Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest

Matidor

Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest


The energy and environmental sector are plagued with ineffective and siloed legacy software like spreadsheets and complicated mapping tools that often result in collaboration and visibility challenges between consultants, project managers, and field workers. Matidor eliminates collaboration and visibility challenges by consolidating all key project information on one intuitive, map-based dashboard, with real-time updates that can be shared between multiple parties. With Matidor, all stakeholders can drill down to a specific location with user-friendly GIS tools and key data such as budgets, tasks, and files, making it easy for non-technical users to update and share geospatial information along with critical project details. Our intuitive reporting provides them with peace of mind, with regular deadline reminders and notifications of critical events. Lastly, the ability to share project data and standardize workflows for vendors using our platform facilitates better decision-making and ensures that all projects result in a better environmental footprint and cleaner resource extraction.


18 Employees

In Business Since 2019

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Best Innovation


What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?

It all started with Vincent's past experiences working as a technical lead at Google Earth along with his time as a product manager at Dassault Systeme's mining division. During his times there, he has seen firsthand that the lack of collaboration between consultants with the archaic software tools and processes can lead to serious issues both from an operational and financial perspective. Energy exploration companies along with environmental consultants were constantly plagued with visibility and lack of collaboration over their projects in the field and conventional tools like spreadsheets often left people with missed deadlines, billions of dollars each year on liabilities, and cost overruns. The underlying effect from the lack of effectiveness with managing field projects leads to delays in environmental cleanups and lack of operational efficiencies that could cost millions of dollars for companies in this sector. We started out Matidor to tackle this fundamental problem by offering a way for multiple users to collaborate, share and update geospatial information and critical project status in real-time achieving better operational efficiency and reducing unnecessary travel time to the field. When COVID hit last year a lot of our clients were faced with dire uncertainties due to the decreasing demand for oil and gas causing a lot of energy exploration companies forced to shut down or reassess their spendings. We had to overcome this challenge by shifting our focus towards partnering up with environmental consultants who are leveraging government-backed grants to help with environmental cleanup for decommissioning suspended oil wells across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Through our paid clients and partner network it has been a recurring problem where sharing data is cumbersome and still for many companies, managing field projects with a lot of moving parts is a challenge: the process of accessing tabular and spatial information requires too many steps and involves too many people, making it frustrating, slow and costly. Even when the oil and gas industry has taken a hit from COVID, the environmental efforts for E&Ps must still go on as this attributes to our environmental responsibility at the end of the day so our goal was to help these environmental companies achieve better results both in the field and with their clients to help them become more sustainable during this unprecedented times.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?

Matidor has proven its resourcefulness and tactfulness during an unprecedented time last year with COVID-19 and its effect on the energy sector. Not only were we able to adapt to a changing market landscape but we were also able to recognize new innovative opportunities by offering our platform's core functions to help build a pandemic predictive monitoring platform with partners such as Unity and MNP. From this, we managed to foster and build great partnership opportunities that would also help us become more sector agnostic and tackle operational, visualization, and collaboration challenges in not just the energy and environmental sector but across many. Last year has been a challenging year and we have been faced with many adversities from a decrease in market demand with our target audience to losing potential deals at the beginning of last year. But we managed to look for innovative ways during this time through partnerships as well as challenged ourselves to build better integrations to enable us to grow last year from a five-member team to a headcount of 19 now. Last year in September, we also finished a tough competition coming in 2nd place at the highly acclaimed TechCrunch Startup Battlefield out of 1000 applicants virtually where we managed to demonstrate our cutting edge geospatial technology representing Vancouver on a world stage this year. After the competition, we managed to grab interest and start conversations with many key industry players in the energy space to develop better methods to integrate with sensors and real-time data gathering to enable better operational efficiencies within their teams. (https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/14/matidor-is-building-an-all-in-one-geospatial-project-collaboration-platform/) We were constantly pushed to think outside of the box and through our paid clients, partners, and supporters I definitely believe we have proven ourselves to sustain and thrive through constant innovation.

Best Youth Entrepreneur


What motivated you to start your business and what is your vision for the future of your company?

I was finishing up with my first startup in the mobile VR space after landing the company in Shanghai through a cross border accelerator program and decided to come back to Vancouver to pursue my next venture. I had known Vincent for a while from my first startup and after leaving both of our previous companies around the same in 2018 we decided to get together and see if we can do something great together. During our initial conversation, Vincent had this brilliant idea to help better manage location-based projects for the environmental sector using an intuitive map-based platform that is outside the conventional GIS tool. His previous experiences working on geospatial applications made me realize we were onto something here. I took up the opportunity to work with Vincent as I believed in his vision and at the time it was a problem in the market where field projects in the environment and energy space were still being managed using spreadsheets and archaic legacy software.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Youth Entrepreneur award?

Through my years in sales, business development, and starting my third company now I have realized the importance of being realistic with your expectations throughout your entrepreneurial journey. In my career before startups in corporate sales, I learned the importance of relationships and communication. In 2016 as a first-time founder, I have seen the vain side of initial success to completely failing to find market needs that led to our company becoming stagnant back then. Since then, I have become more pragmatic in my approach to identifying business pains, become less distracted with vanity metrics, and at the same time being able to enjoy failing along the way. In my first few years of starting up, I learned the importance of resilience and failure. Fast forward to today. I have seen our company grow to three times our initial size within a challenging year last year, and were able to form meaningful partnerships with other companies made me realize the importance of partners and teamwork.

Premier's People's Choice


Matidor has proven its resourcefulness and tactfulness during an unprecedented time last year with COVID-19 and its effect on the energy sector. Not only were we able to adapt to a changing market landscape but we were also able to recognize new innovative opportunities by offering our platform's core functions to help build a pandemic predictive monitoring platform with partners such as Unity and MNP. From this, we managed to foster and build great partnership opportunities that would also help us become more sector agnostic and tackle operational, visualization, and collaboration challenges in not just the energy and environmental sector but across many. Last year in September, we also finished a tough competition coming in 2nd place at the highly acclaimed TechCrunch Startup Battlefield out of 1000 applicants virtually where we managed to demonstrate our cutting edge geospatial technology representing Vancouver on a world stage this year. After the competition, we managed to grab interest and start conversations with many key industry players in the energy space to develop better methods to integrate with sensors and real-time data gathering to enable better operational efficiencies within their teams. (https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/14/matidor-is-building-an-all-in-one-geospatial-project-collaboration-platform/) Last year has been a challenging year and we have been faced with many adversities from a decrease in market demand with our target audience to losing potential deals at the beginning of last year. But we managed to look for innovative ways during this time through partnerships as well as challenged ourselves to build better integrations to enable us to grow last year from a five-member team to a headcount of 19 now. On top of this, our company was able to expand without any growing gains due to our flexible working culture of remote work since we started Matidor and has resulted in our efficient and agile team today. We were constantly pushed to think outside of the box and through our paid clients, partners, and supporters I definitely believe we have proven ourselves to sustain and thrive through constant innovation.

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