The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced today that Lightspeed has been named CIX’s 2019 Innovator of the Year.
Headquartered in Montréal, Lightspeed POS provides an easy-to-use, omni-channel commerce-enabling platform.
On March 8, Lightspeed POS went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange and shares closed 20 per cent higher, making it the most successful initial public offering by a Canadian technology company in almost a decade. The surge pushed Lightspeed’s market value to about $1.7 billion.
The Company’s software platform provides its customers with the critical functionalities they need to engage with consumers, manage their operations, accept payments, and grow their business.
Lightspeed operates globally in approximately 100 countries, empowering single- and multi-location small- and medium-sized businesses to compete successfully in an omni-channel market environment by engaging with consumers across online, mobile, social, and physical channels.
Founded in 2005, the Company has grown to over 800 employees, with global offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
In its 12th year, CIX is Canada’s premier investment conference destination where tech investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and facilitators converge. At CIX, leaders learn, network, and connect to accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas that drive economic growth. CIX takes place October 16-17th in downtown Toronto.