• FreshWorks Studio Inc. posted an article
    For the second year in a row FreshWorks Studio ranks among the Global Top 1000 B2B service providers see more

    On December 2, 2019 Clutch, the data-driven field guide to business buying decisions, ranked Victoria-based mobile and web app development company FreshWorks Studio #78 on this year’s Global Top 1000. It’s the second year in a row that FreshWorks Studio has made the ranking. This year the company climbed 88 spots since last year to claim their spot in the top 100. The Clutch 1000 is the most exclusive award offered by the platform. The list highlights companies that have rankings within the top 1% of all companies on Clutch. 

    “It truly is incredible what a team of dedicated and passionate people can accomplish within a year. We’ve had some great projects in the past year, including some digital transformation projects for the BC Government and working with some well-known private organizations such as Harbour Air and Hootsuite,” says Rohit Boolchandani, FreshWorks co-founder and COO.

    “I am so proud of everything our team has accomplished in the last year, but it also goes without saying that we’re very thankful to our great clients who took time out of their busy lives to be interviewed by one of the Clutch analysts and provide a reference,” adds co-founder and CEO Sam Mod.

    About FreshWorks Studio
    FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing and developing elegant and high quality mobile and web apps for startups, enterprises and government organizations. Their team of 65+ passionate designers and developers are headquartered in Victoria BC, with offices in Vancouver and Seattle

    Media contact: Lisa Stappert. lisa@freshworks.io.

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Victoria added 1,000 tech jobs to the labour force between 2012 and 2017 see more

    Source: Goldstream Gazette
    Author: Keri Coles

    Victoria named in top 10 Canadian cities for tech talent

    First time B.C.’s capital has made the list

    Victoria now ranks in the top ten cities for Canadian tech talent, according to a new report released Thursday by CBRE Canada.

    It is the first time B.C.’s capital has made the list, which analyzes the conditions, cost and quality of the labour market for highly-skilled tech workers. The rapid growth of Victoria’s tech sector and its momentum is being credited for the ranking boost.

    The 2018 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent Report, published by real estate company CBRE, notes that Victoria added 1,000 tech jobs to the labour force between 2012 and 2017 – a 16.1 per cent increase.

    While Victoria was ranked number 10, its overall score of 46.4 was almost half that of the city at the top of the list – Toronto at 87.3.

    The analysis was broken down into three indicators – tech talent employment, educational attainment and high-tech industry. Victoria was ranked 14, 10 and 6, respectively, out of the 20 cities analyzed.

    Victoria’s SaaS (Software as a Service) and high-tech manufacturing industries pushed its high-tech concentration to 3.6 per cent, well above the national average of 2.6 per cent.

    Tech is noted as one of the fastest growing industries in Greater Victoria, with a 48.3 per cent growth in high-tech industry from 2012 to 2017 and an estimated economic impact of $5.2 billion, according to Statistics Canada data.

    The report says the primary tech industries in Victoria are SaaS, ocean science, and advanced manufacturing.

    Early this year, B.C.-led Digital Technology Supercluster, of which Victoria is a part, was chosen as one of the funding recipients for the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative, created to facilitate and fund collaborative technology projects.

    It is expected to boost GDP in B.C. by more than $5 billion and create more than 13,500 jobs over the next 10 years.