Calgary-based tech company Fillip Fleet helps businesses across North America streamline their vehicle logistics busywork, turning employees’ smart phones into gas cards through a digital wallet app.
While corporations with large vehicle fleets have entire systems and accounting departments in place to handle the traditional paperwork of tracking gas receipts and reimbursements, Fillip Fleet’s founder and CEO, Alice Reimer, identified a digital solution to save time and money for small businesses.
“By using Fillip, small businesses can benefit from all of the same money-saving features available to standard fleet management card holders,” said Reimer.
The app allows employees to pay for gas at any station in Canada where Visa* is accepted, simplifies accounting, and provides business owners real-time notifications of their team’s purchases.
Leveraging technology to solve global challenges, Fillip Fleet is an example of local companies aligned with the economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, and the goal for the city to be a creative hub of innovation where companies can accelerate their solutions and scale to new heights.
It is one of the many Calgary businesses projected to lead the $20 billion spend on digital transformation in Alberta from 2021 to 2024.
“We have a competitive advantage here in Calgary,” adds Reimer. “I’ve had many mentors in Calgary’s tech community that surrounds us and we have solid relationships with other tech companies in our tech ecosystem. There is creative talent everywhere we look.”
Originally launched in October 2021, the Fillip team has signed up over 200 businesses and is experiencing 30 per cent growth per month. Now in its third round of funding, the company is focused on increasing flexibility of retail choices by including additional Husky, Gas King and Canco Petroleum fuel stations to accept payment through the app.
Led by Reimer, a serial entrepreneur and site lead of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL – Rockies), the company experienced early success by bringing together investors and subject matter experts within the city’s tech ecosystem.
“Calgary has a highly educated workforce, but it’s more than that. Calgarians have a curious mindset and just love to push innovation to see where it can go,” said Reimer on finding bright minds with big ideas in Calgary.
“Calgary is the very best place to live, work and play in Canada, hands down.”
The company aims to fill up its tank by growing the Fillip team to 30 people this year and expanding into the U.S. market.
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*The Fillip Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to licence by Visa Int. *Visa Int./Peoples Trust Company, Licensed User.
Le Fillip carte prépayée Visa est émise par la Compagnie de Fiducie Peoples, en vertu d’une licence de Visa Int. *Visa Int. /La Compagnie de Fiducie Peoples, utilisée sous licence.