24 Aug Meet the Finalists for ‘Spirit of BC Tech – Ambition’
The 2022 Technology Impact Awards finalists for the Spirit of BC Tech Ambition award have exhibited ambition through their business achievements in the past year. This award is presented in partnership with AbCellera.
Clio develops cloud-based tech that manages operations, improves client experiences, streamlines billing and payments, and automates documents for more than 150,000 legal professionals in 100-plus countries. Based on the fundamental belief that law firms deserve the right tools to do their work without compromise, Clio saves lawyers time and the freedom to practice the way they want. Clio is the world’s first unicorn in the legal practice management space, while putting Burnaby, B.C. on the map as a great place to work with the opportunity to build technology that results in meaningful change and better access to justice.
Key stat: Clio’s Burnaby-based team has doubled in size since the 2020 TIAs, and now employs more than 800 people.
The Vancouver-based company behind blockchain games such as “CryptoKitties” and “NBA Top Shot” is paving the way for a more open and inclusive digital world. By using blockchain tech to bring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and new forms of digital engagement to fans worldwide, Dapper Labs’ is using the power of play to deliver personalized blockchain-based experiences and digital collectibles that are ready for the real world. With its goal of bringing the first people billion to blockchain, Dapper Labs has also created Flow – which has become one of the largest and most accessible platforms to build on – and to date has invested ~$40M across 130 companies who share its mission.
Key stat: As of May 2022, Dapper Labs introduced a $725 million fund to accelerate developer growth on Flow, the largest joint commitment to any blockchain.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA), Vancouver-based LandSure develops and operates mission-critical systems and solutions that provide certainty around land-related transactions in the province. It has built first-of-their-kind products such as ParcelMap BC, the Condo and Strata Assignment Integrity Register (CSAIR), and the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR), while also providing the LTSA with services ranging from business and software development to systems infrastructure and project management. Most recently, in partnership with the First Nations Lands Advisory Board and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre, LandSure recently started work on a unique First Nations National Land Registry.
Key stat: By working to improve consistency and service during fixes and updates, LandSure has maintained a service availability rate of 99.91 percent.
Vancouver-based Trulioo is on a mission to build trust online so businesses and consumers can transact safely and securely. Through its GlobalGateway identity verification platform, Trulioo helps organizations of all sizes meet business and compliance requirements and automate due diligence and fraud prevention workflows by providing real-time verification of 5 billion consumers and 330 million business entities worldwide. Hitting unicorn status was a testament to the incredible work the Trulioo team has been working toward for a decade, as 2021 marked the company’s tenth anniversary.
Key stat: Trulioo’s year-over-year revenue growth jumped by 147.5 percent in 2021 thanks to stellar customer retention rates and the rapid onboarding of new customers.
As one of the largest vetted tech talent networks in the world, VanHack has leveraged its diverse community of professionals to fill positions at more than 1,000 companies, including heavy hitters such as Rogers Communications, Article, SkipTheDishes, and Thinkific. On February 24th 2022, the day of the Russian invasion, the team quickly spun up its resources and connected its hiring partner community with impacted Ukrainian talent connecting them with job and relocation opportunities abroad. To date, VanHack has helped connect 21 Ukrainian tech talent and their families to new job opportunities, and lives abroad, far exceeding the initial target of three candidates.
Key stat: Over the 2021 fiscal year, Vanhack’s talent community grew from 185,000 to 350,000 pre-vetted individuals in 150-plus countries across six continents.