Data collection firm also recognized on the Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ list
(Toronto, ON) November 13, 2015 – AskingCanadians, one of Canada’s leading online data collection companies, has ranked among the fastest-growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards program for the second consecutive year.
Founded 18 years ago, the Fast 50 program celebrates leaders in the Canadian technology industry by recognizing companies with the highest percentage revenue growth over four years. AskingCanadians ranked 23rd on this year’s list with a 390 per cent increase in revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.
“Fast 50 companies are innovators that transform great ideas into stunning realities,” said Robert Nardi, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Managing Partner for Deloitte Canada. “Their passion and determination makes them all inspiring success stories. They are vital to the Canadian technology sector.”
The Fast 50 program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative with winners automatically eligible for this prestigious ranking. AskingCanadians placed 196 in the Fast 500™ program, which ranks the 500 fastest-growing companies throughout North America in the technology, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy technology sectors.
“We are extremely proud to be included on these elite lists for the second year in a row,” said Raj Manocha, Executive Vice President of AskingCanadians. “These awards are great recognition for our team and they confirm that AskingCanadians is moving in the right direction as we continue to grow the company and invest in new products and services to better meet the needs of our clients.”
Following a strong year in 2014, AskingCanadians has continued to experience double-digit growth throughout 2015 and is looking forward to the addition of new panel partners, the launch of innovative products and platforms, and the continued recruitment of new team members in the coming months.
Qualifying companies in the Fast 50 program must have headquarters in Canada, have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
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, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than four years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, OMERS Ventures and Vistara Capital Partners. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, 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 2011 to 2014.
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 or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years, and be headquartered within North America.
AskingCanadians, a Delvinia company, is an online data collection firm with access to a research community of 600,000 Canadians who have opted-in to participate in online surveys that significantly influence today’s leading brands. Established in 2005, AskingCanadians owns and manages the AskingCanadians online research community and its French counterpart Qu’en pensez vous. AskingCanadians is dedicated to enabling market researchers to quickly gather and deliver high quality information from Canadian consumers. AskingCanadians and Qu’en pensez vous are built through incentive partnerships with Aeroplan, Hudson’s Bay Rewards, Walmart, PETRO-POINTS, the Pure rewards program and VIA Preference. The result is an average response rate that eclipses the industry. For more information, please visit corporate.askingcanadians.com.