VANCOUVER, BC – Rocket Builders today released its sixteenth annual “Ready to Rocket” lists, naming ThisFish Inc. an “Emerging Rocket” among early stage tech startups with great potential for investment and market breakthroughs in the coming year. 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.
“Each year when we choose the Ready to Rocket companies, we are looking for those companies that have best matched technical innovation with market opportunity. ThisFish Inc. is an excellent example of the right technology for the right customers at the right time.” said Reg Nordman, Managing Partner, Rocket Builders.
ThisFish Inc. is an emerging leader in seafood traceability software that improves business efficiency and increases trust and transparency in global supply chains. The company has developed an innovative software-as-a-service solution to digitize all the traceability and production data in seafood plants and canneries using tablets and IoT technology. The software cuts costs and improves compliance to ensure seafood comes from legal, sustainable and socially responsible sources. ThisFish’s go-to-market strategy targets some of the world’s largest producers of canned tuna, along with the North American seafood processing sector.
“We identify companies that provide a strong value proposition in their target market. Our analysis of market trends led to our selection of ThisFish Inc. as an Emerging Rocket ICT company with potential to scale and grow.” said Dave Thomas, Senior Partner, Rocket Builders.
ThisFish Inc. is currently raising its first seed capital round and has already attracted some of Vancouver’s most well-respected angel, impact and institutional investors.
The annual 2018 “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 cover 4 different technology sectors including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Cleantech, Life Sciences and Digital Health. ThisFish Inc. was among 43 early stage ICT startups named to the Emerging Rockets list.
The “Ready to Rocket” lists are the only predictive lists of its kind in North America, requiring many months of sector and company analysis. The 2017 Ready to Rocket list for ICT performed extremely well. The median growth rate on that list was 50% growth, with 15 companies exceeding that growth rate and 8 exceeding 100% growth. The list as a whole represented the creation of over 408 jobs. Over 40% of companies on the list received new investment in 2017. The 2018 Ready to Rocket list for ICT features 39 companies and the 2018 Emerging Rocket list for ICT features 43 companies.
For more information, contact:
Eric Enno Tamm, CEO, ThisFish Inc.
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.http://www.readytorocket.com
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 350 organizations. http://www.rocketbuilders.com
About ThisFish Inc.
ThisFish Inc. is an emerging leader in seafood traceability software that improves business efficiency and increases trust and transparency in seafood supply chains. The Vancouver-based startup’s mission is to improve the social, environmental, and financial sustainability of the seafood industry. ThisFish’s software products are currently being used in Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.http://www.this.fish
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