About Venbridge

Bringing Venture Debt to Promising Canadian Companies

About Us

Our mission

We help founders scale their companies with non-dilutive venture debt. 

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 we know how to bring value to SMEs. As a team, we have provided hundreds of SR&ED funding 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.

National team

World class results

Laurence Gutcher

Laurence Gutcher1


With over 20 years of financial experience, Laurence loves to transform chaos into results. From 2000 to 2018, Laurence has served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for many companies, including Metamail Inc., Nevex Software Technologies Inc., Necho Systems Corp. PriceMetrix Inc, Infobright Inc, and Upchain Inc. From 2018 through to early 2021, Laurence worked as an independent consultant, assisting companies in various industries with their financial needs before joining the Venbridge team.

Laurence holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering (B.A.Sc.) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Western University). He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). While studying at Western, Laurence also had the opportunity to study abroad at the Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan). In his free time, Laurence enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also an avid curler and cyclist and has a passion for wine.

B.A.Sc., M.B.A., CPA, CMA