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Toronto startup raises over $450,000 in crowdfunding for drone

Kickstarter and Indiegogo, two of the most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites in the country, give creative people the opportunity to fund their projects via online donations or pre-purchasing of products or experiences. Every few weeks, The Report on Small Business will provide a snapshot of the top 10 Canadian entrepreneurial crowdfunding campaigns of the moment. The figures are accurate as of Feb. 4, 2014.


Ultra-Portable. Snap-together in one minute. Capture stunning aerial film and photos with ease. DreamQii, the startup behind the project, is based out of Ryerson DMZ in Toronto.

Reached on Indiegogo (ends Nov. 15): $453,086 (U.S.)
Goal: $100,000

Fund for Officer Vincent and Corporal Cirillo

This campaign is for the families of warrant officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

Reached on Indiegogo (ended): $393,725
Goal: $100,000

Rockwell Razors

The Rockwell 6S is a razor that adjusts to any and every man. Customize your razor, stop buying cartridges, and reinvent your shave. Rockwell Razors is a Toronto-based company.

Reached on Kickstarter (ended): $147,891
Goal: $12,000

A fund for the Canadian victims of terrorism

This campaign is raising money for the families of the victims of terrorism in Canada, Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo.

Reached on Indiegogo (ended): $103,760
Goal: $100,000

Impressions Playing Cards

Experience the touch and feel of the artwork on a deck of cards, produced using state of the art virko raised gloss effect technology. Make Playing Cards is a Vancouver-based company.

Reached on Kickstarter (ended): $81,591
Goal: $5,000

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools

VSSL (pron. vessel) is a range of multi-functional tools with components that are critical for outdoor survival and zombie protection. Todd Weimer is the Vancouver-based entrepreneur behind this project.

Reached on Kickstarter (ended): $76,927
Goal: $25,000 goal

FuelWear: The first smart heated base layer

Stay warm this winter with the Flame Base Layer; the first intelligent heated base layer ever. The project was developed in partnership with U of T's Hatchery.

Reached on Indiegogo (ends Nov. 7): $74,830
Goal: $20,000

The Space Between feature film

Amy Jo Johnson's debut feature film about a proud new daddy who finds out his child is not his own.

Reached on Indiegogo: $73,530 (ends Nov. 23)
Goal: $75,000

Mia Melon - Weatherproof hoodies for the 21st century

The last hoodie you'll ever need. Combining technical performance with fashionable style. A weatherproof hoodie for everyone. Todd Listwin is the Vancouver-based entrepreneur behind this project.

Reached on Kickstarter (ended): $65,217
Goal: $40,000

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