Meet the Finalists for ‘Company of the Year – Anchor’

The Finalists for the “Company of the Year – Anchor” award at the 2022 TIAs are established leaders in the B.C. tech industry. Winners exemplify financial, strategic, and product or service excellence, and are widely recognized as anchors of the provincial innovation ecosystem. This award is presented in partnership with Deloitte.


Vancouver-based GeoComply provides solutions that detect online location fraud and help verify users’ true digital identities. Based on tech developed for the highly regulated and complex U.S. online gaming and sports betting market, GeoComply’s geolocation fraud detection solutions are also used by streaming video broadcasters and the online banking, payments and cryptocurrency industries, with global customers including Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Akamai, Sightline, DraftKings, FanDuel and MGM.

Key stats: GeoComply’s software is installed on over 400 million devices worldwide and analyzes over 10 billion transactions annually.

Global Relay

Global Relay is the world’s leading provider of cloud archiving, surveillance, eDiscovery, and analytics solutions to the global finance industry. Its solutions help financial firms comply with stringent recordkeeping and supervision regulations; gain critical business intelligence from their data; and proactively prepare for audits, information requests, and litigation. Headquartered in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood, Global Relay has Canadian branch offices in Kelowna and Halifax, U.S. offices in Chicago, New York and Raleigh, and global offices in London and Singapore.

Key stats: Global Relay has more than 20,000  customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks.

LMI Technologies

Headquartered in Vancouver, this global leader in 3D scanning and inspection provides fast, accurate and reliable inspection solutions that advance industrial quality and productivity through #D laser snapshot, and line confocal sensor technology. Unlike contact-based measurement or 2D vision, their non-contact solutions add 3D shape information that is critical to achieving 100% quality control. LMI also now offers full-service AI-based solutions for deep-learning-driven industrial inspection. LMI has grown into a truly global machine vision provider, with 13 sales offices spanning the United States, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and Japan.

Key stats: From 2019 to 2021 LMI saw its revenue increase from $109 million to $160, with a corresponding headcount increase from 285 to 375 staff.

Seaspan Shipyards

Operating out of the Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock, and Victoria Shipyards, this branch of North Vancouver-based Seaspan ULC builds, repairs, refurbishes, manages and converts ships and other marine vessels such as deep-sea vessels and submarines. As a long-term partner of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan designs, engineers and constructs technologically advanced non-combat vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard.

Key stats: From 2012 to 2021 Seaspan contributed $2.4 billion to B.C.’s gross domestic product and $1.7 billion to its labour income. The company has awarded more than $1.8 billion to Canadian suppliers, including 450-plus B.C. companies