About Venbridge

Bringing venture debt to promising Canadian companies

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About Venbridge, Venture debt provider

Our mission

We help founders scale their companies with non-dilutive venture debt and tax credit consulting services. Our services empower you to maximize your government tax incentives, better manage cash flow, and invest more in the areas you need. All so you can grow the business you’ve built without giving away equity too soon.

Our story

Venbridge was born to help technology companies grow. The market lacked an automated, fast and responsive service provider who understood the needs of technology companies. At Venbridge we are technology leaders, not bankers and understand how to bring value to SME’s. As a team, we have provided hundreds of SR&ED loans and tax credit financing. We love meeting new people, being there when you really need us and doing everything possible to help you grow your business.

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World class results

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CEO Venbrige

Garron Helman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Garron’s passion is watching startups grow with funding provided by Venbridge. Not only has he funded hundreds of companies throughout his career, but he has also become a recognized leader in SR&ED and other tax programs and government grants. Prior to co-founding Venbridge, Garron was a partner at one of Canada’s earliest SR&ED financing funds where he built the financing portfolio in Central and Eastern Canada.

Earlier in his career, Garron joined a small technology company called Creo in Vancouver that grew to over 4,000 employees and a market cap of $2B. Garron became the President of the Asia Pacific region. After Creo was sold to Kodak, Garron ran the $300M commercial division before returning to Canada. In his free time, Garron can be found on skiing trips or doing home construction with his two children.

B.A. Psychology, B.ESc. Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A.

1 Heather Nicol CFO Venbridge SR&ED Financing

Heather Nicol

CFO & CRO

Heather’s financial experience is spread across the corporate, financial and not-for-profit sectors. Having held positions such as CFO for the MaRS Discovery District and EVP for an investment company specializing in pharmaceutical royalties to serving non-profit organizations including The Bishop Strachan School’s Board of Governors, the Danny Grossman Dance Company and BioDiscovery Toronto, Heather understands how every organization is different and enjoys taking the time to learn about the operations of each business she interacts with at Venbridge.

Heather holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario. In her free time, Heather can be found on the tennis court or cycling all over Ontario.

B.S. Mathematics, M.B.A., CMA, CPA, ICD.D
Jordan Peckham

Jordan Peckham

MANAGING DIRECTOR

As Managing Director, Jordan is focused on origination and structuring. Prior to Venbridge, Jordan was a Vice President at National Bank Financial, working as an Investment Grade Credit Trader in the Fixed Income group in Toronto. Earlier in his career, Jordan was an Analyst in the Middle Market Credit Group with Barclays Capital and has worked in both New York and Toronto. Jordan has always been passionate about entrepreneurship, getting involved with and founding a number of socially-conscious ventures.

Jordan holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. An Alberta native, Jordan often wears his boots in the office on Fridays. When he’s not in the office on a cold winter day, he can be found on skis, ski-touring in the Rockies.

H.B.A. Finance, B.A. Economics

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