Venture Cap TV, a Quebec web-based show dedicated to start-ups, angel investing and venture capital recently interviewed consultant Diana Yazidjian (@diana_fyaz) on equity crowdfunding.

Diana makes the great point that venture capitalists are using equity crowdfunding as a way to identify investment opportunities. Once VC’s see startups gain traction with the crowd, they are more likely to invest when its time to scale up the business.

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John Wires is a Toronto business lawyer who comes from a corporate litigation background. John is the founder of Wires Law, a law firm serving corporate, technology and e-commerce clients across Canada. He was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011 and has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and private arbitrations. John graduated from law school with first class honours specializing in both International Trade and Corporate Commercial Law. Having litigated shareholder and employee disputes he understands the value of companies protecting their businesses with the proper upfront legal work many Canadian businesses lack.