Metrophotonics was an early-stage company focused on next-generation optical components for 40 channel wave division multiplexing. While the company had secured venture capital financing, it required more at a time when the VC market was in a state of collapse. Keystep advised Metrophotonics to instead turn to government sources for the capital it required. Keystep leveraged its established relationships with R&D financing programs offered by government and positioned Metrophotonics in a positive light. As a result, the company secured $7.8 million in financing from Technology Partnerships Canada within nine months of beginning the application process, a record accomplishment. Keystep subsequently worked with Metrophotonics for several years to help administer the program and execute on other initiatives.