Tasktop Technologies' Growth in Integrating the Software Lifecycle Leads to Second Listing as 'Ready to Rocket' Company
Ready to Rocket recognizes top, private British Columbia companies poised for revenue growth
VANCOUVER, BC, March 21, 2013 – Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tools and a leader in Agile ALM integration and productivity today announced it has been named to Ready to Rocket’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) list for the second year in a row (www.readytorocket.com). The list is comprised of fast growing, private companies in the British Columbia, technology sector.
“Tasktop is committed to growing an industry-changing tech company in British Columbia,” said Mik Kersten, creator or Eclipse Mylyn and CEO of Tasktop. “Last year was great one for the company, and it’s fantastic to see our employees recognized by Ready to Rocket for their hard work as we plan for an even bigger 2013.”
Tasktop plays a vital role in the information technology industry. It solves a major challenge for enterprises who increasingly have to deliver software as a core activity of what they do through its tools and platforms that integrate the data flow between disparate people, processes and technologies. One of the hottest companies in the software development sector, it is self-funded and continues to grow organically. It currently has more than 50 employees working in offices in Vancouver, Austin, Texas and throughout Europe. Tasktop has received a variety of awards recognizing its success and innovation, including a spot on Ready to Rocket’s 2012 ICT list and a Technology Impact Award for Emerging Company of the Year in 2012 (www.bctia.org).
The Ready to Rocket lists require several months of detailed analysis. These unique, predictive compilations analyze trends and select companies positioned to exceed industry growth rates. Businesses on the 2012 ICT list saw a median growth rate of 50 percent, proving the research integrity. Aside from the ICT list, Ready to Rocket also compiles a Cleantech list and a Life Sciences list.
“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,” said Reg Nordman, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders. “Tasktop is an excellent example of the right technology for the right customers at the right time.”
The ICT list was revealed to more than 100 investors, government officials, lawyers and accountants at an event at the Library Square Conference Centre in Vancouver, BC on March 12, 2013.
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About Ready to Rocket
Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Each year, based on analysis of trends that will drive growth in the information technology sector, Rocket Builders identifies the top private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth. This selection methodology has been an accurate predictor of growth with "Ready to Rocket" companies exceeding the industry growth rate. Also, many of these companies raise investment capital and each year many of the profiled "Ready to Rocket' companies are acquired. (http://www.readytorocket.com).
About Tasktop Technologies
Tasktop Technologies aims to transform the productivity of software delivery by unifying Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and empowering developers with task-focused tools. Tasktop invented the task-focused interface and created the popular Eclipse Mylyn project, which transformed the developer’s IDE experience to center around ALM tool-based collaboration. Building on top of Mylyn, Tasktop has been unifying the ALM landscape with its broad ecosystem of ALM partnerships that connect disparate tools from leading Agile, enterprise ALM and open source offerings. Tasktop’s Task Federation™ technology builds on this ecosystem to unify heterogeneous ALM stacks by allowing developers, testers and managers to work within their best-of-breed tools of choice, while automatically maintaining traceability and visibility across ALM artifacts. The company’s Tasktop Sync provides the only real-time bidirectional and fully automated synchronization between ALM servers. Tasktop Dev is the developer-centric ALM interface for the Eclipse and Visual Studio IDEs, making it dramatically easier for developers to work and collaborate, while keeping ALM tools up-to-date with development activity. For more information visit http://tasktop.com