The Funding Portal Inc. is a Canadian private venture corporation that provides an expert funding service for business, executives, chief financial officers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, non-profits and universities to search and access Canada’s $24-billion government funding and private financing marketplace.
Using the Portal's proprietary Find It search engine, organizations can find relevant government funding and private financing programs in seconds rather than weeks, and then turn to the Portal's expert funding services—Apply for It, Score It and Leverage It— to guide them through the application process to success. The Portal also offers a suite of services to assist businesses to prepare themselves for financing rounds.
The Funding Portal responds to a serious need in the market: businesses, including their national industry associations, investors and bankers, report that they have little or no understanding of government funding programs or private financing, nor do they have the resources or expertise to access them. What's more, funders report that 80% of applications are rejected for non-compliance.
The Funding Portal's experts assist clients to find and secure the right type of Canadian public funding and private financing to meet their growth objectives, including: small business funding, start-up funding, loans, government grants, contributions, SR&ED and innovation tax credits, tax incentives, business funding, public funding, government funding, business grants, job creation funding, wage subsidies, loan guarantees, private investment, equity investment, investment capital, commercial bank loans, venture capital (VC), angel investment, and other sources of private finance.
Watch a video to learn how three very different companies used The Funding Portal to find and secure funding.
The Funding Portal is a Canadian private corporation, designed and built in Canada. The Portal's shareholders are experienced in building and investing in e-business. The Company is not seeking investors at this time.
"KPMG works with The Funding Portal to provide Canadian businesses access to Canada's rich array of public funding and tax incentive programs. In today's changing economic landscape, sourcing financing from these programs can give our clients the edge they need to take their business to the next level."
-Elio Luongo, Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, KPMG
"Our members report significant challenges identifying the public funding programs that exist and in complying with the application processes—they welcome the launch of The Funding Portal."
- John Reid, President & CEO, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)
"The Funding Portal is an amazing new tool to assist our clients to access public funding to leverage their growth objectives. Find It and the Portal's Roster save enormous amounts of time and add tremendous value for companies seeking government funding."
- Deborah Weinstein, Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
"For me this Portal is like a dream finally come true: throughout my career in the federal government there was always talk of the need for this 'single window.'"
- Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz, former Deputy Minister, Government of Canada
"My clients and I welcome this service. Developing and securing intellectual property is a key deliverable for any technology venture and there are some vital government programs that assist companies to make and leverage these investments. I am an ardent supporter of The Funding Portal and the seasoned professionals at the helm."
- Paul Sharpe, Partner, Perley-Robertson
"The Chamber of Commerce provides networking, professional and business development opportunities and member benefits and services directly to business. The Funding Portal is a service that is past due and of enormous benefit to business."
- Erin Kelly, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce (Ottawa)