Our top 12 stories of summer

In case you missed them.

Due to yesterday’s holiday, instead of the traditional Morning Report, today we’re highlighting our top 10 stories of the summer.

If you’ve already read them all, thank you for being such a loyal reader; if you haven’t, we hope you discover your new favourite piece. Enjoy!


Vancouver Tech Journal
How Joseph Nakhla built a foundation for growth
In the final week of May, Joseph Nakhla, founder and CEO of Tribe Property Technologies Inc., was about to speak on his company’s first-quarter earnings call. Jennifer Laidlaw, his marketing VP, spoke ahead of him and ran through a series of statements that surely came from a compliance dep……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
BC has produced 9 tech businesses worth $1B+ in 9 months
Back in 2013, venture capitalist Aileen Lee wanted a word to make it easy to describe private tech companies worth $1 billion or more. “I played with different words like ‘home run,’ ‘megahit,’ and they just all sounded kind of ‘blah.’ So I put in ‘unicorn’ because… these are very rare companies in the sense that there are thou……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Cultural experiences combine with workplace culture for Rival COO Niamh Cunningham
Rival Technologies, a Vancouver-based market research operation, launched Canada’s first platform for recognizing, enabling and amplifying exceptional workplace culture on August 19. Developed in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute and the Reframe Group…
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Cassandra Hui is building the Netflix of clinical trials
“Hail Mary” has so many meanings that it has reached the upper echelons of Wikipedia fame: the disambigulation. There’s the Catholic prayer, the last ditch football pass and even a Soviet era film that brings punctuation into the fray in Hail, Mary! Data sec……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Radar: Banking exec shares 6 Vancouver tech companies to watch
Although I write about innovation every day, it’s not possible for me to know absolutely everything about BC’s 10,000-plus tech companies. Because of that, I love it when readers tip me off to companies I should check out—especially when the person making the recommendations show a genuine passion for the firms they’re boosting…
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Fast Five: The office is dead narrative is finally dead
“For years, we believed the digital age would enable us to “work anywhere” – a utopia of people living in quiet mountain cabins, tapping a……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Now playing: 25 podcast episodes with insights from BC tech leaders
Earlier this year, we shared our picks for the smartest 20 business tech podcasts in Vancouver. At the time, we acknowledged that podcasts have never been bigger (“a $9.28 billion (USD) industry”) and that Vancouver’s pod-economy has high-performers in show producers…
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Vancouver Tech Journal
Vancouver Canucks look to become NHL leaders in NFTs
“Literally all of NFTs happened here in Vancouver—everything. It's crazy.” This insight came from Witek Radomski, CTO of cryptocurrency company Enjin, earlier this week. Though NFTs are as distinctly Vancouver as Stanley Park and the need for umbrellas from October to May, digital tokens have a while to go until NFT fandom rivals that of the Vancouver C……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
In-Depth: Next-gen BC hydrogen tech blazing trail to net zero
Net Zero. Two words carrying countless interpretations and opportunities as governments and corporations finally begin to face the realities of powering a world with energy sources meant to help—not harm—our ……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
An adventure through blockchain’s cultural resonance in Vancouver
“When you’re writing, you’re trying to find o……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
BC’s top 14 angel investors—according to HardBacon's 2021 ranking
Hardbacon, the personal finance application used by more than 30,000 Canadians, released its ranking of the top 36 angel investors in Canada. 14 British Columbians made the list. “There are people that present themselves as angel investors in Canada, but only a few of those actually make deals. And even fewer make 5 deals or more, which all the angel inv……
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Vancouver Tech Journal
“To me, average, or normal is just code for privilege.” — Sabrina Meherally wants to diversify your tech
Earle Dickson had a problem. His wife, Josephine, was an injury-prone cook who was riddled with cuts and burns. Instead of pitching in a little more around the kitchen to lighten the load and hopefully remedy his partner’s pain problem, Dickson threw himself deeper into his work. The Jo……
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