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Fundingportal is a funding services and solutions provider that helps companies and organizations ‘get funded’!
Its unique SaaS (software as a service) tools power its own platforms—Fundingportal Canada, US and UK—and provide cloud-based solutions for licensees. Founded in 2011, it has served over one million users on its platform and licensed its cloud-based solutions to dozens of licensees, including business incentives advisory firms, economic development agencies, industry associations and accelerators.
Teri Kirk is Founder and CEO of Fundingportal, where she oversees the growth of the leading platform for companies seeking improved access to government incentives and capital markets. Teri has 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, executive and entrepreneur. As Vice President, Business Development, Bell Canada, she led important national e-commerce initiatives with federal, provincial and municipal governments. As an entrepreneur, she has built and commercialized three ventures using e-business technologies to transform business processes related to law, insurance and, now, corporate financing. She recently received the EY Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from CATAAlliance for her work building Fundingportal.
Scott Kaplanis provides Fundingportal with strategic guidance related to finance, investor relations and business development. Scott has extensive experience in the capital markets sector, having worked as Partner at Epic Capital Management, VP Equity Research at Macquarie Capital Markets, and Research Associate at Orion Securities. He holds an HBA in Finance from the Richard Ivey School of Business and currently sits on the board of several high-growth tech companies.
Karen Fournier began her career as a parliamentary reporter in Ottawa and a weekly columnist for the Financial Post, where she covered industrial policy. In 2011, she became part of the founding team at Fundingportal, a leading North American fintech platform assisting companies to source capital---and capital to source companies. Karen works with hundreds of companies every month, primarily in the advanced R&D sector, to get funded. Karen holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal and is one of Canada’s go-to experts on government incentives and how to get them.
Leor Grebler is an experienced technology executive, solutions architect and advisor. Part of Fundingportal’s founding team, he has contributed to the design and implementation of the platform’s architecture and artificial intelligence.
Fundingportal Board of Directors is comprised of both investor representatives and leaders within government funding and capital markets communities, including:
Fundingportal is a Canadian private corporation, backed by experienced e-commerce investors including:
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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: