Bootstrapping to $123M USD in funding - Fireside chat with Alex Popa (Co-Founder & CEO of Boast.Ai)

Richmond, BC
Thu, Apr 22, 5:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Alex will share his startup journey in how Boast.AI went from bootstrapping to raising USD $123 million in funding.

He is also a cofounder of Traction Conference, to provide actionable advice to help founders grow their businesses. Traction brings founders and leaders from companies like Google, Shopify, LinkedIn, Uber, etc. alongside top-tier VCs to run tactical sessions on business growth.

Each year the US and Canadian governments provide billions in R&D Tax Credits to fund businesses, but the application process is cumbersome, time-consuming, prone to expensive audits, and receiving the money can take as long as 16 months.

Boast.AI helps hundreds of companies on both sides of the border to automate the R&D tax credit application process, so they can get more money faster for less time and risk.


  • Alex Popa

    Alex Popa


    Co-Founder & CEO

    Alex is an R&D tax expert and thought leader. Prior to his role as CEO and co-founder of Boast, Alex managed the software (ICT) R&D tax practice for KPMG as well as Ayming Corp. Prior to becoming an R&D tax expert, Alex co-founded an e-commerce startup specializing in online recruitment resources to high turnover industries, and was a Business Intelligence Engineer at Johnson & ...

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