About Fundingportal

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What is Fundingportal

Founded in 2011, we are a funding subscription services and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider that helps companies, municipalities, nonprofits, and other organizations to secure grants, government incentives, and other funding.

Our online tools have served more than one million applicant organizations. Our SaaS subscribers include dozens of advisory firms, large corporations, and economic development agencies.

FundingportalTM Team

Alexandria Shannon, Senior Product Manager
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Parth Rai Sharma

Parth Rai Sharma,
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Asom Mike-Ebeye,
Senior Data Analyst
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Alexandria Shannon, President

"Alexandria values the power of data to inform decision making above all else. Prior to joining the financial technology sector as President of Fundingportal, Alexandria was the Director of Government Products for Torstar Corp. and has held government relations, policy analyst and executive positions in Brussels, Toronto and Ottawa. Alexandria was elected Board President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada in January 2021. Alexandria holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Victoria and a Post-Grad Certification in Statistical Analysis from Stanford.


Asom Mike-Ebeye

Asom holds a bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Benin and has an extensive background in Canada’s finance industry. As part of Fundingportal’s data management team, Asom is responsible for maintaining the integrity of its data identification and verification efforts.


Parth Rai Sharma , Chief Technical Officer

Parth is CTO, with intense experience of 10 plus years in the indusrtry .He overseas infrastructure and architecture projects.He is also professor for computer science courses at Trios and Sault college

    • Founded Fundingportal to help companies source funding – like Expedia, but for funding!
    • Named Top Startup by Chamber of Commerce
    • Raised first round of financing
    • Launched first SaaS solution, Fundsearch, an algorithmic search tool into 5,000 funding sources to finance innovation
    • Launched first Data as a Service (DaaS) solution for Globe & Mail (Fundingportal Top 500)
    • Became a Registered Exempt Market Dealer
    • Closed second round of financing with VCs and strategic investors
    • Launched Fundingportal US
    • Launched Fundingportal GMS, an end-to-end SaaS Grants Management System
    • Named a Deloitte Top 50 Company to Watch
    • Founder Terry Kirk delivers TEDx Talk on Financing Innovation: From Capital Markets to Crowdfunding
    • Served 1M users on the Portal and 20 SaaS licensees
    • Our Founder named Top Female Innovator and Entrepreneur by Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
    • Attracted first government SaaS client: Nova Scotia Business Inc.
    • Became a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution
    • Closed expansion round
    • Layered on AI and launched our Grants Application Bot


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

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Fundingportal’s board is comprised of both investor representatives and leaders within government funding and capital markets communities, including:

Terry Smith, Slaight Communications Inc.
Rob Brouwer, KPMG
Michel Wylie, Societal Ventures
Debbie Weinstein, LW Law
Terry Kirk, Founder and CEO


Fundingportal operates in the following countries and languages:

Canada - English  
Canada - French  
US English  
UK English  


We host a National Advisory Council that facilitates dialogue between the public and private sectors on improvements to grants and government 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

Georgina Steinsky

Dr. David A. Jaffray

Dr. David A. Jaffray

Glenn O'Farrell

Glenn O'Farrell

Leo Lax

Leo Lax
Venture Capital

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea
Digital Media

Richard Rémillard

Richard Rémillard