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Emerging & Scaleups

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Support at every stage to manage growth

When you're a startup or emerging technology company, there are many complexities involved with growing your business. Where do you start? How do you get funding? When is the right time to expand?

From seeking financing to fund market validation and growth to complying with U.S./cross-border tax issues, we provide ongoing support to startup companies like yours. We work with many technology community leaders, incubators, and accelerators across Canada to assist with government tax incentives, back-office services, international tax compliance, and more.

Featured insights and offerings for the emerging and scaleups industry

Resources to support your business


The startup stage takes significant time, effort, and focus. Having a team of experienced professionals who understand your entrepreneurial vision and match it with tailored guidance and solutions clears the path to success.

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When technology companies are at the scaleup stage, they need experienced, reliable support. With a team of professionals across assurance, tax, and advisory services, we can provide that critical assistance to scaling tech companies and accelerate their growth.

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Funding for digital solutions

Business leaders know the benefits of digital solutions: increased efficiency, data-driven insights, and many other advantages. But finding the funds to implement significant digital transformation can be a challenge.

We can help your company secure critical subsidies, zero-interest loans, grants, and other funding to support your digital transformation journey, leverage digital solutions, and drive innovation.

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Creating a smooth path to funding for technology companies

Technology companies need to make good governance a priority to improve funding opportunities, which drives growth and innovation. What governance practices matter at each stage of growth?

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Business stages for the emerging and scaleups industry

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Seamlessly transition your enterprise through three critical stages: succession planning, valuation optimization, and a strategic transaction.

Exit, transition & sell

Guidance and advice that service the emerging and scaleups industry

BDO's CFO & Controllership Services help organizations of all sizes find the right senior-level financial support at the right time. Whether you need to fill a short-term talent gap, or you need ongoing strategic support for financial planning and analysis, our professionals provide a consistent, collaborative approach, ensuring that services match the unique needs of each client.

A complex transaction invites increased scrutiny to a business's financial reporting. Whether preparing for an IPO, satisfying an investor, or communicating with a private buyer, stakeholders and regulatory bodies expect more from your financial reporting. Our Accounting Advisory team helps you protect the company with both pre and post-transaction support.

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world, inorganic growth is an important tool in any company's success. We can help turn your growth goals into strategic pathways. With access to global networks and extensive expertise across industries, our M&A team supports mid-market businesses with acquisition strategy development and execution, sale preparation, divestitures, vendor due diligence, and more.

Each business valuation is based on a unique set of factors—financing, business models, acquisitions, re-organizations, succession plans—and requires a thorough understanding of the industries involved. BDO's Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) bring extensive experience working with owner-managed businesses to large public companies, always taking the time to understand your business and offering tailored services for individual client needs—from financial and tax reporting to transaction and litigation support to complex financial instruments.

Whether developing a new product, reducing your environmental impact, or working on the next generation of technology, BDO can help clients navigate the Canadian tax credit landscape. We ensure clients meet tax credit program requirements, file the necessary forms and reports, and ultimately help improve their chance of success.

In a global economic climate, competing effectively means understanding cross-border issues and taking steps to minimize tax burdens. BDO's International Tax professionals gain an in-depth knowledge of their clients' needs and help them optimize foreign operations while complying with relevant jurisdictions.

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