Feature Article: B.C.’s Copperleaf Excels in Record-smashing Year for Canadian Tech with Strategy Tips from CEO’s Granny
CEO Judi Hess was recently interviewed by Sean Silcoff, technology reporter for the Globe and Mail about Copperleaf’s record-breaking year. Having attained one of 2021’s most successful Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) tech IPOs, Copperleaf cemented its unicorn status with a valuation of over US$1 billion.
In this article, Judi talks about the company’s early challenges and its plans to invest in the business and conquer the market—as well as the lessons she learned from watching her grandmother play Monopoly.
As the only woman-led tech company to go public on the TSX last year, Judi shares why she believes investors should put more faith in female-led tech startups:
I think women can do anything. I hope that [through Copperleaf’s example of a successful IPO] . . . investors will believe that they can take those chances to invest in a great woman leader.
Thanos Moschopoulos and David Wismer of BMO Capital Markets, and Maria Pacella, Pender Ventures managing partner, weigh in on why a company built on old-fashioned fundamentals made for such a successful IPO.
The Globe and Mail also interviewed Jacob Isherwood, Head of Data for National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT), a Copperleaf client since 2018. He describes how Copperleaf’s products help NGGT make “the right investments in our assets at the right time,” and provide evidence for investment to its regulator.
Amos Michelson, Copperleaf’s chairman, closes out the article by highlighting the tremendous growth opportunities in the company’s future.
Read The Globe and Mail’s full article here.