Canadian Business names ThoughtExchange one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

The innovative crowdsourcing software platform was ranked #132 on the definitive Growth 500 list, thanks to 744% revenue growth in the past five years. 

Every year, Canadian Business and Maclean’s releases their list of Growth 500 companies. By their description, “The winners of the 31st annual Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are the most ambitious, innovative and successful businesses in Canada.”

We’re equal parts excited and honored to be featured on the 2019 list. Being among software greats such as Shopify and Unbounce is pretty darn cool. There are too many people to list that would need to be thanked for helping make this possible.

“It’s just awesome to grow a company here in Canada that’s bringing people together to solve problems in all sorts of sectors around the world,” says Dave MacLeod, ThoughtExchange CEO. “With social media dividing people and enabling the loudest voices, I’m really proud of how we’re part of a crowdsourcing movement that’s helping people learn from one another and uncover common ground in real-time.”

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation, and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “It’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurialism is healthier than ever in this country.”

So, what fuels a rocket ship at this trajectory and velocity? We believe what serves as the fuel also serves as a reaffirmation of our company’s core values: the ability to quickly crowdsource different perspectives and act accordingly is becoming a driver of success for companies who understand that–regardless of title, tenure, race, rank, or gender–a good idea’s a good idea.

Call it an idea or a movement, it’s rapidly catching on, with new clients joining our community every day. Our diverse customer base ranges from large enterprises to school boards to scrappy startups who believe that the inclusion of their people will be the key to their success, and exclusion will be their downfall.

ThoughtExchange will be profiled along with the other winners in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s Magazine, and online at and