Monthly Archives: November 2014

Want to join the S&C editorial team?

Species and Class


By Jon Hochschartner

Hey! We are looking to expand our editorial collective. Want to join us? While we will consider anyone who wants to lend a hand, in particular we are looking to add more voices of women and people of color to our team. Here’s a brief outline of the editorial collective’s role from our About page:

Species and Class is a group blog focused on exploring the animal-human relationship from socialist and social anarchist perspectives. The project seeks to be a forum for open debate. Articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of anyone but their authors.

1. The editorial collective oversees the general direction of Species and Class and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of its operation. The addition and removal of members to and from the editorial collective must be accepted by the existing body. Its decisions are made by majority vote.

2. Managing…

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Equity Crowdfunding Is Changing Venture Capitalism in Canada


If you’re considering embarking on the painstakingly tedious process of raising seed capital for your company, you should know that a dismal 98 per cent of business plans pitched to venture capitalists or accredited angel investors are rejected. And in the off chance that your idea is endorsed, the combined expense of raising funds via traditional financing routes can top $250k.

Oscar Jofre knows this story all too well. Two years ago he tried to go public and the process almost bankrupted his company. That experience is part of the reason why he’s one of equity crowdfunding’s most ardent disciples today.

In fact, Jofre, a 25-year entrepreneur and technology innovator, co-founded and is a member of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada. Through his company, Koreconx, he has helped thousands of businesses in 44 countries raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

Jofre has published a free e-book to help people understand…

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