Welcome to CanaDragon

Thank you for visiting CanaDragon Equity Crowdfunding!

Before entering the website, let us tell you about something first…

This is a website of a funding portal that is not operated by a registered dealer under Canadian securities legislation.

This is a website of a funding portal that does not provide advice about the suitability of any security or about the merits of any investment.

The CanaDragon Equity Crowdfunding Interchange website is operated to the following:

Saskatchewan: General Order 45-929 – Start-up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions. British Columbia: BC Instrument 45-535 Start-up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions. Nova Scotia: Blanket Order No. 45-524 Start-up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions. New Brunswick: 45-506 – Blanket Order Start-Up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions. Manitoba: Blanket Order 45-502 Start-up Crowdfunding Prospectus and Registration Exemption. Quebec: Blanket Order on Start-Up Crowdfunding Prospectus and Registration Exemptions Decision No. 2016-PDG-0095 in accordance with Multilateral CSA Notice 45-319.

About Start-up Crowdfunding on the CanaDragon Interchanges | CanaDragon
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About Start-up Crowdfunding on the CanaDragon Interchanges

Learn how we are connecting public investors with private emerging business ventures

Common equity crowdfunding (CECf) has finally come to Canada. The six provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia have united in a harmonized group of regulatory exemptions to create a seamless environment in which CECf can be done economically.

This means that common public investors in any of the six participating provinces will now be able to buy, equity shares in exciting, new private start-up companies headquartered in any of those six participating provinces through specially designed websites or “portals” such as CanaDragon.

Common Equity Crowdfunding vs. Reward Crowdfunding

Most of us are familiar with crowdfunding of start-up businesses via web sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Using these sites, people make contributions to new businesses, and special interest causes, in exchange for a reward, often a unit of the new product or service that is proposed by the promoter. This is reward crowdfunding.

With common equity crowdfunding, you are the dragon. Any interested person (known as an un-accredited investor), can now become a real investor in startups or growing businesses, found on a CECf portal, by buying an equity stake in a new venture. As the investor, you get a shot at being in on the next great idea!

Nature & Risks of Common Equity Crowdfunding

Common equity crowdfunding is the financing of a private business venture corporation, by the selling of ownership shares in that venture to any investor willing to take the risk.

The ownership or “equity” shares sold in this type of crowdfunding are unregistered securities, meaning that they are only allowed to be issued, sold, bought, and resold under rules embodied in a specific regulatory exemption granted by the securities regulators of the participating provinces (in this case British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). The Multilateral CSA Notice 45-316 Start-up Crowdfunding Registration and Prospectus Exemptions, issued on May 14, 2015, sets out the general operating criteria for orders of each of the participating provinces that make possible the type of equity crowdfunding for which the CanaDragon Interchanges were created.

Please review our Risk Warning before deciding to invest in Common Equity Crowdfunding.

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