25 Aug 2022 Meet the Finalists for ‘Company of the Year – Scale’
The finalists for the “Company of the Year – Scale” award at the 2022 TIAs are emerging leaders and role models in the B.C. tech industry. The winners of this award are growing into the next anchors of the provincial innovation ecosystem. This award is presented in partnership with Clio.
Vancouver-based Freight Club is a leading end-to-end shipping platform that manages everything from quoting, booking, and tracking to complete claims management and secondary insurance protection, with zero subscription fees. It provides retailers with exclusive access to enterprise rates from one of the largest networks of less-than-full truckload (LTL) and parcel carriers in the United States. At the same time, Freight Club’s simple and scalable application helps retails ship more and faster. Freight Club proudly offsets 100% of all shipments through the planting of trees.
Key stat: Freight Club’s net revenue grew by over 8x in the last three years alone and is on a path to over $100M USD in 2023.
Lighthouse Labs’ goal is to find innovative ways to train the next generation of tech talent. In an age of disruption across every industry, its mission is to give Canadians the skills they need to find long-lasting careers in an increasingly digital workforce. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, Lighthouse Labs continues to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the growth of Canada’s tech industry.
Key stats: Headquartered in Vancouver, Lighthouse Labs has equipped over 40,000 Canadians with the tools needed to thrive in the future of work. Its revenue has grown from just under $7 million in 2019 to more than $15 million in 2021. Since April 2020, Lighthouse Labs has hired more than 100 staff members.
ReadyMode’s enterprise-grade, cloud-based, all-in-one predictive dialer intelligently connects call centre agents with more leads in less time. The Vancouver-based company has raised the bar with the fastest dialling speeds on the market, advanced inbound queue strategies, powerful customer relationship management tools, industry-leading analytics and reporting, personalized training sessions, and a full in-house support team.
Key stats: With 1,800 active customers, 11,000 individual users, and ten billion+ annual calls, ReadyMode’s net sales jumped by 130% between 2019 to 2021.
From modest beginnings in 1999, Redlen has applied resilience, perseverance, and scientific rigour to achieve its significant scale and current recognition as a global leader in the cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) semiconductor industry. In a huge win for B.C.’s tech industry, Redlen’s technical leadership and innovation prompted medical equipment multinational Canon Inc. to acquire the Saanichton-based company for $430 million in October of 2021.
Key stats: Redlen is actively engaged with and funded by six of the seven largest global computerized tomography (CT) equipment manufacturers. In addition to its 24 granted patents, the company has an additional 13 pending at the U.S. Patent Office.