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Fundingportal is a funding services and solutions provider that helps organizations get funded. Its unique FundsuiteTM Software as a Service (SaaS) solution powers its own platforms—Fundingportal Canada, US and UK—and is offered as cloud-based solutions to applicants, funders, and advisors. Founded in 2011, it has served more than one million users on its platform and has licensed its solutions to dozens of licensees, including business incentives advisory firms, economic development agencies, industry associations, and accelerators.

Management Team

Teri Kirk
Founder and CEO

Scott Kaplanis
Strategic Advisor

Karen Fournier
COO

Leor Grebler
CTO

International

Countries. Fundingportal operates in the following countries and languages:

Governance

Board. Fundingportal’s board is comprised of both investor representatives and leaders within government funding and capital markets communities, including:
  • Terry Smith, Slaight Communications Inc.
  • George Denier, KPMG
  • Michel Wylie, Societal Ventures
  • Debbie Weinstein, LW Law
  • Teri Kirk, Founder and CEO

Investors

Investment. Fundingportal is a Canadian private corporation, backed by experienced e-commerce investors, including:
  • KPMG
  • Slaight Communications Inc.
  • Lexenomics Inc.
  • KaplanisCo.
  • Partners in Primary Capital Inc.
  • Kirk Family Trust

For additional investor information, contact [email protected].

Investors Relations

2011

  • Founded Fundingportal to help companies source funding – like Expedia, but for funding!
  • Named Top Startup by Chamber of Commerce. More >
  • Raised first round of financing. More >

2012

  • Launched first SaaS solution, Fundsearch, an algorithmic search tool into 5,000 funding sources to finance innovation.

2013

  • Launched first Data as a Service (DaaS) solution for Globe & Mail (Fundingportal Top 500). More >

2014

  • Became a Registered Exempt Market Dealer. More >
  • Closed second round of financing with VCs and strategic investors. More >

2015

  • Launched Fundingportal US. More >
  • Launched Fundsuite, an end-to-end SaaS Grants Management System (GMS).
  • Named a Deloitte Top 50 Company to Watch.

2016

  • Founder Teri Kirk delivers TEDx Talk on Financing Innovation: From Capital Markets to Crowdfunding. More >
  • Served 1M users on the Portal and 20 SaaS licensees.
  • Our Founder named Top Female Innovator and Entrepreneur by Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. More >

2017

  • Attracted first Government SaaS client - Nova Scotia Business Inc More >
  • Became a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution.

2018

  • Closed Expansion Round
  • Layered on AI and launched our Grants Application Bot

Advisory

Fundingportal hosts a National Advisory Council that facilitates dialogue between government and industry on improvements to grants and tax incentives in Canada. Specific objectives include identifying tools and solutions to streamline application processes, reducing wait times associated with funding decisions and increasing the percentage of funding that is distributed to businesses. The National Advisory Council includes:

Dr. David A. Jaffray

Georgina Steinsky
Government

Dr. David A. Jaffray

Dr. David A. Jaffray
Health

Glenn O'Farrell

Glenn O'Farrell
Media

Leo Lax

Leo Lax
Venture Capital

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea
Digital Media

Richard Rémillard

Richard Rémillard
Data