As founder and CEO of InvestX, Marcus New is actively engaged in all aspects of the crowdfunding marketplace, from hand-picking the management team to sourcing deals with private equity partners. His experience launching Stockhouse, a leading financial community for affluent investors that attracts up to one million unique monthly visitors, provided him with the momentum, connections and support to create InvestX. Mr. New has personally attracted a variety of private equity firms to the InvestX crowdfunding marketplace, and he plans to continue to grow the platform.
Mr. New has also launched (and previously served as the Chairman and CEO) Stockgroup Media, an online financial information platform that counted the majority of Canada’s top brokerage firms, global institutional sales desks and hedge funds as clients.
As an active participant in the entrepreneurial community, Mr. New also co-founded the Equity Crowdfunding Association of Canada (ECFA), with a mandate to support, educate and develop the equity crowdfunding industry. He has served as the President of the Vancouver Chapter, as well as the Canadian Conference Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization. Mr. New was a recipient of Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award and was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” He holds a B.A. in Business from Trinity Western University and completed the “Birthing of Giants” entrepreneurial program at MIT.