Smart Humans: DealMaker's Rebecca Kacaba

“There's a lot of compliance stuff that needs to happen to sell a security online versus a pair of shoes, but in the world today in 2024, buyers expect that experience to be the same." - Rebecca Kacaba


  • The trend of retail investors participating in early stage investing is only increasing.
  • Building a community around a business can significantly enhance its growth and success.
  • Equity crowdfunding is becoming a more mainstream investment avenue.
  • Competitive sports is a great way to build the basic skill set required for entrepreneurship.
  • She predicts that alternative investments including early stage venture capital are going to become increasingly significant parts of the average investor’s portfolio.


Rebecca Kacaba is the CEO and Co-Founder of DealMaker, winner of Lexpert's Top 40 Under 40, and has been named one of North America's most innovative lawyers by the Financial Times, and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2022. After over a decade of practicing securities law, she took an ambitious leap from her partnership at the world’s largest law firm and founded DealMaker to build a system that would make online capital raising mainstream. She is the force behind building DealMaker into one of Canada's Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies two years in a row as ranked by the Globe & Mail's Report on Business and a 2023 Deloitte Fast 50 Company-to-Watch. With a deep commitment to fostering a work culture that encourages ingenuity and creativity, Rebecca has helped guide DealMaker to land the second spot on Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators list.  With her vision and drive, Rebecca as a regular featured speaker has become a trailblazer in the intersection of the capital markets and tech, and is committed to driving change and doing business the right way.


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