Crowdfunding platforms accessible to Canadians
Below is a list of Crowdfunding platforms that are accessible to Canadians. The platforms featured on this list are those that are most relevant to creative content projects, either because they accept or specifically feature creative content projects.
Disclaimer: This directory is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion in this directory does not constitute an endorsement of any kind by the CMF or Nordicity. Users should conduct their own due diligence before deciding to use a platform.
To be listed in the directory, a platform must:
- Be officially accessible to Canadians,
- Be in operation and legally constituted,
- Be accessible to creative content producers,
- Have at least one $3,000 project success or three $1,000 projects successes*,
- Have at least 6 successfully funded projects in the past 6 months*.
* Projects ran by and for the benefit of the platform don’t count towards these limits.
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|Alberta BoostR||Alberta||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Canadian|
A platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta.
Offers coaching and guidance through monthly Crowdfunding 101 workshops in Calgary and Edmonton.
Offers a team of supportive advisors entrepreneurs can reach out to before, during and after their crowdfunding journey.
If a project is successfully funded, Alberta BoostR applies a 1.1% fee to the funds collected if the user is an ATB Business customer, or a 5.1% fee if the user is not an ATB Business customer.
The payments processor Stripe will also apply payment processing fees (2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction).
If funding isn’t successful, there are no fees.
|Babeldoor||France||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model||Foreign|
120-day campaign length recommended
Single donation campaign: 7% fee
For all other campaigns, commission (collected only on successful campaigns): 5% + platform’s actual banking fees
|Cuban Hat||Quebec||Visit Site||Documentary Films||Canadian Projects Only||Donation Model||Canadian|
Contest-style documentary crowdfunding. The “hat” includes contributions in cash and in kind from industry partners and private donors. Creators then prepare a pitch for their documentary idea and the public votes via a two-stage voting process (online and via a live event). The winners receive the “hat”.
|Donorhut||Manitoba||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software), Keep-What-You-Raise Funding||Canadian||canadian||manitoba||global||general-purpose||customizable-white-label-crowdfunding-software keep-what-you-raise-funding|
|Fig||USA||Visit Site||Video games||Global||Donation Model, Investment Model||Foreign|
FIG is a curated platform for funding and developing games that brings together rewards-based crowdfunding and investing. Only one or two campaigns, picked by the advisory board, are live at any time.
According to the terms of the license agreement.
|FrontFundr||Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan||Visit Site||Startups, including Arts & Entertainment startups||Canadian Projects Only||All-or-nothing funding, Investment Model||Canadian|
FrontFundr is an equity crowdfunding platform.
Campaign fees consist of an onboarding fee and a success fee. The onboarding fee is dependent on the services provided by FrontFundr during a raise, while the success fee is conditional fee charged on a successful raise and is based on a percentage of the overall funds raised. Onboarding fees start at $3,000 and closing fees range between 6-8% cash and warrants.
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|FundRazr||British Columbia||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Keep-What-You-Raise Funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Canadian|
5% of all funds raised
|Haricot||Quebec||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Canadian||canadian||quebec||global||general-purpose||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|Indiegogo||USA||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Donation Model (reward-based), Choice of all-or-nothing funding or Keep-what-you-raise funding||Foreign||foreign||usa||global||general-purpose||donation-model-reward-based choice-of-all-or-nothing-funding-or-keep-what-you-raise-funding|
|iPledg||Australia||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign||foreign||australia||global||general-purpose||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|Karolina Fund||Iceland||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign||foreign||iceland||global||artistic-creative-projects||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|Katipult||Alberta||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software), Investment Model||Canadian|
Launch your own branded crowdfunding platfrom within weeks.
|Kickstarter||USA||Visit Site||General Purpose (mainly creative projects)||Global||All-or-nothing funding|
If a project is successfully funded, Kickstarter applies a 5% fee to the funds collected. The payments processor will also apply payment processing fees (roughly 3-5%).
If funding isn’t successful, there are no fees.
|kisskissbankbank||France||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign||foreign||france||global||artistic-creative-projects||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|La Ruche||Quebec||Visit Site||General Purpose||Quebec projects only||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model||Canadian|
A platform where projects must contribute to the enlightenment of a region. Either through its theme, or by hiring a local workforce, establishing a business locally, or any other relevant way. (Quebec City and Montreal in June 2016, other regions to come)
|Mimoona||Israel||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Choice of all-or-nothing funding or Keep-what-you-raise funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign|
Projects must be submitted in Hebrew (they will assist with English-Hebrew translation)
|Movies Angels||France||Visit Site||Films||Global||Hybrid Model: Donation (reward based) & Investment (profit-sharing)||Foreign||foreign||france||global||films||hybrid-model-donation-reward-based-investment-profit-sharing|
|NewJelly||Norway||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||Donation Model (reward-based), All-or-nothing funding||Foreign||foreign||norway||global||artistic-creative-projects||donation-model-reward-based all-or-nothing-funding|
|Patreon||USA||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||Donation Model (reward-based), Keep-What-You-Raise Funding||Foreign|
Recurring funding for artists and creators (subscription-based crowdfunding).
Patreon takes 5% of what the patrons pledge. The payments processor will also apply payment processing fees (2% for a canadian creator receiving payment via PayPal).
|Pozible||Australia||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign||foreign||australia||global||artistic-creative-projects||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|Rockethub||USA||Visit Site||General Purpose (Arts, Business, Science and Social Good projects)||Global||Donation Model (reward-based), Keep-What-You-Raise Funding||Foreign||foreign||usa||global||general-purpose-arts-business-science-and-social-good-projects||donation-model-reward-based keep-what-you-raise-funding|
|SeedUps||British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec||Visit Site||Startups, including Arts & Entertainment startups||All-or-nothing funding, Investment Model||Canadian|
On SeedUps Canada, you raise capital in exchange for shares in your Company. All profiled companies must prepare an Offering Memorandum, provide financial statements and comply with securities regulations in accordance with NI 45-106.
You will pay a success fee based on the amount raised, but only if you are successful and only on the completion of the deal. Fees are generally consistent with traditional investment banking fees for similar transactions.
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|Starteed||Italy||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model, Investment Model||Foreign|
Combines a crowdfunding site with an e-marketplace to sell products created through the site.
Contributors earn ‘influence’ which influences the share of the revenues they earn from the sale of products which they have supported.
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|Thrinacia||British Columbia||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software)||Canadian||canadian||british-columbia||global||general-purpose||customizable-white-label-crowdfunding-software|
|Touscoprod||France||Visit Site||Films||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign|
Also included in the offer:
A commission of 8% including VAT of the amount raised by the campaign (5% of the total amount + 3% fee on transactions), nothing if a project doesn’t reach its target.
|Ulule||Quebec, France, Spain||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||All-or-nothing funding|
Ulule’s commission for succesfull projects that collect money in another currency than euro is 6.67% (value added tax non included) for all funds received by credit card and 4.17 (VAT non included) for all funds received by check or via Paypal.
For projects that collect funds in euro, Ulule’s commission rate for collected funds inferior to a total amount of €100 000 is of:
No commission is applied if ever a project does not reach its objective.
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|Verkami||Spain||Visit Site||Artistic & Creative Projects||Global||All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)||Foreign||foreign||spain||global||artistic-creative-projects||all-or-nothing-funding donation-model-reward-based|
|Yoyomolo||Quebec||Visit Site||General Purpose||Global||Keep-What-You-Raise Funding, Donation Model||Canadian|