Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

  • Sadie Evans posted an article
    Checkfront wins Companies-to-Watch award from Deloitte Canada see more

    Source: Checkfront press release 

    Media contact: Angela Heald 

    VICTORIA, BC — November 7th, 2019 — Today, Checkfront Inc., is thrilled to announce the acceptance of a Companies-to-Watch award from Deloitte Canada. The award spotlights
    emerging companies that exhibit strong growth and show the potential to be a future candidate for the Technology Fast 50 award.

    Checkfront’s CEO, Jason Morehouse, credits a commitment to innovation, and an investment in culture with the company's early-stage success. Morehouse said, “The entire Checkfront team is proud to be named one of Deloitte Canada’s Companies-to-Watch. 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.”

    Companies-to-Watch winners are new companies headquartered in Canada, demonstrating superior technology, effective management experience and common traits of Deloitte
    Technology Fast 50TM award winners. To be eligible, candidates must also devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology or intellectual property. “Companies-to-Watch winners deserve recognition for their early-stage growth, bold entrepreneurship and forward-thinking,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50 program at Deloitte Canada. “By demonstrating courage, seeking opportunities, and taking calculated risks, these outstanding companies are key to the success of the technology sector. Every winner should feel a sense of pride for this success, and motivation to continue striving to succeed in the future.”

    About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM - The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation
    and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Enterprise Fast 15 category (recognizes fastest-growing enterprise-level technology, media, and telecommunications companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation), and Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, CBRE, First West Capital, Miller Thomson, OMERS Ventures, 3C and Lafond. For further information, visit

    About Checkfront - Checkfront Inc is a unified booking management platform that allows tour and activity operators to accept reservations, process payments, track customers, sign waivers and documents, and simplify complex pricing, seasonality, and inventory requirements. With over 5,000 customers in 128 countries, Checkfront has processed over $5.3 billion in online bookings (USD).

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    CEO 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.

    About SendtoNews

    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.

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