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Crowdfunding Directory

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.

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Total Platforms: 28

Alberta BoostR

URL: https://www.albertaboostr.ca
Location: Alberta
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Canadian

Additional Features

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. 

Fee Structure

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

URL: http://www.babeldoor.com
Location: France
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

120-day campaign length recommended

Fee Structure

  • Single donation campaign:  7% fee
  • For all other campaigns, commission (collected only on successful campaigns):  5% + platform’s actual banking fees

Cuban Hat

URL: http://www.cubanhat.tv
Location: Quebec
Focus: Documentary films

Funding Model: Donation Model

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Canadian Projects Only

Additional Features

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".

Fee Structure

  • no fees

Donorhut

URL: https://www.donorhut.com/
Location: Manitoba
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software), Keep-what-you-raise funding

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 2.1% fee per donation 
  • Third party payment transaction fee
  • No set-up costs 
  • Accept donations in all currencies

Fig

URL: https://www.fig.co/
Location: USA
Focus: Video games

Funding Model: Donation Model & Investment Model (securities/equity)

Additional Features

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.

FrontFundr

URL: https://www.frontfundr.com/
Location: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Focus: Startups, including Arts & Entertainment startups

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Investment Model

Base: Canadian

Additional Features

FrontFundr is an equity crowdfunding platform.

FundRazr

URL: https://fundrazr.com/
Location: British Columbia
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Donation Model (reward-based), Keep-what-you-raise funding

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5% of all funds raised
  • 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction in PayPal fees

Haricot

URL: http://www.haricot.ca/
Location: Quebec
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5% of all funds for projects that meet or exceed funding goal 
  • Subject to additional applicable PayPal user fees

Indiegogo

URL: http://www.indiegogo.com/
Location: USA
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Choice of a all-or-nothing funding or Keep-what-you-raise funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • Indiegogo's platform fee on all funds raised is 5%
  • 3 to 5% third party payment transaction fee
  • Non-US campaigns could be subject to a $25 'wire fee'
  • Currency exchange fees may also apply

iPledg

URL: http://www.ipledg.com
Location: Australia
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5.5% on all funds raised
  • Subject to PayPal processing fees of 2.4% + $0.30 per pledge

Karolina Fund

URL: http://www.karolinafund.com
Location: Iceland
Focus: Creative Projects

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5.6% on all funds raised 
  • Subject to applicable Credit Card and PayPal transaction fees

Katipult

URL: http://www.katipult.com/
Location: Alberta
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software), Investment Model

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

Launch your own branded crowdfunding platfrom within weeks.

Fee Structure

  • Setup and license fee.
  • No transaction fees.

Kickstarter

URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/
Location: USA
Focus: General Purpose (mainly creative projects)

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding

Fee Structure

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

URL: http://www.kisskissbankbank.com
Location: France
Focus: Creative Projects

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 8% on all funds raised (for successful projects)

La Ruche

URL: https://laruchequebec.com
Location: Quebec
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Quebec projects only

Additional Features

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)

Fee Structure

  • If a project is successfully funded, La Ruche applies a 7% fee (plus taxes) to the funds collected.
  • If funding isn't successful, there are no fees.
  • Subject to applicable PayPal transaction fees

Mimoona

URL: http://www.mimoona.co.il
Location: Israel
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Choice of a all-or-nothing funding or Keep-what-you-raise funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

Projects must be submitted in Hebrew (they will assist with English-Hebrew translation)

Fee Structure

  • All-or-nothing model: 9% on all funds raised 
  • Keep-what-you-raise model: 12% on all funds raised  
  • Subject to applicable transaction and/or currency conversion fees

Movies Angels

URL: http://www.movies-angels.com
Location: France
Focus: Films

Funding Model: Hybrid Model: Donation (reward based) & Investment (profit-sharing)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • Bewtween 6% and 10% of all funds raised  (for successful campaigns)  degressive based upon the amount raised. If objective is not reached, 1.5% of total raised
  • Possible share of the film's box office revenue

NewJelly

URL: http://www.newjelly.com
Location: Norway
Focus: Creative Projects

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 6-10% fee from all projects that reach their goal, plus PayPal and Payex fees

Patreon

URL: https://www.patreon.com/
Location: USA
Focus: Creative and artistic projects

Funding Model: Donation Model (reward-based), Keep-what-you-raise funding

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

Recurring funding for artists and creators (subscription-based crowdfunding).

Fee Structure

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

URL: http://www.pozible.com
Location: Australia
Focus: Creative Projects

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5% commission  on all funds raised (4% for specified partner organizations and returning successful applicants)
  • Additional 2.4%-3.4%  + $0.30 per transaction PayPal transaction fee

Rockethub

URL: http://www.rockethub.com
Location: USA
Focus: General Purpose (Arts, Business, Science and Social Good projects)

Funding Model: Donation Model (reward-based), Keep-what-you-raise funding

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 4% on all funds raised if funding goal is reached, 8% on all funds raised if goal is not reached
  • 4% credit card handling fee

SeedUps

URL: https://www.seedups.ca/
Location: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec
Focus: Startups, including Arts & Entertainment startups

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Investment Model

Base: Canadian

Additional Features

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.

Fee Structure

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.

Starteed

URL: http://www.starteed.com
Location: Italy
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model & Investment Model (revenue sharing)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

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.

Fee Structure

  • 5% commission on all funds raised for successful projects
  • 10% share of revenue for items sold through the e-store

Thrinacia

URL: https://www.thrinacia.com/
Location: British Columbia
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Customizable (white-label crowdfunding software)

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

  • Portal Reports providing detailed overview on active, finished and other campaigns;
  • Portal Settings allowing to fully control all aspects of the website;
  • Advanced Campaign Management allowing to feature and promote, approve, disapprove, remove, close and alter any campaign on the website;
  • Page Content Management features allowing to manage any pages on the website;
  • Advanced Email Notification management interface.

Fee Structure

  • Subscription plans per month;
  • No setup fee;
  • 14 days free trial plan available for new customers;
  • Custom development options are available;
  • Portals are usually setup within an hour during regular business hours;
  • Offer the development or customers can bring their own developers.

Touscoprod

URL: http://www.touscoprod.com
Location: France
Focus: Films

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

Also included in the offer:

  • VOD distribution of the movie,
  • "Private sessions" (in HD and ad free).

Fee Structure

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

URL: http://ulule.ca/
Location: France, Quebec, Spain
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding

Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

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:
- 6.67% (value added tax non included) for all funds received by credit card,
- 4.17 (VAT non included) for all funds received by check or via Paypal.

No commission is applied if ever a project does not reach its objective.

Verkami

URL: http://www.verkami.com
Location: Spain
Focus: Creative Projects

Funding Model: All-or-nothing funding, Donation Model (reward-based)

Base: Foreign
Jurisdiction: Global

Fee Structure

  • 5% on all funds raised 
  • Subject to applicable bank transaction fees  (1.5-3%)

Yoyomolo

URL: http://www.yoyomolo.com
Location: Quebec
Focus: General Purpose

Funding Model: Donation Model , Keep-what-you-raise funding

Base: Canadian
Jurisdiction: Global

Additional Features

Peer-to-peer funding

Fee Structure

  • 6.9% transaction fee (taxes included). A Pro version is avalaible for $99/month (Minimum commitment of 12 months)
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