At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based COO’ operating in the Mobile space. If you think a COO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
COO & Co Founder of Spare
Josh Andrews is the COO of Spare where they are creating the next wave of transit software that will help shift transit agencies into on-demand and autonomous vehicles. With current customers such as Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Toyota, and Mitsubishi, Spare is well on its way to being a major player in the on-demand world. Recently Spare raised $6M from the Mitsubishi corporation.
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About Spare: Our mission is to accelerate the shift to efficient and autonomous mobility
COO of Pela
Jeff Keen is the COO at Pela.
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About Pela: Pela is an creators of the world’s first compostable phone case
Co-Founder & COO of PayWith
Co-founder and developer of AXON, a transformation consultancy firm he eventually sold for $650M. Don is one of Vancouver’s top Angel investors and he excels at growing businesses from concept to thousands of employees in short periods of time.
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About PayWith: PayWith is a mobile application development firm that enables businesses to track data and run gifting, marketing, and loyalty campaigns.
Co-Founder & COO of RentMoola
Philipp co-founded RentMoola, one of North America’s leading fintech companies that is changing the landscape of paying rent all over the world. Solving the age-old problem that paying and collecting rent is a major hassle, RentMoola is an online global payment network that allows tenants and owners to pay rent and other payments by credit card, debit card, RM Direct Debit™ or RM Cash™ while earning rewards. It was recently voted as Canada’s best online business and was recognized as BC’s next crop of $1 billion anchor tech companies. Philipp is also an award winning marketer and a former brand leader for Mogo Technologies and Vancity. He has been involved in the Vancouver tech scene for over a decade and was part of the committee that brought the first Startup Weekend to Vancouver. He is also the founder of Grind For Kids, a program which has raised nearly $1 million for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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About Canadian Lenders Association, VoPay, Warranty Life, Zūm Rails: Pay rent with credit card, debit card & more. Get access to exclusive MoolaPerks!
Co-Founder, Board Member & Chief Operating Officer of Finn AI
Natalie Cartwright is a co-founder, board member, and chief operating officer at Finn AI.
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About Finn AI: Finn AI provides AI-powered conversational banking technology for personal banking and finance.
COO of Datenight Babysitting
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About Datenight Babysitting: Connecting Parents with Experienced, Local Babysitters
Co-Founder & COO of HeadCheck Health
Ms. Kerry Costello is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Operating Officer & Board Member at HeadCheck Health. She is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development, strategic planning and marketing for HeadCheck Health. She is a UBC MBA graduate and previously worked in product and marketing manager for a large BC-based insurance agency. She brings extensive operations and multi-unit management experience to HeadCheck Health from an international Fortune 500 company and a passion for the sport as a former athlete and current coach.
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About HeadCheck Health: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) concussion testing & compliance monitoring solution that works for any sports organization or clinic.
Chief Operating Officer of Hyperwallet
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About Hyperwallet: Hyperwallet provides growing organizations with a frictionless, transparent, and reliable way to send payments almost anywhere in the world.
Co-Founder and COO of Open Gaming Solutions
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About Kamloops, Open Gaming Solutions: Open Gaming Solutions is a B2B gaming software solutions provider.
Co-Founder & COO of Locopass
Andrew is a Co-Founder and COO at Locopass, Inc, a Vancouver based company established with the core mandate of democratizing emerging technologies. Previously of Shaw Media and Global Television, Andrew is a digital and broadcast executive, leader and strategist. His expertise lies within integrated marketing communications, brand integration and content monetization. He now applies the principals learned in his time within major Canadian media, to building effective monetization methods for mobile and digital technology companies. Recognizing that mobile and proximity marketing technologies are the future of media communication. Andrew made the transition from the broadcast media industry into mobile technologies with the understanding that these technologies deliver a level of contextual and location relevance never before achievable. Now actively focused on building the business strategies and revenue models necessary to monetize these technologies, Andrew is deeply involved in the development of tools too make this technology accessible to businesses of any scale.
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About Locopass: Locopass democratizes emerging technologies by removing inherent barriers to entry, and the simplifying processes of activation.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of ProSmart Enterprises Inc.
Ty Summach (@tysummach) is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of ProSmart Enterprises Inc. He’s a proud Canadian with a full head of hair and enjoys a couple cold ones on a sunny weekend patio with friends. Ty graduated (MBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is now his game after finally admitting he’s a terrible skater. He’s long off the tee, but can’t putt if his life depended on it. Email: [email protected] https://ca.linkedin.com/in/tysummach
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About ProSmart Enterprises Inc.: ProSmart Enterprises Inc. (TSX-V:PROS) is the parent company of Sportgo, a global online network connecting sports fans, teams and brands.
Chief Operating Officer of Yocale
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About Yocale: Yocale is a local appointment engine that brings consumers and businesses together in every neighbourhood.
Co-Founder & COO of Frandom
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About Frandom: Two people in the same room blindfolded