Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2022
OBJ’s 2022 Fastest Growing Companies with half of the top 10 having four-digit revenue growth during the pandemic.
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OBJ’s 2022 Fastest Growing Companies with half of the top 10 having four-digit revenue growth during the pandemic.
GoFor Delivers places top three for Ottawa Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies with a three year revenue growth of 1,382 percent.
North America’s leading renewable delivery™ company, gofor, today unveiled its new brand, new mission, and new philosophy. Best summed up by their new mantra, ‘deliver better’, gofor remains committed to providing the kind of customer centric service they have been known for, and do it carbon free, through carbon offsets and its growing fleet of electric delivery vehicles.
After leading their ventures to new heights despite the pandemic, the founders of some of Ottawa’s top performing companies took time out to kick back, relax and celebrate their accomplishments this week. gofor won the top 3 spot for fastest growing companies in Ottawa, Canada.
On Thursday, sustainable last mile delivery provider gofor partnered with San Diego based PI Energy to pilot a solution that would allow EVs to be charged using sunlight. gofor will literally wrap its vehicles in solar panels to turn anywhere under the sun into a charging station.
Leading the charge is GoFor Industries, Inc., (gofor), a North American leading sustainable delivery company committed to carbon neutral last-mile services. In an effort to further enhance its electric delivery vehicles and services, gofor has entered into an agreement with PI Energy.
GoFor gets $20M for on-demand last-mile delivery.
We’re so honored to announce that our Co-Founder, Brad Rollo, has won the 2022 Ottawa Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year Award!
GoFor, North America’s leading sustainable delivery company committed to carbon-negative last mile services, and Odin Automotive announce today a preferred partnership to deploy Odin’s electric delivery vehicle ecosystem in the US and Canada starting in Q2 of 2022.
More than 300 businesses across 51 industries and 29 countries have now joined The Climate Pledge and committed to pursue ambitious carbon-reduction activities across their business operations and supply chains.
GoFor, North America’s only Renewable Delivery™ marketplace for same-day, last mile deliveries of big and bulky items, has announced the appointment of Dillon McDonald to the role of President.
As Nick Quain sees it, anyone who wants to map the future of Ottawa technology must follow the flow of venture capital into the city since early 2021.
Our GoForce hearts ache as we announce that our dear friend, beloved colleague, and brilliant Co-Founder, Brad Rollo, passed away on December 24, 2021.
An increasing number of companies are offering options to offset the carbon footprint of a delivery.
Ship has Sailed for Last Minute Holiday Orders from Asia into U.S.
For more than a year, companies have been racing to lease more and more warehouse space across the U.S. as they build out their logistical supply networks in the face of surging e-commerce demand.
Ranking based on GoFor’s verified three-year revenue growth of 3,744% as a provider in sustainable last mile delivery services
Ottawa-based last-mile logistics platform GoFor just keeps delivering when it comes to racking up industry accolades in 2021.
The freight industry is in the midst of a paradox. Customers want more goods shipped faster than ever before, but they also want shipping methods that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The problem is that there’s often a trade-off between those demands.
GoFor, North America’s leading marketplace for same-day last mile delivery of big and bulky items, today launched a last mile strategy called Renewable Delivery™.
Just weeks after bringing a new chief executive on board to lead its scaleup push, Ottawa-based last-mile logistics firm GoFor is adding more bench strength to its C-suite as it stakes out territory in what it calls the “final frontier” of the shipping industry.
GoFor Announces New Additions to Executive Team with Appointment of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Analytics & Development Officer
Stefan Krause Elected to Chairman of GoFor’s Board of Directors. Veteran CFO, Entrepreneur and SPAC leader will help steer company’s growth and renewable delivery strategy
While taking business from some gig platforms, FedEx’s subsidiary ShopRunner is creating gigs for at least one.
Quick delivery also means focusing on making the last mile as Earth-friendly as possible.
In this episode of Construction Pals, we interview Brad Rollo from GoFor Delivers. Brad’s company is a construction material delivery company that is driven by new, novel technologies to best benefit consumers.
GoFor, North America’s leading marketplace for last mile, on-demand and same-day delivery and logistics, today announced a partnership with Bringg, the leading delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider, to form a global partnership that will increase delivery capacity, coverage and customer experience at scale.
Online retail sales in the U.S. may have broken new records during Amazon’s Prime Day, while Amazon said the shopping holiday was the biggest two-day period ever for its third party sellers.
If you offer an omnichannel experience to your customers, you have 91% higher chances of increasing your customer retention. When it comes to understanding omnichannel customer experience, Amazon Prime Day is a great example.
Leading last mile delivery and logistics company expands executive team with strong last mile sustainability expertise supporting GoFor’s new EV-focused market strategy
The founder of a rapidly growing Ottawa firm that’s become a leader in the last-mile delivery space has stepped aside as chief executive after battling cancer for the past year.
GoFor, which has been rapidly scaling its business and branching out with new technology pilots to meet the demands of modern shippers, has a new leader. Founder and CEO Brad Rollo has stepped aside and Ian Gardner, founder and CEO of Royale EV, takes over as CEO.
GoFor’s Founder Brad Rollo to Become Chief Strategy Officer
Failed deliveries have a powerful effect on customer experience. Here’s how to improve last-mile delivery and increase overall customer satisfaction.
Even after continued growth in the e-commerce sector prior to 2020, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic pushed e-commerce dramatically forward in a short period of time just out of sheer necessity in a way never seen before.
Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade present the top-10 Fastest Growing Companies, as determined by three-year average revenue growth.
E-commerce sales dramatically increased in 2020 due to the pandemic — up nearly one-third from 2019 to reach an estimated $791.7 billion. Despite the challenging times, customer expectations for delivery remain higher than ever: they expect shipping to be fast, convenient, sustainable, and paired with real-time updates.
Adding to its on-demand, same-day, last mile delivery and logistics offerings, GoFor enables businesses to deliver directly to consumers with extra ease and convenience
Brad Rollo, CEO of GoFor Delivers, is interviewed by Mark Spence Business Podcast. In the podcast, they discuss everything from how he started in the construction and technology world to building a start-up company that has seen incredible growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic created a situation where customers had little choice but to shop online, which caused a number of mission-critical challenges for retailers.
Leaders at Aurora Aerial and GoFor discuss their partnership and how drones have the potential to speed up last-mile delivery while reducing emissions and providing a high-quality customer experience.
Brad Rollo, CEO interviewed by Mark Mitchell of Building Materials Sales & Marketing Podcast discussing the benefits of outsourcing jobsite deliveries as a way to create a better customer experience, lower costs and much more!
As alternative fuel sources grow market share, the commercial vehicle sector is most likely to experience initial growth. This is true in part because of the ability to maintain more controlled growth and serve as a proving ground, with several delivery providers becoming early adopters.
GoFor executive discusses the driving forces behind the growing commitment to EVs within the commercial space.
Each year, OBJ recognizes the region’s rapidly growing firms with its Fastest Growing Companies awards. The aim is to honour the city’s top performers for substantial, sustainable and profitable growth.
Landlord Oxford Properties announced this week that it is launching same-day delivery from its shopping centres in an effort to gain consumer market share amid a changing world and the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ‘ShipNow’ initiative launches initially at the Square One shopping centre in Mississauga and will be rolled out to other Oxford-managed shopping centres in Canada in due course.
More than 56 million Americans freelanced last year, according to the Freelancers Union. With the increasing amount of workers turning to part-time, freelance, and contract work for a variety of reasons, a growing number of businesses are now based on the gig economy model.
Oxford Properties Group (‘Oxford’), a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder, has announced a partnership with GoFor Industries to offer ShipNow, a same-day delivery service that will ship goods from Square One’s retailers to almost one million customers in the shopping centre’s catchment area. GoFor is North America’s leading marketplace for last mile, on demand and same-day delivery via crowdsourced fleets and drivers. The ShipNow from Square One service is available to all Square One shopping centre retailers to fulfill online, in-store or phone orders from the store to the local trade area with unrivalled speed.
In 2010, before Lyft was Lyft, before Doordash existed at all, before Wayfair went public, Divya Demato ran supply chain operations for One Kings Lane, then a flash deal site riding what turned out to be a short-lived e-commerce boom.
On-Demand, Same-Day Delivery Experts, GoFor, Launches “Shop Local” Program in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, Offering 5 Free Deliveries to Support Local BusinessesOn-Demand, Same-Day Delivery Experts, GoFor, Launches “Shop Local” Program in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, Offering 5 Free Deliveries to Support Local Businesses
In a year that challenged local entrepreneurs like no other in recent memory, Ottawa’s business community showed what it’s truly made of in 2020.
As e-commerce packages zip across the country from warehouse to doorstep, the number of emissions continue to grow. The king of the genre, Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Jeff Bezos, claims that e-commerce is more environmentally friendly than in-store shopping.
With the rise in online shopping, businesses continuously seek ways to improve their supply chains. A significant component in the shipping and logistics of a company is its last-mile delivery process.
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-March from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on Amazon advertising, shipping rates, live-streaming, drone deliveries, fraud mitigation, and chatbots.
Delivery and logistics company GoFor Industries is now working with remotely piloted aircraft developer Aurora Aerial to advance last-mile drone delivery.
We just got to know Brad Rollo CEO, GoForDelivers. Hear how his team evolved from the Bayview Yards Pre Accelerator Program, landing recent Series A Funding.
The Building Materials industry should leverage “delivery” and use it as a competitive advantage. How are you dealing with the challenges around job-site and hot-shot deliveries in your business?
Brad Rollo is the CEO and Co-Founder of GoFor an Ottawa-based company that helps North American businesses of all sizes get their products into the hands of customers faster. GoFor delivers any package — no matter the size — locally within three hours.
On-Demand, Same-Day Delivery Experts, GoFor, Launches “Shop Local” Program in Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, San Jose, CA, and San Francisco, CA, Offering 5 Free Deliveries to Support Local Businesses
Bringing speed and efficiency to the emerging world of alternative last mile delivery technologies, GoFor and Aurora will leverage drones to exceed customer expectations
GoFor Industries, already committing to helping its contractors deploy electric vehicles over the next few years, will now enter a pilot program with Aurora Aerial to test drone delivery in Canada before rolling it out to other markets, including those in the United States.
Real-estate technology, already booming with record fundraising before the pandemic, has been brought to center stage — and a fresh crop of proptech startups are ready for their star turn.
Leading last mile delivery and logistics company experienced 656% year-over year growth and forecasts transformational progress in the next year
Together, GoFor Industries and QuoteToMe Bring Digital Processes and Stunning Efficiencies to an Industry Long Anchored in a Pre-Digital World
Ottawa, Canada-based logistics marketplace GoFor Industries has rolled out a “Shop Local” initiative in Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland, according to a Wednesday (Feb. 24) announcement.
On-Demand, Same-Day Delivery Experts, GoFor, Launches “Shop Local” Program in Baltimore MD, Charlotte NC, Memphis and Nashville TN and Washington DC, Offering 5 Free Deliveries to Support Local Businesses
Jeff Bezos has become the king of e-commerce, with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) accounting for anywhere from 35% to 48% of online sales, depending on the source of the information. Moving all those packages results in a significant environmental impact, although Bezos believes e-commerce is actually more environmentally friendly than in-store shopping.
Read about the new partnership between GoFor and QuoteToMe.
GoFor Chief Logistics Officer comments on Peloton’s supply chain in article for Modern Retail
How to unlock retail success in 2021
The coronavirus pandemic exposed a fatal flaw in the delivery industry that existed long before the hampered vaccine rollout: an inability to scale fleets quickly and affordably during demand surges.
GoFor, a last mile, on-demand delivery provider, recently announced a strategic partnership with electric vehicle Fleet-as-a-Service provider, Royale EV.
The future is electric, and GoFor is leading the charge with Royale EV. Electrified fleets will ensure same-day delivery is fast, safe and eco-friendly.
Success dependent on incentives, vehicle type and duty cycle. Read more on Freightwaves.com.
As mentioned in Fortune, GoFor Industries, a Canadian on-demand and same-day delivery company, raised $20 million ($15.7 million) in Series A funding.