Giatec Scientific leads Ottawa firms on Globe and Mail list of top-growing companies


The accolades just keep pouring in for an Ottawa-based concrete sensor developer that is the region’s highest-ranked firm in the Globe and Mail’s inaugural list of Canada’s top-growing companies.

Giatec Scientific ​– which helps contractors measure the quality of concrete during construction and over the lifespan of a building by embedding sensors in concrete as it is poured ​– placed 74th on the newspaper’s top 400 list of the country’s fastest-growing firms with three-year revenue growth of 705 per cent.

The recognition from the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business continues a September to remember for Giatec, which also landed on Canadian Business magazine’s Growth 500 list of fastest-growing companies earlier this month. Co-founder Pouria Ghods stopped by Techopia Live last week to talk about what’s being the company’s rapid growth.

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Giatec was one of 16 firms in the National Capital Region to make the ROB’s list. Coming in at No. 2 in the local rankings was e-commerce powerhouse Shopify, which posted three-year growth of 423 per cent. It was one of just three companies with annual revenues of more than $1 billion to crack the top 400 in the national rankings.

Not surprisingly, tech firms dominated the contingent of locally based firms. But the list of pace-setters from the region also included companies such as NewFound Recruiting, which came in at No. 131 with three-year growth of 295 per cent, Gatineau-based Regional Fence (No. 154, 235 per cent) and D-Squared Construction, which ranked 302nd (90 per cent).

Here is the full list of Ottawa-Gatineau firms on the Report on Business ranking of Canada’s top-growing companies:

74. Giatec Scientific (705%)

98. Shopify (423%)

131. NewFound Recruiting (295%)

132. HostedBizz (291%)

149. (244%)

153. Napkyn Analytics (236%)

154. Regional Fence (235%)

206. Martello Technologies (165%)

216. Thermal Energy International (156%)

239. InGenius Software (136%)

283. OrthoCanada (103%)

299. The Mortgage Advisors (92%)

302. D-Squared Construction (90%)

305. RBR Ltd. (89%)

360. Avaleris (59%)

363. DLS Technologies (59%)

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