Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Crowdmatrix adds venture capital to offering


Online alternative investment platform Crowdmatrix is now providing investors with access to high growth private technology companies through the Plaza Ventures Fund IV venture capital fund. 

Traditionally, becoming an investor in a venture capital fund requires a six-figure minimum buy in; however, Crowdmatrix’s platform enables accredited investors to invest much smaller amounts to diversify their portfolios into private equity.
Plaza Ventures has a disciplined investment system focused on private technology companies requiring growth stage funding. Plaza Ventures was launched in 2009 by Plazacorp, one of Toronto’s largest and most respected condo developers. Plaza Ventures is currently raising its fourth microfund, which will target investments in growth stage technology companies with commercial traction and metrics driven teams. Part of the fund will also be allocated to potential follow on investments in existing portfolio companies which includes Q4 Web Systems (a leading cloud based investor relations system used by Fortune 500 companies), Miovision Technologies (smart city technology using intelligent video to reduce traffic congestion) and StackAdapt (one of the world’s largest demand-side native advertising platform).
Rubsun Ho (pictured), CEO of Crowdmatrix, says: “By offering Plaza Ventures and other private equity funds on our site, we hope that opening up the asset class to smaller investors will generate interest and mobilize previously untapped capital into the Canadian technology ecosystem.  Although there has been a 113 percent increase in venture capital investments in Canada over the last five years, most individual investors have been shut out of participating in this growth.”
Crowdmatrix is an online platform that facilitates investor access to alternative investments, providing diversification opportunities typically not found in public company investments.  A registered Exempt Market Dealer in various jurisdictions across Canada, Crowdmatrix profiles vetted private equity companies and investment funds managed by experienced managers. All investments have risk and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Latest News

US ETF issuers of active ETFs are facing an increase in fees from the big custodian firms, such as Charles..
ETF data consultant ETFGI reports that assets invested in the global ETF industry reached a new record of USD12.71 trillion..
Calastone has published an ETF white paper which examines several of the processes that take place across the lifecycle of..
Adapting product lines to fit into changing methodologies and meet shifting demand is essential to remaining relevant in the industry..

Related Articles

Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Konrad Sippel, Solactive
At the end of March, financial index specialist, Solactive, published its 2024 annual report on future trends.  ...
Lorraine Sereyjol-Garros, BNP Paribas
Following changes to the French Monetary and Financial Code and of the French market authority AMF’s General Regulation, it is...
Ed Rosenberg, Texas Capital
Texas Capital Bank first opened its doors back in December 1998 and nowadays offers wealth-management services, as well as commercial,...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by