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Gradient MSP Earns Spot on the CRN 2023 Stellar Startups List

November 13, 2023 (CALGARY, AB) — Gradient MSP, the leading billing reconciliation solution for MSPs announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gradient to its 2023 Stellar Startups list in the Business Applications category. This annual list, previously known as CRN Emerging Vendors, recognizes fast-rising technology manufacturers committed to delivering leading-edge solutions that propel innovation and growth in the IT channel.

Companies on the 2023 Stellar Startups list are all six years old or younger. They are selected across categories including artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), application development/DevOps, big data, business applications, cloud, data center, Internet of Things (IoT), networking/unified communications, security and storage.


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The technology vendors featured on the CRN 2023 Stellar Startups list have a deep understanding of the unique needs of the IT industry, enabling solution providers to overcome complicated market challenges, increase bottom-line revenue, and deliver solutions that will ensure the IT channel’s continued success.


“With the 2023 Stellar Startups list, CRN spotlights emerging technology vendors creating groundbreaking products that support customer and solution provider success in the ever-changing IT channel,” said Jennifer Follett, vice president of U.S. Content and Executive Editor of CRN at The Channel Company. “As a trusted industry resource, the Stellar Startups list empowers solution providers with exclusive insights into the latest cutting-edge IT channel technologies.”


Colin Knox, Co-founder & CEO of Gradient MSP, said "We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as a Stellar Startup by CRN. This accolade is a testament to the dedication of the entire Gradient MSP team and the innovative solutions we provide to empower managed service providers. It reaffirms our commitment to delivering excellence, driving growth, and supporting our partners in navigating the dynamic landscape of MSP services. We see this as not just an acknowledgment of our past achievements, but as motivation to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry."


The CRN 2023 Stellar Startups list will be featured in the December 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About Gradient MSP
Established in 2020, Gradient MSP offers the IT channel ecosystem an integration platform proven to help MSPs run a smoother, more successful services business by connecting all the solutions they resell and use to their PSA of choice for billing and alerting. Gradient created the Synthesize Platform to reduce the back-office noise that distracts MSPs from growing their business and strengthening customer relationships. 


About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by nearly 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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