The Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption is a way for businesses to raise capital by having each person within the crowd invest a small amount of money by way of internet portals with an expectation of a financial or investment return. This type of equity or debt crowdfunding is regulated by the Commission and is a new exemption that is pursuant to an order of the Commission Blanket Order No. 45-524 (Amendment).
The Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption forms and helpful links are listed below. For further information or to submit completed forms email: nssc.Crowdfunding@novascotia.ca.
Funding portals – refer to the guide below for assistance in understanding regulatory obligations for operating a portal by registered dealers or persons intending to rely on the registration exemption.
Businesses at the early stage of development can use this guide to gain an understanding of their regulatory obligations and responsibilities to investors.
Investors can use this guide to learn about the start-up crowdfunding process, where to find these offerings, and the risks related to these types of investment.