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Solido expands software offices in Saskatoon

Firm doubling size to meet global demand


Solido Design Automation Inc., San Jose CA, a leading provider of software to some of the world’s largest technology companies enabling the creation of electronic devices, has announced a major expansion of its Canadian software offices at Innovation Place in Saskatoon. Solido is hiring to meet worldwide customer demand for its products.

Solido software enables the creation of electronic devices like smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, PCs, and televisions. The firm has a worldwide customer base of top technology companies in North America, Europe and Asia.

Founded in 2005, Solido received investment from Golden Opportunities Fund, BDC Capital, and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to develop innovative technology for the creation of electronic devices. Solido has established itself as a market-leading technology company, and has grown to become a major employer of new graduate and experienced engineers and computer scientists.

Amit Gupta, Solido’s co-founder, president and CEO, and experienced technology entrepreneur, believes Saskatoon provides unique advantages for technology startups.

“We are excited to be growing our operations in Saskatoon and enabling with our software the next generation of ubiquitous electronic devices,” Gupta says. “Saskatoon has proven to have all the ingredients to start, build, and grow a market-leading technology company: experienced investors, excellent facilities, and top talent produced from a world-class university.”

“On behalf of the over 28,000 shareholders of Golden Opportunities Fund, the most active venture capital fund in Saskatchewan’s innovation economy, we are very proud of what Solido’s team in Saskatoon has achieved – developing patented, world-class software in demand from some of the largest electronics companies around the globe,” adds Tyler Bradley, VP of Westcap Mgt. Ltd. “This expansion will offer more exciting career opportunities for Saskatchewan engineers and computer scientists, and we are excited about the impact of this expansion to Golden Opportunities Fund as a shareholder in the company.”

Phil Anzarut, partner at BDC Capital, says, “We’re in the business of growing Canadian companies so that they can—as Solido clearly has in Saskatoon—have a positive economic impact on their communities,” says Phil Anzarut, partner, BDC Capital. “We’re pleased to continue our long-standing support as the company takes these critical next steps in their growth.”

Solido’s offices are located in the Concourse building at Innovation Place, a venue that supports and facilitates the advancement and success of Saskatchewan’s technology sector through development and operation of technology parks in Saskatoon and Regina. Widely recognized as one of the top 10 research facilities in the world, Innovation Place is one of North America’s most successful university-related technology parks.

“Innovation Place provides high-quality facilities and a dynamic social atmosphere that creates a welcoming and supportive community for technology companies,” Innovation Place president and CEO Van Isman adds. “Solido started their business here at Innovation Place 10 years ago, so we are excited to see their continued growth and success.”

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