January 26th 2010

Rocket Builders Names Top 25 Technology Companies to the 2010 ‘Ready to Rocket 25’ List

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Rocket Builders Names Top 25 Technology Companies to
the 2010 ‘Ready to Rocket 25’ List

Annual list highlights technology trends and those private BC companies
positioned for high growth potential in 2010
VANCOUVER, BC – January 26, 2010 –
Rocket Builders today released its eighth annual ‘Ready to Rocket 25’ list
naming 25 privately held BC companies that are best positioned
to capitalize on the 2010 technology sector trends that will lead them to
faster growth than their peers.
The annual ‘Ready to Rocket 25’ list provides accurate predictions of
companies that will likely experience significant revenue growth, venture
capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The
‘Ready to Rocket 25’ list is the only predictive list of its kind in North
The Ready to Rocket list is viewed by investors from around the world.
According to Kevin Cable, an Executive Vice President with Seattle-based
Cascadia Capital, “When a BC company hits my radar I check to see if they
are on the Ready to Rocket list. It helps me understand if they are a
company I should get to know
There are 19 companies on the 2010 list that repeat as “Ready to Rocket”
recipients. The 6 new companies to appear on the “Ready to Rocket” list
• MetroLeap Media
• Axia Software Corporation
• Clevest Solutions Inc
• Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems (AERS)
• Conasys Consumer Assurance Systems Inc
• Pulse Energy, Inc
Each year, Rocket Builders does many man months of investigation into
market trends and companies to refine its selection criteria. For 2010, much
attention was spent on identifying industry sectors where the economy will
recover more quickly while also identifying solutions where customer
demand is more urgent.
In the past we have observed how trends like Software-as-a-Service or
new wireless technologies like the BlackBerry had driven growth of B.C.
said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders.
For the coming year, we are predicting a big impact for Smart Grid
technology. We’ve already observed increased Venture Capital interest,
including a recent large financing of B.C.’s Tantalus Systems.

MetroLeap, Axia, Clevest and AERS are past recipients of “Emerging
Rocket” recognition, a list that identifies pre-growth companies with high
likelihood of acquiring investment and customers to position themselves
for future selection as “Ready to Rocket” companies.
Today, Rocket Builders is also publishing its 2010 lists of “Emerging
Rockets” and highlights companies across 4 areas of technology:
• BioTech & HealthTech
• CleanTech
• Information Technology and Communications (ICT)
• Internet, Wireless and New Media
According to Dave Thomas, Senior Partner at Rocket Builders, “B.C. has
strong clusters of emerging technology companies that are attractive to
investors. At this year’s Canadian Financing Forum in Vancouver later this
week, attendees have indicated increased interest in early stage investing
in B.C. companies
Ready to Rocket 2010 List

  • Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems www.researchadvanced.com
  • Antarctica Digital Marketing Ltd. www.antarcticadigital.com
  • Aquatic Informatics Inc. www.aquaticinformatics.com
  • Avigilon Corporation www.avigilon.com
  • Axia Software Corporation www.axiasolutions.com
  • Bycast Inc. www.bycast.com
  • Carbonetworks Corporation www.carbonetworks.com
  • Clevest Solutions Inc www.clevest.com
  • Colligo Networks Inc. www.colligo.com
  • Conasys Consumer Assurance Systems Inc www.conasysinc.com
  • Contigo Systems Inc. www.contigo.com
  • Digital Payment Technologies www.digitalpaytech.com
  • Fit Brains (Vivity Labs Inc) www.fitbrains.com
  • GenoLogics Life Science Software Inc. www.genologics.com
  • Guard RFID Solutions www.guardrfid.com
  • In Motion Technology Inc.www.inmotiontechnology.com
  • Inetco Systems Ltd.www.inetco.com
  • MetroLeap Media www.metroleap.com
  • Pulse Energy, Inc www.pulseenergy.com
  • RX Networks Inc. www.rxnetworks.com
  • Sempa Power Systems Ltd. www.sempapower.com
  • Tantalus Systems Corporation www.tantalus.com
  • TenDigits Software Inc. www.tendigits.com
  • Teradici Corporation www.teradici.com
  • Vivonet Inc www.vivonet.com

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