Jobber, has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest-growing technology companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, as well as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Canada by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50.
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 is a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America, while Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 identifies Canada’s top 50 fastest-growing technology companies.
It’s been nine years since University of Alberta graduates Sam Pillar and Forrest Zeisler started technology firm, Jobber after meeting in an Edmonton coffee shop. Together, they built a business management platform for small home service businesses, like electricians, plumbers and landscapers, that continues to scale rapidly.
In fact, this is the second year in a row they’ve been featured in Deloitte’s Fast 500 list. The recipients are chosen based on both the percentage revenue growth over a four-year period as well as the development of proprietary intellectual property.
The extent to which Jobber has grown is truly impressive. Today, the software company has 220 employees and 90,000 users in 47 countries. Platform users do $6 billion worth of business every year and Jobber now gains more customers in a month than the company had in the first four years of business – but co-founder and CEO, Sam hasn’t lost sight of what makes this growth possible.
“That’s $6-billion worth of lawns mowed and sinks fixed, and roofs repaired, and apartments cleaned,” Sam says. “And there are millions and millions of these small businesses in North America alone, so it’s still early days for us.”
Sam didn’t grow up in Edmonton. Originally from BC’s lower mainland he chose the University of Alberta as the place to pursue his education in computer science and commerce. Since then, he decided to remain in Edmonton and has no plans to relocate anytime soon.
Sam says that being located in the Edmonton region, gives Jobber a competitive advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining the amount of skilled talent they’ve needed to support their growth.
“In other major tech hubs, talent is expensive and retention is really difficult,” says Sam. “It’s a frustrating environment for fledgling companies. I think it would have been a lot more difficult to get the momentum we developed early on if we weren’t in Edmonton. Today, Edmonton is a city of over a million people, with a really big university and a couple of colleges. The quality of the talent that comes out of these institutions is high.”
Earlier this year, Jobber was also named as one of the top five fastest-growing software companies on the 2020 Canadian Business Growth List, and the #1 fastest-growing software company in its revenue category by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.
To learn more about Jobber, visit www.getjobber.com.