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Deloitte Canada announces 2023 Technology Fast 50

Deloitte Canada announced its 2023 winners for Canada’s Technology Fast 50 on Nov. 8. The list ranks the country’s fastest-growing technology, media and telecommunications companies by revenue growth percentage over their last four years of operation. Fourteen Western Canadian companies made the list.

Vancouver’s Dapper Labs topped the list at #1 with a three-year growth of 16,910 per cent.

“This year’s thriving cohort of winners have delivered outstanding revenue growth, despite prevailing uncertainties in the economy and marketplace,” said Anders McKenzie, partner, and national leader for the Technology Fast 50 program at Deloitte Canada. “With their bold vision for the future, impactful technologies, competitive drive, and passion for pushing the boundaries, these companies are paving the way as catalysts in their respective sectors—delivering growth and value to the Canadian economy both at home and beyond. It is truly inspiring to see how they not only improve today’s world, but also shape tomorrow’s.”

The other Western Canadian companies included: Certn (Victoria) at #10, Aquanow (Vancouver) at #12, Black & White Zebra (Vancouver) at #16, Symend (Calgary) at #19, ZayZoon (Calgary) at #21, Klue (Vancouver) at #28, Spare (Vancouver) at 30, Coconut Software (Saskatoon) at #41, Jane App (North Vancouver) at 43, DarkVision Technologies (North Vancouver) at #44, Tribe Properties (North Vancouver) at #45 and Launchpad Technologies at #49.

“I am truly honored that Launchpad has been acknowledged as a leading technology innovator in Canada. This award underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting our clients in their digital transformation journeys. We are dedicated to delivering comprehensive, data-centric, and scalable solutions for their applications, data, teams, and workflows,” said Launchpad founder and CEO Bruce Qi.

As well, the 2023 Clean Technology ranking includes four Western Canadian companies: Convrg Innovations Inc. (Calgary) at #1, good natured Products Inc. (Vancouver) at #6, Envo Drive Systems Inc. (Burnaby) at #7 and MineSense Technologies Ltd. (Vancouver) at #13. The 2023 Enterprise-Industry leaders included Freight Club (Burnaby) at #6, Fantuan (Burnaby) at #9, Thinkific (Vancouver) at #13, Jobber (Edmonton) at #17 and Trulioo (Vancouver) at #19.

“It’s an honor to once again be celebrated by Deloitte as one of the tech industry’s fastest-growing companies,” said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber with their announcement. “This award recognizes the commitment and passion our team has for helping the people in small business be successful, and I’m proud to accept it on behalf of everyone at Jobber. Small businesses are the cornerstone of our local economies and communities. They make the world a better place, and we are excited to have such an amazing opportunity to get up every day and back these hard-working entrepreneurs.”

The 2023 Companies-to-watch list included Neo Financial (Calgary) at #1, PurposeMed (Calgary) at #2, Falkbilt (Calgary) at #4, CarboNet (Vancouver) at #7, Ideon Technologies (Richmond) at #8, Hydreight Technologies (Vancouver) at #11, and Operto Guest Technologies (Vancouver) at #12.