DealMaker CEO and Co-Founder, Rebecca Kacaba, announced as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women
DealMaker’s CEO and Co-Founder Rebecca Kacaba has been named winner of the BMO Entrepreneur Award, making her one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Woman. The title is presented by the WXN (Women Executive Network) and will be featured the National Post and Financial Post in November. View the complete list of winners HERE.
Guiding DealMaker, Canada’s 3rd fastest growing company, with her unapologetic ambition, Rebecca has become a trailblazing leader at the intersection of two traditionally male-dominated sectors: FinTech and the Capital Markets. Rebecca has embodied the essence of entrepreneurial spirit and drive while leveraging her in-depth expertise as a securities lawyer and a leading expert in the capital markets. Her leadership has propelled the company forward to become the 3rd fastest growing in Canada and a leader in the equity crowdfunding FinTech space in all of North America.
“It is truly an honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women” said CEO and Co-Founder of DealMaker, Rebecca Kacaba. “As a female founder, I’m passionate about opening doors for female entrepreneurs and I believe the company I built does just that. Equity crowdfunding is a powerful tool for underserved, under represented founders. It gives access to capital for those underfunded by traditional routes, and it opens pre-IPO investment opportunities to the public and not just those with Wall Street connections.”
“In the over a decade I’ve known Rebecca, I have never met someone more brave, determined, and strong. She’s an unstoppable force when it comes to what she sets forth to accomplish. She has risen to the very top of her field in business law, capital markets, and now technology,” said Mat Goldstein, CSO and Co-Founder of DealMaker. “Rebecca has powered the growth and expansion of our company from an initial concept to one of Canada’s top performing technology companies growing over 5,000% since incorporation. She has redefined my entire world view on what it means to be driven. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be inspired by, and learn from, Rebecca’s exceptional dedication to excellence. ”
Rebecca has been recognized by top institutions throughout her career having won Lexpert's Top 40 Under 40, named one of North America's most innovative lawyers by the Financial Times, and selected as a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022. Leading organizations and thought leaders in FinTech have continued to recognize DealMaker’s growth and impact in modernizing capital markets transactions. Earlier this year, DealMaker won “Best Crowdfunding Company” by FinTech BreakThrough Awards, was as a finalist for the “Fintech of the Year” at the 2nd annual US Fintech Awards and nominated for the Equity Crowdfunding Self-Hosting Technology of the Year; the winner of which will be announced during Equity Crowdfunding Week.
Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, is North America’s #1 and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.
To date, DealMaker has processed over $1.7B in transactions and over 650,000 investments - more than any counterparts or competitor in North America. DealMaker’s technology was deployed in eight of the 10 largest online capital raises globally in the past 14 months.