Crowdfunding

Hashtag Trending – Kickstarter unionizes, Inbox damage control, Bezos pledges to fight climate change

Kickstarter employees have voted in favour of forming a union, Twitter talks about how they prevent their email inbox from catching on fire, and Jeff Bezos says he’s pledging $10 billion to fight climate change, but Reddit isn’t convinced. ...

Joining academic forces generates a win for sustainability

Kristin Skelton returned home from overseas in 2014 when the economy of her home province of Alberta was at a low ebb. “I was applying for a lot of jobs and not getting anywhere,” says Skelton, a sociology undergraduate with a work internship in Washington, D.C., and teaching experience in Asia ...

Q2 2019 Summary: Portfolio News and Activities

Happy Canada Day to our friends and colleagues north of the border, and Happy Fourth of July to those of you south of the border. We hope everyone is having a great start to summer.  Here’s a quick recap of the key activities and announcements from this past quarter.   Welcome to the V1 family ...

FSB warns of risks posed by fintech innovation

Innovations such as blockchain technology, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending pose novel risks and benefits to the financial system, suggests a new report published Thursday by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global fin ...

New rules for U.K. crowdfunding market aim to bolster investor protection, innovation

Investors will be limited to risking 10% of investable assets, unless they receive regulated financial advice The post New rules for U.K. crowdfunding market aim to bolster investor protection, innovation appeared first on Investment Executive. ...

Hashtag Trending – Video game detects Alzheimer’s; Samsung’s new vertical TV; no Anti-vaxxers on Indiegogo

Video game helps to detect Alzheimer’s disease; Samsung releases a vertical TV; Indiegogo bans anti-vaxxers. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, May 1st, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Trending on Google, a video game has been proven to ...

Investing in hardware and the data layer

Over the past couple of months, we have written about a range of themes that have been interesting to us lately. Through public brainstorming, we have met some inspiring entrepreneurs, been introduced to some cool companies and received some great feedback. All in all, we have been enjoying the pro ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada could hit $1.25, Zacks Research says

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE:MPLS) could be an attractive option for investors looking for exposure to the e-commerce space, says Zacks Small Cap Research, whose new report on MPLS argues that if the company delivers on its strategy over the medium-term ...

Russian cryptocurrency partnership is a big step forward for GoverMedia, CEO says

E-commerce company GoverMedia Plus Canada (CSE:MPLS) has announced a joint venture with EXMO Finance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Europe with over 1.4 million registered users. The partnership will give GoverMedia users the ability to trade cryptocurrencies from within the company’s onli ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp talks to Cantech Letter

Roland Bopp Niche markets aren’t what they used to be. While Facebook measures its penetration against nothing less than Earth’s population, anything else can seem small. Your site allows gamers to stream their latest moves to their peers? Niche. Your app lets people listen to their music for ...