NCFA Canada

NCFA Canada

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain and cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors.

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All Episodes

On this episode, show host Anna Niemira sits down with David Lucatch of Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. They discuss the ins and outs of digital identity and it's transformative potential for both consumers and businesses. Enjoy!

Jul 9

43 min 26 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Chris Naprawa the President of TAAL. They chat about what is Bitcoin SV, how crypto can save global warming, and how to stay true to Bitcoin. Enjoy!

Jun 4

40 min 21 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast our Host, Manseeb Khan is joined by Daniel Lee Managing Director, technology & innovation, mid-markets at CIBC, Farshad Abasi the Founder and CSO of Forward Security Inc., and Michael Castro the CEO of RiskAware Group. They chat about why you should make sure your company is secure from Day 1 and how you go from secure to sale. Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

May 21

35 min 47 sec

On this episode of Fintech Fridays, Craig Asano, CEO of NCFA connects with Julien Brault the CEO of Hardbacon, an emerging high growth financial fitness and tracking app in Canada. They talk about the story behind Hardbacon, raising capital via equity crowdfunding and IPO routes, digital platforms as lead generation, and helping Canadians improve their wealth by making better financial decisions. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Feb 19

48 min 45 sec

On this milestone episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mark Binns CEO of BIGG Digital Assets. They cover the rally behind bitcoin, big tech investing in crypto, and giving your kids crypto instead of fiat for allowance money. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Feb 12

28 min 2 sec

Join Brock Murray (Co-founder and Head of Global Business Development) and Karan Khiani (VP Solution Engineering) of Katipult, an award winning private placement software as a service company. They navigate the origins of their company, the challenges of product/market fit, the impact of COVID19, emerging retail investor trends and going public early. The best part is....their journey is just beginning. Welcome to EP49 of Fintech Fridays - Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. https://ncfacanada.org/ https://fintechcanada.io/ https://fintechandfunding.com/

Jan 29

41 min 45 sec

Fatima Zaidi, CEO and Co-Founder of Quill Inc joins Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan to understand why podcasts have grown 200% in the last 6 months, and how influencers and corporate brands are building authentic customer relationships and motivating prospects with them. They talk about inspiring stories of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, building trust, advice for female (under-represented) founders, and how to connect with affluent, educated millennial professionals. If you’re new to the power of podcasts, tune-in to learn why they are quickly becoming an integral part of a company’s marketing mix, today. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Nov 2020

31 min 53 sec

Michelle Beyo, Founder and CEO of Finavator joins Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan who talk about taking risks, celebrating success and finding work-life balance. They talk about innovation during crisis and the need for Canada to adopt Open Banking and how companies that aren’t creating 50/50 diverse teams are leaving money on the table. Join us for an action packed episode that will have you participating in a sprint triathlon next year. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Nov 2020

36 min 44 sec

Alistair Thompson, Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships at TransferWise joins host Manseeb Khan to talk about their mission to make sending money as easy and free as sending an email. They discuss how TransferWise began 9 years ago, and how transparent pricing, putting customers first and partnering with banks and non-banks globally has grown into a $5 billion monthly business and an international fintech success. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Oct 2020

40 min 4 sec

Keith Taylor, Executive Director of the DUCA Impact Lab chats with Anna Niemira about consumer-centric and fair banking. They discuss how a group of underbanked Canadian newcomers back in 1954 focused on solving a real problem in financial services. Fast forward 65 years later, DUCA’s mission has never been stronger. From innovative escalator-loans to digging deeper into retail financial literacy gaps, and their commitment to improving the financial well-being of its customers. As a registered B-corporation, learn how DUCA is innovating and living up to their motto of not only being ‘the best in the world but the best FOR the world’. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Oct 2020

38 min 6 sec

Join us for a special Episode 44 where Craig Asano sits down with a panel of NCFA Advisors and members who discuss the vanguard of digital finance and it's ability to fund, develop and scale digital innovations in green finance, digital identity and other emerging ecosystem opportunities in Canada. Are success stories like Wealthsimple and Shopify repeatable? Covid has afforded us all the time to take stock on the past and present while considering a relaunch of the future. Will Canada get it right? Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min

Chris Grimes, Co-founder, and CEO of FundMore.ai chats with Tristram Waye about the mortgage market, inefficiencies, and entrepreneurship. Vetting mortgages by lending companies is a complex process involving several parties and considerable time. Whether a first-time buyer or doing a refinancing, this process can last up to 40 days. The conversation explores the mortgage process, its deficiencies, and how technology is being used to enhance this financial transaction. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Oct 2020

41 min 45 sec

Rim Charkani, the Co-Founder & CEO of WALO connects with NCFA Founder, Craig Asano, to discuss why Teen Banking is a growing opportunity for banks, and why financial wellness education is more crucial than ever for both kids and families. Did you know women in Canada weren't allowed to open a bank account without a man's signature until 1965? They navigate the history, psychology, cultural differences, and the need to improve Canada's financial literacy gaps and personal finances in every day life. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Oct 2020

59 min 8 sec

Danish Yusuf of Zensurance joins Craig Asano for the kickoff episode of Season 3 of Fintech Fridays. They discuss Danish's entrepreneurial journey, the story behind the creation of Zensurance and dive into what it's like adding 40% new staff during the pandemic to sustain growth, and innovating B2B insurance products for small businesses in Canada. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Sep 2020

46 min 59 sec

On this episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Austin Hubbell from Consilum Crypto. They chat about how quarantine is going, the state crypto and much more. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

May 2020

19 min 32 sec

In this episode of Fintech Friday, Tristram Waye has an in-depth conversation with James Wallace, Co-founder and CEO of Exponential.io The discussion looks at: ● Exponential thinking and why it’s hard but necessary ● How Exponential sees the digital world, and their unique full stack approach to it ● Why the private markets are both archaic and a gigantic untapped opportunity for digitization ● Why accreditation decides what gets built, and why that needs to change, and much more Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Apr 2020

54 min 15 sec

David Lucatch of KABN Networks North America joins Tristram Waye for this episode of Fintech Friday. David discusses why identity is a foundational element of the evolving online and data environment, and why KABN Networks North America has developed a business around it.

Mar 2020

36 min 3 sec

On this episode of NCFA's Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Jill Earthy the Head of Female Funders. The talk about what the Angel Academy is, why female funders matter, and the holistic approach to innovation. Enjoy!

Sep 2019

23 min 47 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Prof. Michael R. King, Lansdowne Chair in Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. They chat about transformational fintech, big tech vs techfins and fintech 3.0. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Aug 2019

26 min 8 sec

On this episode of NCFA's Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Vit Arnautov from Turnkey Lender. They chat about how AI will help the lending space, underbanked countries and why cloud lending is a trillion dollar industry. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Aug 2019

25 min 52 sec

On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Brendan Dunn the Managing partner of the Holt Accelerator program. They talk about why are accelerators are important, how the can find the right companies and what their Fintech Show is. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Jul 2019

24 min 1 sec

On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Philipp Postrehovsky the SVP of Marketing at Progressa. They chat about the results of Progressa's Annual State of the Non-Prime Canadian Consumers Survey, incorporating behavioural characteristics into underwriting decisions, helping borrowers become more financially literate and improve their credit scores. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Jun 2019

19 min 45 sec

On this week's episode of NCFA's Fintech Friday Podcast, our host sits down with Frederick T. Pye from 3iQ. The chat about bitcoin trusts, ETF's and rallying behind bitcoin. Enjoy!

May 2019

27 min 17 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Jason Saltzman partner at Gowlings WLG law firm. They chat about how to make your ICO compliant, Blockchain in law and how to create a business structure. Enjoy!

May 2019

30 min 5 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast, our Host Manseeb Khan sat down with Andrei Poliakov the CEO of Coinberry. They chatted about the future of Coinberry, the power of blockchain and his favorite failure. Enjoy

Apr 2019

28 min 40 sec

On this Episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Richard Carleton the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange. They chat about the future of Canadian Securities, STO's and Icelandic mining being the next big thing. Enjoy!

Mar 2019

32 min 14 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Muhammad Rashid the CEO of Moregidge. They chatted about how to find a broker that will work for you, how they are revolutionizing the mortgage space and their plans for the future. Enjoy!

Mar 2019

27 min 51 sec

On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Global Blockchain Technologies Shidan Gouran. They chat about acquiring X2 games, Facebook getting into the blockchain, and the future of Fortnight. Enjoy!

Mar 2019

29 min 30 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Peter-Paul Van Hoeken the CEO of Frontfundr. They chat about crowd raising, drinking your own whiskey and the future of Canadain crowdfunding. Enjoy!

Feb 2019

30 min 18 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast our host, Manseeb Khan sits down with Kate Guimbellot and Jason Sosnowski from the TravelCoin Foundation. They chat about bringing Free Wi-Fi to the world, blockchain in medicine and how their ICO is different from the rest. Enjoy!

Feb 2019

37 min 26 sec

On this Episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Daryl Hatton the CEO of Connection Point. They chatted about microprojects, saving little girls and puppies and how to get hooked on Philanthropy. Enjoy!

Feb 2019

40 min 14 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Fridays Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Justin Hartzman the CEO of Coinsmart. They chat about education the average Canadian on crypto, the future of digital wallets and the new wave of insure-tech. Enjoy!

Feb 2019

30 min 42 sec

On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our Manseeb Khan sits down with Amar Nijjar the CEO of R2 investments. They chat about how R2 is helping innovate the real estate space, the Ontario's Securities commission hitting their 25% burden reduction goal, and Canada becoming a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Jan 2019

26 min 35 sec

On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Hussein Hallak the CEO of NextDecentrum. They chat about AI in the education space, mentorship, and what decentralized innovation looks like to him. Enjoy !

Jan 2019

41 min 37 sec

To kick off Season 2 of the Fintech Fridays NCFA show host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CSO of Ledn Inc.. Mauricio Di Bartolomeo. They chatted about what crypto backed loans are, going global and saving the world. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to NCFAs podcast, Fintech Fridays, and never miss an episode. Tell us what you think? Thanks for sharing with your colleagues and network. ncfacanada.org/ fintechcanada.io/ fintechandfunding.com/ Subscribe to NCFA's weekly newsletter https://ncfacanada.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

Jan 2019

28 min 57 sec

On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with Alan Wunsche the CEO of TokenFunder. They chat about ICO's funding startups, tokenization of businesses and buying real estate through tokens. Enjoy!

Nov 2018

46 min 44 sec

On this episode, NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sits down with Charlene Cieslik the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Coinsquare. They talk about not everyone using crypto is a terrorist, cape shopping and guidance in the crypto space. Enjoy.

Nov 2018

40 min 34 sec

On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with the co-founder and president of Fortuna Asad Naeem. They chatted about how AI can supplement salespeople, the excitement behind computer vision and the future of business AI. Enjoy!

Nov 2018

19 min 38 sec

On this episode NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Lending Loop Cato Pastoll. They chat about what opening banking is, how it might look like an app store, and how it gives power back to consumers. Enjoy!

Nov 2018

30 min 46 sec

On this episode, NCFA Fintech Fridays host Manseeb Khan sit's down with Michael Zavet the CEO of Hyperion Exchange a crypto securities exchange. They talked about the importance of security token offerings( STO), how to regulate STOs, and the potential marriage of cannabis and crypto. Enjoy!

Oct 2018

26 min 4 sec

On this episode, NCFA Fintech Friday's host Manseeb Khan sits down Saroop Bharwani. Founder of Senso, a data intelligence platform for the financial services industry. They chat about regulations in the AI space, fears of AI taking over the world and how screens and machines are as important as the birds and the bees. Enjoy!

Oct 2018

36 min 11 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Ali Pourdad the CEO of Progressa who recently closed out an $84 million dollar round. The talked about P2P loans, loan services operating within the blockchain and why being people first business matters. Enjoy!

Oct 2018

33 min 19 sec

On this week's episode of the Fintech Friday$ podcast our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Mathieu Glaude the CEO and president of Northern Block. They talk about having a sovereign digital identity, the excitement behind stable coins and why supply chain in blockchain shouldn't be overlooked. Enjoy!

Oct 2018

27 min 17 sec

On this weeks episode our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Paul Schulte Founder & Editor of Schulte Research, whose insights have reshaped the finance world for the past 30 years. They talk about how Amazon is the biggest bank in the world, China being 2 generations ahead compared to the West, and what his next book could be about it. Enjoy!

Sep 2018

21 min 16 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO of Commercial Passport Brice Penaud. They chat about what KYC looks like in blockchain, how fintech and regtech can work alongside with governments, and the benefits of creating a digital identity. Enjoy!

Sep 2018

20 min 5 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with the CEO and the founder of Curexe Johnathan Holland to chat about their new product called SmartPay! They also talked about how A.I is going to touch the payments and every other industry, regulations that could be in place when accepting crypto and many more. Enjoy!

Sep 2018

20 min 13 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Juwan Lee the founder and CEO of NexChange. They talked about institutions investing in crypto, some the up and coming players in the market and China being pro blockchain. Enjoy!

Sep 2018

13 min 3 sec

This week our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Gary Schwartz the Managing Director of Pegasus Fintech. They covered how to structure an ICO, to surgary donuts, and impact investing. Enjoy!

Aug 2018

34 min 16 sec

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Henri Arslanian, PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia and Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong. They talk about future institutions in crypto, Why Hong Kong is a home away from home to him and to other fellows Canadians and his best practices. Enjoy!

Aug 2018

23 min

On this episode, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Frans Tjallingii the CEO and Co-founder of First Coin Capital that got bought up by Galaxy digital. They covered where they see the future of blockchain heading, how token could be used as securities and Galaxy Digital Canada's plan moving forward. Enjoy!

Aug 2018

20 min 21 sec