An internet pioneer since 1993, Mr. Campbell and partners, have built several internet companies which today have a market value of greater than 1 billion. They include Tucows Interactive (TCX), a top software download site in the nineties and today a leading domain and telecom business; Internet Direct Canada Inc. (TSX: IDX), Canada’s largest ISP (Internet Service Provider) in the nineties; Hostopia.com Inc. (TSX: H), a global leader in providing hosting and email platforms to telecoms such as AT&T and Earthlink; GeeksForLess.com an 800 person global software development center.
Colin’s companies have won several awards including Canada’s Profit magazine’s 7th fastest growing company (1997), Profit magazine’s 2nd fastest growing company (1998), Canada’s #1 fastest growing company (2005), Inc. 500 (2005), top Registry of the Year for .CLUB (2015, 2016) and Inc. 5000 fastest growing company. (2018)
He was also a founding director of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) launching the .CA top level domain, and through Internet Direct Campbell launched the largest NAP (Network Access Point) in Canada called the Toronto Internet Exchange (TORIX.CA). Campbell also launched the Entrepreneur.Wiki Foundation, a non-profit learning “Wikipedia” for entrepreneurs.
Colin and partners continue to launch new companies including Startups.club, a Fort Lauderdale incubator and documentary, Paw.com, trending pet products, Meowingtons.com, cat e-commerce site, and .Club Domains, LLC., an alternative domain extension to .com, .net. .org. with more than 1 million registrations worldwide.