Fast and furious Thinking Capital has just been ranked one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 18th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards.
The awards, says Deloitte, are given for companies for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth.
Thinking Capital claims to be Canada’s leader in alternative financing for small-and-medium-sized businesses.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 tracks and celebrates the successful growth of Canadian-grown leaders, and augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative.
Thinking Capital’s CEO Jeff Mitelman was obviously delighted with the award: “As pioneers and innovators in Canada’s financial technology and alternative lending space, we have always pushed our technology to the limits to allow Canadian SMBs to access capital more quickly and easily, making us an ideal lender for business owners.”
Deloitte’s joined in with the back-slapping. Their Canadian managing partner for Technology Media and Telecommunications Robert Nardi trilled: “Fast 50 companies are innovators that transform great ideas into stunning realities. Their passion and determination makes them all inspiring success stories. They are vital to the Canadian technology sector.”
For those companies who fancy joining the elite 50, it’s easy. This is all you have to do: have been in business for at least four years; have sales over $5m; be based in Canada; own a proprietary technology; conduct research and have development activities in Canada; and, invest a minimum of 5% of gross revenues in research and develop. Nothing to it!