Crowdmatrix Enables Easy Investor Access to Venture Capital

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crowdmatrix Inc., an online alternative investment platform, now provides 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, CEO of Crowdmatrix, noted, “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.

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J.S. (Sandy) Hershaw CFA MBA BSc(Eng)
Director, Capital Markets, Crowdmatrix