Aug 15, 2018
One of the biggest challenges firms are facing when raising capital with accredited investors is determining their investor status quickly, reliably, and confidentially.
Recent federal laws require companies raising money through private placement capital raises where they generally solicit to verify that their investors are “accredited investors”. A simple questionnaire isn’t enough – companies must take further “reasonable steps” to prove their investors are “accredited investors” with potentially serious consequences for failing to do so.
Jul 25, 2018
Crowdfunding has proven to be a great way to fund businesses looking to get off the ground, and assist established investment firms to diversify their sources of capital. Not only does crowdfunding bring in new investors, but it also helps to spread brand awareness and stimulate discussions.
Capital raising has been a painstaking exercise associated with lots of regulatory hurdles and barriers. It has, therefore, become apparent that the traditional financing methods are simply not suitable for fast growing modern businesses.
Fortunately, starting a crowdfunding platform can help to overcome some of the many problems associated with traditional capital raises and investor management.
If you are still unsure of what crowdfunding type is right for your business, you can check our article discussing different types of crowdfunding.
Here we will discuss some of the benefits of starting your own crowdfunding platform and why this solution may be right for your business.
Jul 3, 2018
Crowdfunding has been a topic of interest for quite some time now as it has allowed thousands of small businesses and individuals to gather the capital they need to fund their growth, idea or product/service development. That being said, the landscape of crowdfunding is quickly changing. New crowdfunding platforms are entering the market to fulfil the demands of various niche and industry-specific groups.
With ample opportunity to create the next great crowdfunding software, there remains one question: how do you get in the game now before it’s too late? And what are the steps to build, scale and start your own crowdfunding platform?
Jun 21, 2018
We are pleased to announce we’ve achieved a major milestone (while adhering to our previously announced timeline of 2Q18) to introduce a blockchain-based secondary market product, which includes capabilities such as issuer buybacks, bulletin boards and auction-based price discovery. Katipult clients will be able to offer tradable securities, introduce smart contracts, and automate clearing and settlement for transactions at a much faster rate, while ensuring both the security of payments and regulatory requirements.
Jun 7, 2018
Crowdfunding, or crowdinvesting, is an effective alternative method for connecting investors with opportunities to invest in specific products, campaigns, and even entire businesses. By creating your own crowdfunding platform, you can: disrupt and reshape your industry, provide a highly valuable service, and help turn business ideas, dream projects, and new products into reality.
However, before you can start your own crowdfunding platform, you need to decide which type of crowdfunding is appropriate for your industry. Your decision will depend upon the business models and personal preferences of the industry you serve, as well as the capabilities of your investment crowdfunding software.
May 28, 2018
SWIFT Business Forum Canada gathered over 340 financial service leaders to discuss the opportunities and threats of rapid technological advancement across the financial ecosystem in Canada.
Our CIO, Ben Cadieux, was one of the panelists for “Shaping the Future: Innovation in Action” together with Tim Hogarth, VP of Innovation Strategies and Framework at TD Bank Group, and Nicholas Bayley, Managing Director of Accenture Strategy at Accenture Canada. The panel was moderated by Ryan Masters, Executive Director & Strategic Relationship Manager at SWIFT.
The panel was aiming to uncover how leaders are shaping the future of financial services by strategically employing new technologies, successfully utilizing information and Big Data, and reshaping their infrastructures.
Here are the 5 key takeaways from the panel “Shaping the Future: Innovation in Action” on SWIFT Business Forum Canada 2018:
May 21, 2018
Katipult (TSXV:FUND and FRA: K10 ) recently sat down with Peter Smyrniotis from Victory Square Technologies to discuss how it provides proprietary, cloud-based software infrastructure on a white label basis that allows client firms to design, set up, and operate their own branded investment platform. Katipult also discussed its views of the private capital markets moving online in the coming years and the necessity for firms to transform their operations to stay relevant.
May 10, 2018
Katipult took part in the inaugural Tokenomx crypto conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the Le Meridien Hotel on April 18-19, 2018. Katipult also co-hosted a Speaker Dinner event with its Thailand-based client iLab, at the highly acclaimed David’s Kitchen for all VIP ticket holders, speakers, and sponsors from Tokenomx. Over 100 people showed up for the event.
Apr 30, 2018
As our firm continues to explore the global opportunities in major financial centers, we are excited to have recently added two regulated firms from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including a subsidiary of a publicly listed entity on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. This milestone starts our coverage of the UAE and cooperation to adhere to the regulatory requirements in the country.