If you weren’t among the crowd at Yaletown Partners’ 2016 Annual Meeting Welcome event, here’s a run down of the portfolio companies that shared their growth stories. These companies are well worth watching and we thank each CEO for carving out precious time to be in Vancouver and present.
CEOs from left to right: Ryan Spong, CEO Foodee; Wade Sheen, CEO Cooledge; Jean-Guy Lacombe, CEO Vizimax; Brenton Brown, CFO Elasticpath; Mik Kersten, CEO Tasktop; Kevin Collins, CEO Bit Stew; and Colin Bramm, CEO Showbie.
Bit Stew Systems – Burnaby, BC
Software Defined Operations for the Industrial Internet
Bit Stew is building the premier platform for handling complex data integration, data analysis, and predictive automation for connected devices on the Industrial Internet. Through data-driven automation, Bit Stew Systems removes the complexity of industrial operations and connected machines to give clarity and control back to operations.
Cooledge Lighting – Richmond, BC
Paper-thin, Flexible Lighting
Cooledge illuminates interior architectural surfaces with paper-thin, flexible products that are inspiring to design with, simple to use and easy to install. Cooledge is changing the way light is materialized and integrated in architectural design. Its evolving portfolio includes four product ranges: Ceiling, Wall, Display, and Perimeter. Today, Cooledge is widely used for luminous surfaces and very low profile installations in retail, office, entertainment, and hospitality environments around the world.
Elastic Path – Vancouver, BC
Elastic Path helps the world’s biggest brands generate billions in revenue with its patented ecommerce technologies. The company’s flexible enterprise software seamlessly brings omnichannel ecommerce directly into marketing clouds and experience management platforms – enabling a complete digital customer journey that maximizes engagement and drives higher revenue.
Foodee – Vancouver, BC
Food Concierge Service
Foodee has made its mission to solve the biggest problems facing the corporate lunch hour: a lack of variety, meals that arrive too early or too late, and excessive package waste. Paying close attention to its impact on the environment, Foodee uses biodegradable packaging, low emission delivery methods and has partnered with in-office composting programs to lower the carbon “foodprint” around the corporate lunch.
Showbie – Edmonton, AB
Paperless Classroom Apps
With more than two million users, the Showbie classroom workflow app makes it easy for classrooms to go paperless on mobile devices. Teachers can easily create assignments, provide feedback to students, and give realtime updates to parents using a variety of cross-platform apps.
Tasktop – Vancouver, BC
DevOps Integration Technology
Over one million users employ Tasktop’s DevOps integration technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop not only unifies the software development and delivery team, but also provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes of software delivery.
VIZIMAX – Longueuil, Qc
Renewable Power Generation
VIZIMAX develops and manufactures innovative solutions to optimize how we generate, move and consume energy. VIZIMAX helps its clients to better control, monitor and master their energy related equipment, resulting in major cost savings while making the most of their assets.
We look forward to being supporters of each of these companies as they continue to grow.