Founded in 2011, we are a funding services and solutions provider that helps businesses, municipalities, nonprofits, and other organizations secure grants and funding.
Our online tools have served more than one million applicant organizations. Our SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is licensed by dozens of advisors, large corporations, and economic development agencies.
Teri Kirk, CEO
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. Industry and community roles have included Director, Private Capital Markets Association of Canada, and Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, School of Public Policy, Queen’s University. She has delivered a popular TEDx Talk on Financing innovation and appeared often on BNN. Teri holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and a master’s degree from Queen's University focusing on digital transformation. She has been named a Top Entrepreneur and Innovator of the Year by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance.Close
Scott Kaplanis, Investment
Scott has over 15 years of capital markets experience and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He has extensive experience with asset management, recruitment, resource planning, M&A assessment, and exit evaluation. He holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.Close
Karen Fournier, COO
Karen began her career as a parliamentary reporter and a weekly columnist for the Financial Post. She has worked with hundreds of advanced R&D companies and municipalities to get funded. She holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and is a go-to expert on government incentives and how to get them.Close
Alexandria Shannon, President
Alexandria’s experience in multinational environments and professional roles within global corporations, facing strict regulations helped prepare her for her current role as a VP, Clients & Partnerships. In addition to working in an government relations climate, Alexandria spent a considerable time in Brussels, working with various organizations including the European Commission. Her specializations include politics, economic development, deriving data-driven insights, project and change management. She holds a Bachelor's in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Victoria, and a diploma in Statistical Learning from Stanford University.Close
Parth Patel, Technology
Parth leads Fundingportal’s full stack web operations. He studied programming at Durham College and Ryerson University. He has successfully overseen complex development projects on Fundingportal’s website and SaaS solutions.Close
Parth Rai Sharma, Solutions
Parth Rai leads Fundingportal’s special development projects. He has deep knowledge of statistical theory, state-of-the-art data mining techniques, and machine learning algorithms. He is an Application Development Instructor at triOS College. With previous experience working at OpenText, he holds a Data Science Specialization from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Close
Agne Urbonaite, Data
Agne leads Fundingportal’s data verification and identification efforts and oversees our Accounts Payable. With deep experience in data management and project management, Agne holds a Master of Communications and Information and a Bachelor of Public Administration from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania.Close
Stephen Ilkiw, Senior Consultant
Stephen enjoyed a successful career working at PwC and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, where he led and worked on multiple major national and international programs. He also held volunteer leadership roles in several nonprofits where he drove change and delivered improved strategic direction. Currently, Stephen is a volunteer member of CCI-Toronto's Marketing Committee. He holds a Master’s in Professional Communications from the University of Western Sydney, as well as a Certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College and a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University.Close
Fundingportal is a private corporation, backed by experienced e-commerce investors, including:
For additional investor information, contact [email protected].
Fundingportal’s board is comprised of both investor representatives and leaders within government funding and capital markets communities, including:Terry Smith, Slaight Communications Inc.
Fundingportal operates in the following countries and languages:Canada - English
We host a National Advisory Council that facilitates dialogue between the public and private sectors on improvements to grants and incentives. Specific objectives include identifying tools and solutions to streamline application processes, reducing funding timelines, and increasing the percentage of funding that is distributed to businesses. Our Council includes:
Dr. David A. Jaffray