We are honoured to be named in the 2021 Ready to Rocket list amongst some of British Columbia’s inspiring technology companies in the Digital Health space. In spite of the interesting turn that 2020 took, we are pleased that Curatio was able to step in with our digital technology health platform to help foster peer-to-peer social connection amongst those undergoing health challenges and facing loneliness and isolation during these unprecedented times.
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2021 Ready to Rocket lists Announced to Profile Growth Companies in B.C.’s Technology Sectors
Rocket Builders Names Top Technology Companies To the “Ready to Rocket” lists for 19th Consecutive Year to Highlight Companies with Highest Growth Potential
VANCOUVER, BC – March 24, 2021 Rocket Builders today released its nineteenth (19th) annual “Ready to Rocket” lists. These lists profile British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers. Rocket Builders also released results from its 2020 lists, with strong revenue growth across all sectors. As is typical with this list, companies profiled tend to attract investment, partnerships and even get acquired. Last year, more than half received investment.
The annual 2021 “Ready to Rocket” lists provide accurate predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. This year the lists feature 213 companies across 5 different technology sectors:
● Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
● Cleantech (CT)
● Life Science (LS)
● Digital Health (DH)
● Agri-Food (AF)
The “Ready to Rocket” lists are the only predictive lists of its kind in North America, requiring many months of sector and company analysis.
“Over the 19 years of the program, the B.C. technology sector has steadily grown each year, and presents a growing challenge to select and identify the most likely to succeed for our Ready to Rocket lists.” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “In recent years, a startup economy has blossomed yielding a rich field of companies for our consideration, with over 600 companies reviewed to make our selections of 213 winners. Our Emerging Rocket lists enables us to profile those earlier stage companies that are well positioned for investment.”
It has also been a difficult year for some BC based technology companies. Many have been impacted by COVID and 47% found that their market slowed due to COVID. However, 24% of those companies still experienced greater than 100% growth.
2020 was the fourth year for the Digital Health sector list, and it continues to show growth. With over 220 jobs created, it was an interesting year for a developing sector. Some companies accelerated quickly with telehealth solutions while others found the year more challenging. Although none of this sector’s companies have graduated or exited, there are indications that the coming years will continue to see a growth for this sector due to the pandemic.
“2020 was an uneven year for Digital Health in British Columbia as there was significant job creation and with some breakthrough companies.” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “In the current pandemic crisis, we are seeing a real acceleration in interest in all areas of digital health. In particular, telehealth is observing exponential growth.”
For details on the “Ready to Rocket” lists, please visit 2021 Ready to Rocket Lists.
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About the Rocket Recognition Program
The Rocket Recognition Program features two branded lists of companies. The “Ready to Rocket” list profiles information technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth in the coming year. The “Emerging Rockets” list profiles technology companies from multiple technology sectors with great potential for investment and market breakthroughs in the coming year. Both lists are predictive of future success making them unique in approach and unique in value for our business audience. “Ready to Rocket” and “Emerging Rockets: are trademarks of Rocket Builders, a respected management consulting firm servicing the technology industry.
2021 Ready to Rocket
About Rocket Builders
Rocket Builders is a management consulting firm providing sales and marketing services. With a focus on helping technology companies to grow and prosper, Rocket Builders has a proven track record of success with its clients. Since 2000, we have been engaged in market research, market planning, business development initiatives, strategic selling, and product launches for over 500 organizations.