Sadie Evans posted an articleTwo Victoria tech companies recognized by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 see more
VICTORIA, BC - November 12, 2019 - Two Victoria technology companies have been recognized by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 awards. SendtoNews was recognized as one of the Deloitte Fast 50, and Checkfront was listed as one of Deloitte’s Companies-to-Watch.
The Deloitte Canada Fast 50 program lists Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies. It was created to recognize “innovation, rapid revenue growth, and entrepreneurial spirit.” The awards feature four categories including the Companies-to-Watch awards, and the North American Technology Fast 50 ranking.
For SendtoNews, the largest digital sports video platform in North America, this was the third year in a row they made the Fast 50 ranking.
“Sustainable growth at these rates is a testament to the quality of our offering combined with the hard work and dedication of our team along with our publishing, content and advertising partners,” says Matthew Watson, CEO of SendtoNews. “Perhaps, most exciting is the fact that in many ways, we are just getting started.”
Checkfront, a cloud-based booking managment application and e-commerce platform, was awarded its spot in the Companies-to-Watch list in recognition of its strong growth and potential to earn future Fast 50 recognition.
"The entire Checkfront team is proud to be named one of Deloitte Canada’s Companies-to-Watch,” said Checkfront’s CEO, Jason Morehouse.“As the industry continues to mature, more travel brands look to list their experiences online, making this an exciting era for Checkfront. It is wonderful to be recognized for our achievements so far, and we will continue our commitment to sustainable growth, innovation and excellence in the work we do every day.”
Overall, BC firms held 10 of the 50 spots in the Fast 50 rankings, evidence of the rapid development and success of the west coast tech scene.
SendtoNews posted an articleSendtoNews Ranked Number 243 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500CEO Matthew Watson Attributes 372 Percent Revenue Growth to Strong Partnerships see more
SendtoNews Ranked Number 243 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500
SendtoNews today announced it ranked #243 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. SendtoNews grew 372 percent during this period.
“We’re honored to be listed on Deloitte’s Fast 500 for the second year in a row and couldn’t have done it without our publishing, league, and sales partners,” said SendtoNews’ CEO, Matthew Watson. "It’s a real testament to the hard work of the SendtoNews team and our amazing partners. Together we’re finding innovative new ways to reach a growing digital audience and I’m excited for what the future holds,” added Matthew.
“Congratulations to the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500 winners on this impressive achievement,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are innovators who have converted their disruptive ideas into products, services and experiences that can captivate new customers and drive remarkable growth.”
“Software, which accounts for nearly two of every three companies on the list, continues to produce some of the most exciting technologies of the 21st century, including innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and robotics,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Industry Leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “This year’s ranking demonstrates what is likely a national phenomenon, where many companies from all parts of America are transforming the way we do business by combining breakthrough research and development, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.”
SendtoNews previously ranked 24th as a Technology Fast 500TM award winner for 2017.
About Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500TM
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies—both public and private—in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2018.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
SendtoNews is North America’s leading sports video and advertising platform. The company has created an expanding publisher network that now includes more than 1500 sports news properties across North America.
SendtoNews currently generates over 200 million monthly video views through the distribution of exclusive and semi-exclusive content from 75+ sports leagues, including top tier organizations such as the MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, PGA TOUR, NCAA and Premier League Soccer.
SendtoNews' sports video content is both VAST and VPAID compliant and the architecture of its video player technologies, as well as its independent analytics partnerships, address market needs for transparency around viewability and invalid traffic.