an amazing country we live in.
I met a number of people along the way. When I told them why I was driving from Vancouver to Toronto, they wanted to learn more about FrontFundr. I was encouraged speaking to everyday Canadians who -- when they learned about the opportunity to be their own venture capitalists and invest in early and growth stage businesses they believed in -- signed up to FrontFundr on the spot. These (from every age group, income level, and background) all shared an excitement about investing directly in businesses they could believe in.
This is what we are all about. FrontFundr is inclusive, accessible, and modern. We are democratizing investing in emerging and growth-stage Canadian companies that will change the world.
The opening of our Toronto office is a milestone for FrontFundr. We’ve been operating in central and eastern Canada since the launch of our platform mid-2015. We have since helped a number of companies located in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes raise capital from the FrontFundr community.
We are excited by the early and growth stage companies that are coming out of the Toronto/Waterloo corridor and we know you will be too. With our physical presence in Toronto, we are building out our role in Canada’s startup and growth companies ecosystem, providing companies access to capital from the wider investor community across Canada. With more companies on FrontFundr, you will have even more opportunities to invest in businesses you believe in. If you’re a Toronto-based investor looking to learn more about the companies on FrontFundr, stay tuned for some great events coming your way.
Thank you for your continued support. Without our community, this growth would not be possible.
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken
Founder & CEO, FrontFundr
août 30, 2016
A new type of investment for investors: Equity crowdfunding
Our CEO Peter-Paul Van Hoeken joins BNN for a look at the new equity crowdfunding rules being rolled out in Ontario. He also tells us the different risks and opportunities that come with this type of investment for both the investors and the businesses.
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