Elastic Path

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Elastic Path Software
FoundersHarry Chemko, Mark Williams, Jason Billingsley
Area served
Key people
ProductsEnterprise Ecommerce Software

Elastic Path is a "headless" ecommerce system, allowing template-less eCommerce to be integrated as middleware into Enterprise ERP systems. The system is API based and is specifically targeted towards Enterprise level Organisations. Elastic Path is a private company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with sales offices in the UK and US.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2016 names Elastic Path as a Visionary in ecommerce applications. The evaluation was based on Elastic Path's completeness of vision and ability to execute.[1]


Elastic Path was started by Harry Chemko in 2000, with co-founders Mark Williams, Ryan Orr, and Jason Billingsley, after completing university with a $15,000 start-up loan from a non-profit organisation. In 2005, Harry received the Young Entrepreneur Award for being the youngest CEO on the PROFIT Hot 50.

Awards and Milestones[edit]


Elastic Path won the bid to manage the complete ecommerce operations for the Official Vancouver 2010 Olympic Online Store.[2]


Elastic Path’s blog, Get Elastic, ranked #1 worldwide ecommerce blog by PostRank[3] and voted one of the 15 entrepreneur blogs worth reading by the Wall Street Journal.[4]

Elastic Path ranked in PROFIT 100 "Canada's Fastest-growing Companies" for four consecutive years.[5] The PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful growth companies and is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.[6]

Opened second office location in Reading, UK.


Elastic Path won BC Export’s Advancing Technologies Award.[7]

Listed 16th in BCBusiness 2010 Guide to Innovation.[8]

Listed #164 in Branham300's Top 250 Canadian Technology Companies.[9]


Elastic Path Raises $8M For Commerce Everywhere API Platform.[10]


Elastic Path Teams With Adobe to Release Elastic Path Edition for Adobe Experience Manager.[11]
Elastic Path Raises CDN$5.35-Million led by BDC Venture Capital.[12]


Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce names Elastic Path as a Visionary in e-commerce applications.[13]

Elastic Path Announces the Industry’s Most Powerful Enterprise Commerce Cloud.[14]


Elastic Path has more than 200 clients worldwide including Symantec, Time Inc, Virgin Media, LVMH, Devry, SAS, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics[15] and Paralympic Games.[16]

Java Ecommerce Platform[edit]

Elastic Path’s Java ecommerce platform is based on open source technologies such as Spring Framework, Apache OpenJPA, Eclipse RCP, Apache Solr, Apache Velocity, Groovy, DWR (Java), jQuery and more.


  1. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ecommerce". www.elasticpath.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  2. ^ http://www.2010commercecentre.com/BusinessPlanning/SuccessStories/ElasticPath.aspx. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  3. ^ http://adage.com/power150/ AdAge Power 150. Retrieved April 8, 2010
  4. ^ https://blogs.wsj.com/independentstreet/2008/06/13/15-entrepreneur-blogs-worth-reading/tab/article/. Wall Street Journal. June 13, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  5. ^ http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/company-strategy-outsourcing/14575699-1.html. All Business. June 4, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  6. ^ http://www.profitguide.com/awards/profit100. Profit 100. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  7. ^ http://www.bcexportawards.com/Award_Winners/2010_Winners.aspx. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  8. ^ http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/bcb/tech-innovation/2010/04/02/elastic-path-software. BC Business. April 2, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  9. ^ http://www.branham300.com/index.php?year=2011&listing=1&offset=150. Branham300. Retrieved May 16, 2011
  10. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2013/06/14/elastic-path-raises-8m-for-commerce-everywhere-api-platform/. Retrieved June 14, 2013
  11. ^ http://www.prweb.com/releases/adobe-ecommerce-elastic/path-ecommerce-platform/prweb11655046.htm/. Retrieved March 11, 2014
  12. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elastic-path-raises-cdn535-million-led-by-bdc-venture-capital-274595541.html
  13. ^ http://www.prweb.com/releases/gartner-magic-quadrant/ecommerce-software/prweb13261888.htm Retrieved August 22, 2016
  14. ^ http://networking.itbusinessnet.com/article/Elastic-Path-Announces-the-Industry---s-Most-Powerful-Enterprise-Commerce-Cloud-4701492 Retrieved November 17, 2016
  15. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/article977315.ece Globe and Mail. March 23, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010
  16. ^ http://www.bivinteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2272&Itemid=30 Business in Vancouver. March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 31, 2010

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