Entrepreneurs Pick 10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch This Year

Four entrepreneurs of successful Canadian startups offered up a list of 10 tech companies to watch this year.

In a recent story published by CBC, HootSuite’s Ryan Holmes, FreshBooks’ Mike McDerment, Shopcaster’s Judy Sims, and Shopify’s Tobias Lutke revealed 2013’s Canadian tech companies worth watching.

1. Montreal’s Lightspeed, founded in 2005, sells software for Apple devices that retailers use to provide customer service and manage their business.

2. Vancouver’s Mobify, founded in 2007, developers responsive mobile-optimized websites for clients (including our own).

3. Moncton’s Clarity, founded in 2012, connects advice-seeking business people with advice-giving experts and mentors via phone.

4. Montreal’s Frank & Oak, founded in 2012, is an online men’s clothing company that both designs and manufacturers its own apparel.

5. Toronto’s Wave Accounting, founded in 2010, specializes in online accounting software and tools.

6. Toronto’s Polar Mobile, founded in 2007, crafts mobile products for media brands around the world.

7. Ottawa’s Chide.it is the creator of FluidSurveys, an online survey company with big-name customers.

8. Toronto’s ScribbleLive offers liveblogging software used by media companies.

9. Vancouver’s Thinkific, founded in 2012, is an education startup that developers online courses that can be taken on smartphones.

10. Toronto’s Eloqua, which went public in 2012, provided online marketing automation software. It was acquired by Oracle last year for $810 million.