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FAQ2018-01-29T17:55:58+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide venture capital or equity investing?2017-07-20T13:26:33+00:00

We do not make equity investments.  In fact, our goal is to provide you with funding that is non-dilutive so you can retain more of your company.  We do have close relationships with many high net worth individuals and venture capital firms and would be happy to make an introduction.

Do you provide SR&ED consulting?2017-08-10T14:07:17+00:00

We do not provide stand-alone consulting services for SR&ED or any other government tax credit or grants.  However, we know a lot about them so feel free to ask us for a bit of advice.

Can I continue to use my existing SR&ED consultant?2017-07-20T13:29:24+00:00

Absolutely!  We want you to continue the relationship you have built.  If you select our accrued tax credit financing option, we will work closely with your consultant to track the SR&ED projects throughout the year.  If you wish, you Venbridge can also provide the consulting services as part of the financing.

Do you have a strategic partner program?2017-07-20T13:38:46+00:00

Yes.  Our goal is to help grow Canadian companies and other companies with the same goal are welcome as partners.  Our partnership program ranges includes many types of companies such as SR&ED consultants, accounting firms, sales agents, trade organizations, other lenders, and venture capital companies.

What happens if my SR&ED claim is reduced or denied by the CRA?2017-07-20T13:42:07+00:00

After a CRA review there is a chance your claim will be reduced or, in the rare circumstance, denied completely.  Whatever the scenario, Venbridge will work with you to repay the financing and champion your cause with the CRA.  It may take longer to repay the financing or the repayment may come from your following year’s SR&ED claim.  We like to be flexible and will work with you to determine a plan that makes sense.

Do you provide financing outside of Canada?2017-08-10T13:56:49+00:00

No.  In the future we plan to expand to other countries, but for now, we’re only in Canada.

What is the minimum and maximum amount you will loan?2017-07-20T13:58:46+00:00

Officially there is no minimum or maximum.  In general, if you have tax credits, grants or refunds of less than $100,000, it is too small for us. If you would like debt financing of more than $1M, it is a bit too big for us to do by ourselves.  We do syndicate loans and will work with our partners if you have a need for a $1M+ debt facility.

Will you finance a first time SR&ED filer?2017-07-20T14:01:22+00:00

Generally we do not finance a first time SR&ED claimant.  If you have undergone a corporate restructuring, are a spin-off starting out, or have a venture capital investment, we most likely will be able to provide you with financing.

Are there tax credits you do not finance?2017-07-30T19:12:44+00:00

Venbridge will finance most Canadian Federal or Provincial government programs.  If you have a SR&ED claim, Digital Media Tax Credit claim, Corporate Income Tax refund, or any one of the many other government grants and incentives we will most likely finance it.  The notable exception is film tax credits.  We don’t finance it ourselves but work with a strategic partner which we would be happy to introduce you to.