DealMaker is excited to announce that it has been named a Company-to-Watch by the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the award recognizes emerging technology companies across North America.
Founded by two lawyers in the capital markets industry, DealMaker’s mission is to make online capital raising mainstream by allowing companies to raise capital digitally, from their communities. It provides a suite of technology tools including ecommerce checkouts for buying securities, stakeholder communication tools and digital marketing integrations.
DealMaker is an e-commerce-style digital platform that enables companies to easily raise capital online and market capital raises to the broader public. Co-Founders Rebecca Kacaba and Mat Goldstein came up with the idea for DealMaker in 2015 while running a startup practice in their law firm.
DealMaker's CEO, Rebecca Kacaba, credits their commitment to adaptability coupled with their ability to be forward-thinking and innovative with the company's early-stage success. Kacaba said, “As a company born from the drive to disrupt the decades-old antiquated industry of the capital markets, we fully embrace and lean into innovation and quick pivots. The motto ‘Our Business is Change’ reinforces the belief that we’re comfortable where others are not - we need to constantly live in the mindset of adaptation. Landing on Deloitte’s Companies-to-Watch list is a testament to our drive for forward-thinking innovation.”
This award win comes right after DealMaker’s second consecutive year ranking in the Top 10 of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Top Growing Companies, ranking this year in 6th place and last year in 3rd place.
Mat Goldstein, DealMaker’s Co-Founder and CSO, said “DealMaker is a pioneer in developing the online relationship between companies and their investors. We saw a huge pain point in the market where our clients were suffering, where the process of raising capital from investors was still paper-based, expensive, and obsolete - ripe for disruption. Our innovation in the space to digitize and simplify process solidifies us as a leader in this emerging market. To be given this honour as a Deloitte Company-to-Watch proves we are on the right track.”
The DealMaker platform allows brands to tap into fundraising solutions beyond traditional venture capital, by using the internet to help companies to turn their customers and fans into investors and shareholders. Also called Equity or Investor Crowdfunding, DealMaker’s software facilitates raising capital across a variety of offering structures, in both Canada and the US, tapping into exemptions including Reg A, Reg CF, Reg D, OM and Private Placements.
The Companies-to-Watch category is a ranking of Canadian technology companies with the potential to be future Technology Fast 50™ candidates by their revenue growth percentage over their last three years of operation.
“Congratulations to this year’s Companies-to-Watch winners,” commented Anders McKenzie, partner and national leader for the Technology Fast 50 program at Deloitte Canada. “These companies have demonstrated promising growth trajectories and an exemplary ability to seize opportunities even in the face of a challenging economic context. This sets them apart as members of an emerging cohort of tech leaders in Canada. We look forward to keeping an eye on their progress in the months and years to come.”
To date, DealMaker has processed over $2B in transactions and over 1,000,000 investments - more than any counterparts or competitor in North America. DealMaker’s technology was deployed in eight of the 10 largest online capital raises globally in the past 14 months. Issuers and organizations in the capital markets can learn more about DealMaker at dealmaker.tech.
DealMaker is making online capital raising mainstream with a sophisticated suite of primary issuance and shareholder management solutions, including investor ranking algorithms and data analytics tools. Its mission is to put brands and founders back in control, running streamlined, successful capital raises in one centralized platform for investors globally. The company has offices in Toronto, Canada, Austin, Texas and Tampa, Florida. Visit DealMaker.tech for more information.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the program recognizes business growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship in four distinct categories: Technology Fast 50 ranking, Enterprise—Industry leaders, Clean Technology, and Companies-to-Watch. The program also recognizes companies within the North American Technology Fast 500 ranking, identifying thriving technology companies in the United States and Canada. The 2023 program sponsors include Deloitte, RBCx, Osler, EDC, CCI, TMX, Clarity, and Lafond. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.