As the world faces increasing complexity and a growing number of challenges, there’s never been a greater need for innovation and entrepreneurship.
A new collaboration between Vancouver startup Pocketed and industry leader EY Canada supports the very companies aiming to solve our greatest problems, by simplifying access to non-dilutive financing options for small businesses.
Pocketed has created an intelligent matching platform and marketplace to connect businesses to billions of dollars in grants and tax credits.
EY Canada brings deep experience encouraging innovation and research in Canada by helping companies navigate Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits and more.
Now, alongside Pocketed, EY clients can access cutting-edge fintech solutions to connect them with the full range of business grants and incentives available in Canada, from small hiring subsidies to large market expansion funding.
“Too many Canadian businesses think tax credits are only for large organizations,” says Brianna Blaney, CEO and Co-Founder at Pocketed,
“That couldn’t be further from the truth. Since our early days at Pocketed, we’ve pursued SR&ED credits to help fund our growth. We’re excited to be working with EY Canada to help small businesses grow and weather the storm of this economic downturn.”
Pocketed was co-founded in 2020 by Aria Hahn and Brianna Blaney.
One year ago Pocketed raised a $1 million seed round led by Mike Volker’s WUTIF Capital, with participation from more than a dozen investors including Hustle Fund, Women’s Equity Lab and New Avenue Capital.
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