The most popular article on Techcouver this year was titled 10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2020.
Published in early January, the article highlighted 10 tech companies that Techcouver would be watching closely. At the time of writing, we had no idea what was in store for all of us in 2020 but the companies still impressed.
A number of the startups raised venture capital including Vancouver’s Damon Motorcycles and Certn from Victoria. Two of the companies were named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 lists for 2020 and they all grew headcount while coping with hiring during a pandemic.
We’re in the process of finalizing our list of B.C. startups to watch for 2021 and would love your help. We’ve had some great suggestions from the local angel and VC communities, but we also want to know what our readers think.
Is there a local startup that you’ve got your eye on? Or do you work for an up-and-coming company that has big plans for 2021?
Let me know privately or simply comment below.
Kraig Docherty says
Christina Schroeder says
Erik Kaas says
Spocket, Spare Labs, Routific, Craver, FISpan
Sean Huang says
Eric Byres says
Of course I’m biased, but the winner of 2020 New Ventures BC Competition is a good company to watch (https://www.newventuresbc.com/2020/11/adolus-technology-wins-20th-annual-new-ventures-bc-competition/)
Also Craver is very interesting…
Our company locelle. We have had consistent month over month growth and project profitability in Q1 while having bootstrapped so far.
Darwin Labs (darwin.la) and our flagship offering, Clear360 – https://clear360.com/. Borne out of necessity to help companies and schools automate and manage health safety measures to curb COVID19, it’s growing into something much bigger. I am biased – but sincere in my beliefs.
Miriam Rader says
MazumaGo (formerly DivDot) – 2021 is gonna be exciting!
They are digitizing renovations using 3D software and automation, and are growing really fast with high and consistent mo/mo growth in 2020
Forgot to mention our company Matidor.com came second place at this year’s Tech crunch Startup Battlefield (https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/17/meet-the-five-startup-battlefield-finalists-at-disrupt-2020/) and we have hit the $900k TTM revenue mark ending this year. We also have been working on a pandemic predictive platform with the government.
Michael Argast says
I think Kobalt still merits inclusion (holdover from 2020).
Grew staff from 4 to 18 in 2020.
Revenue up over 1000% 2019/2020.
Closed Seed Round in October.
Working with nearly 100 clients across North America at end of 2020.
Great work with Health tech, COVID vaccine companies, SaaS companies.
2021 we have big growth plans and are making a big difference to our SMB tech clients. Obviously biased as CEO. 🙂
Michelle Sklar says
ABOzymes (NVB finalist), FLICK, Bioform, Verdi and Neupeak