Our mission is to provide funding that suits the needs of Canada’s innovative companies: simple, predictable, non-dilutive capital, delivered on an ongoing basis. We partner with Canadian companies of all sizes and types, providing advances on Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) refunds and other government-funded ITC and grant programs.
We facilitate growth through non-dilutive financing, regardless of a company’s size. We aim to help all businesses receiving government funds accelerate their growth while retaining the equity they’ve worked so hard to build.
Our online application process is streamlined, which means your business could be approved in as little as two weeks, and funding can begin shortly thereafter. The application requires a minimal time commitment from you, allowing you to focus on your company’s goals and innovative projects. We are here to provide the working capital you need to fund your future. With our Capital-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform, you can access your government funding on a schedule that suits your needs.
Andrew Kareckas, CEO at Easly, is a passionate champion of Canadian innovation, domestic economic growth and the future of our country. Andrew is dedicated to serving Easly’s clients on their journey, with the goal of investing $1 Billion annually to innovative Canadian businesses.
Under Andrew’s leadership, Easly has grown 400% since 2019. A seasoned senior executive, Andrew is a Go-to-Market and Public Policy expert with experience scaling several Canadian and internationally-owned businesses. Andrew championed the expansion of Easly’s product offering to include advances on government grants and tax incentives like SR&ED.
Alastair has an extensive background in corporate strategy and finance. Previously a partner with KPMG, before serving as Chief Financial Officer of several companies at various stages of growth, he is now Easly’s Senior Vice President of Business Development.
In his current role, Alastair oversees strategic partnerships and business development and has played a key part in building Easly into the company it is today.
Joanna manages Easly’s sales team, working with innovative Canadian businesses to provide flexible, competitive, and non-dilutive financing options secured by government tax credits and grants.
Joanna leads by example; she has worked directly with many of Easly’s clients, bringing them a streamlined capital solution that helps their businesses grow. Joanna is a CFA and, previous to Easly, worked in corporate finance at various organizations, including BDC, PWC, and RBC, providing financial solutions to small tech firms and large international enterprises.
Easly is wholly owned and privately held by an award‑winning U.S. company. Since 2019, we have deployed over $96 million in Easly Advances that have fueled innovation in Canada. Our non-dilutive financing means our customers get early access to capital while retaining 100% of their equity.
We are proud to help innovative businesses of all sizes access funding to propel their companies, industries and country forward. We’re committed to providing a painless and professional Capital-as-a-Service experience and value transparency and consistency in our process and operations. Our customer-first mindset has propelled us to the top of our industry. Learn more about our customers.
We want you to hold onto your company’s equity and will never ask you to give away any portion of ownership in exchange for advanced funding.
Instead, we want you to invest in what is profitable for your business and beneficial to innovation in Canada. This is the driving force behind our commitment to supporting Canadian companies.
We have cut the red tape when it comes to ITC & Grant financing, making it possible for you to access your first advance in as little as 72 hours. Receive your government funding with efficiency so you can focus on growth and improving your company’s market position.
Without advanced funding, it could take up to 18 months from when you incurred SR&ED costs to when you receive the SR&ED tax incentive refund. For many businesses, this delay significantly impacts their progress and compromises market opportunities. Instead, take advantage of our non-dilutive financing to scale your business without delays or unreasonable financial constraints.
Similarly, grant programs payout in varying timelines, sometimes taking months from when your company wins the grant to when you see any of the funds.
Using Easly Advances ensures you get access to capital on your schedule.
With reliable, advanced funding, you’re empowered to build long-term value for your innovative company – year after year. Steady cash flow allows you to fine-tune your budget on demand. Fewer stalled or halted projects, and no more wasting valuable time while your competitors inch closer to a breakthrough.
Easly Advances promote discoveries in science and technology, which begin with your R&D teams. We’ll partner with you as you make the next big discovery, which can propel your company to the forefront of your industry.
Working capital is the lifeline of any business, promoting growth and opening opportunities that fuel innovation. That is why trust is essential when it comes to R&D funding.
Easly’s reputation centers on consistent performance – getting our customers capital they can put to work today.
Our achievements and reputation give our customers peace of mind, so they can focus on leading their companies through the next wave of growth.
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