After 10 weeks of pitches, CEO interviews, and industry insights from its hosts, season two of The Disruptors has come to a close. Last night’s show not only named the season’s top disruptor, but took a look at honourable mentions for great companies that have been featured on the show.
Flixel, Varden Labs, Rover, Dream Payments, Ritual, Rubikloud, UHWK, and Jiffy on Demand were all named as strong runner-ups, but in the end, the top disruptor was Bridgit, which won for its deficiency management tool for construction sites. “It’s really easy to see why this one got high marks across the board,” said co-host Amber Kanwar. “Impact: you’re talking about millions of dollars saved by being more efficient when you’re building projects. Scope: construction is literally everywhere. And originality, it’s huge.”
Disruptors co-host Bruce Croxon had the chance to catch up with Bridgit co-founder Mallorie Brodie, who was still in San Francisco after taking the top prize at Google’s Demo Day. He asked how the company has expanded so far, and what the plans are for the future.
“Since September we’ve been focusing our outbound sales on New York City; in the past couple of months we’ve been securing exciting projects there, like large-scale, luxury residential projects,” said Brodie. “It’s been going well.”
Brodie noted that the company is looking to raise its Series A in late 2016 or early 2017. “There’s definitely still some areas of the business that we’re proving right now and how we can actually scale this to the next step, and then the series A will be to go big.”
Croxon closed off the season with excitement, as he expressed that the companies on the show exemplified the potential of Canadian startups for the world stage. “I’m so excited about The Disruptors and what we’re doing here on The Disruptors, but we are getting some unbelievable Canadian entrepreneurs that are killing it on a world stage. We can really hold our own in the world.”
Watch Bridgit’s interview below:
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