May 21, 2019

CATA’s new Advocates-for-Change Caucus Now Deployed to Support Advocacy to Democratize Private Investment

Ottawa, ON...CATAAllianceCanada’s One Voice for Innovation lobby group has announced that its new Advocates-for-Change Caucus, a crowdsourced 1,519 member activist group, has been mobilized to reach out to decision makers at all levels, in order to help advance the Alliance’s advocacy campaign, entitled, “AI Can Democratize Private Investment “.

According to CATA Innovation Advocate, Keren Moynihan,  Co-founder and CEO of Boss Insights, ” For most Canadians, investing in private companies hardly ever even hits their radar. One explanation is the dearth of available information on the companies— private companies don’t have to disclose financial performance like public companies do. That means that it’s harder for isolated individuals to make informed investment decisions.

She added, “The majority of Canadians are legally barred from investing in private companies, by legislation called National Instrument 106-45 —Prospectus Exemption. The document states that in order to be an “accredited investor”, an individual must earn a yearly income of $200,000, own financial assets worth at least $1 million, or own total assets of at least $5,000,000. Anyone who doesn’t meet one of these thresholds is disallowed from investing in private companies, a barrier that should be removed.”

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CATA CEO John Reid said, “ CATA’s 4.0 business transformation, has embraced a full suite of digital and Ai resources now being deployed to advance Canada’s innovation and competitiveness rankings, and to help address specific business growth issues identified through crowdsourcing and guidance from our Board members and now using leverage from the CATA Advocates-for-Change Caucus.”

Related: By signing the CATA E-Petition you become part of a Caucus of Executives who will act as CATA Advocates-for-Change. The Caucus can be instantly mobilized to reach out to decision makers at all levels and to build peer support, in order to advance present and future advocacy campaigns.

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