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Vancouver tech responds to Silicon Valley Bank collapse
Hear from local startups impacted by the loss of the bank: “This is shining a light into one of many glaring holes in our venture innovation ecosystem here in Canada.” Start reading »
Fantuan is Metro Vancouver’s multimillion dollar tech secret
Tucked away in Burnaby, the venture bridges Canada and the Chinese diaspora, delivering food in over 40 cities worldwide. Start reading »
Moment Energy and Invest Vancouver among 50 BC Cleantech Award nominees for 2023
This year's finalists span categories including startups, scaling ventures, funders, corporate pioneers and ecosystem supporters. Start reading »
Karn Manhas steps down as CEO of Terramera
Manhas will remain on the board as executive chair and announces Nate Kelly as new CEO. Start reading »
The Index: 12 creator economy leaders to know
Instagram to TikTok, Web2 to Web3: meet the local innovators at the helm of all that the Vancouver tech community has to offer for creators. Members only. Get started »
Turning disaster into opportunity
Read our top member briefing from last week. Members only. Get started »
WomenInWeb3 Summit to elevate local talent, startups
Use code vtjnetwork to save on your ticket for the March 27-28 event. Learn more during tonight’s pre-conference chat on Twitter Spaces. Set a reminder »
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🤝 Funding and deals
Tribe Property Technologies, a proptech company, announced a partnership with VendorPM, a vendor management and procurement software for the property industry. Read more »
FINCAD — which provides pricing, modelling, and risk analytics to financial institutions — has partnered with Beacon Platform to help quants, traders, and portfolio and risk managers have better insights into derivative and fixed income analytics. Learn more »
TerraZero Technologies, a Web3 venture, partnered with Seed Group to bring its suite of products and services to the UAE. Newswire »
Tabit, a local B2B buy-now-pay-later solution offered at point-of-sale, announced the launch of a new partnership with Lenovo that sees an integration of the pair’s software. Learn more »
Ryan Reynolds’ budget wireless provider, Mint Mobile, has been acquired by T-Mobile for $1.35 billion dollars. Bloomberg »
The shareholders of Ritchie Bros voted to approve the proposed acquisition of IAA, a digital auto sales marketplace. Learn more »
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🗞️ In other news
The WomenInWeb3 Summit will share insights on the still-emerging local and global blockchain economy. Start reading in Vancouver Tech Journal »
Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company, is bringing AWS Outposts to its Vancouver data centres. Start reading in Vancouver Tech Journal »
Clio, a SaaS provider for the legal industry, celebrates 15 years of operations. Learn more »
Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Innovation, is currently on a five-day trade mission in the U.S. Learn more »
The Vancouver UX Awards announced that skateboarding legend and residential school survivor Joe Buffalo will be opening up the 2023 awards. Learn more »
Eventbase, a mobile event technology platform for premium brands, launched its Discover feature for the next generation personalization in the official SXSW Go 2023 mobile app. Learn more »
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💼 Take your career to the next level
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STEMCELL Technologies is hiring an Equipment Technician
Goose is hiring a Senior React Native Engineer
Electronic Arts is hiring a Manager FP&A (Respawn)
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💡 Ideas and insights
Tanis Jorge sat down with David Blumberg of Blumberg Capital, and Matt Burns, managing editor of TechCrunch, to discuss how to find a cofounder. YouTube »
Pieter Dorsman, president and CEO of Redpeaks Management, writes about the “eternal tension between growth and risk,” as outlined by the demise of Silicon Valley Bank. The edges of growth
Chris Hobbs, president of TTT Studios, talked to David Helliwell, co-founder of Thrive Health, on his Afternoon T podcast. Listen here »
Chris Neumann, general partner of Panache Ventures, writing on his personal blog: A humbling moment for tech
Olivia Lovenmark, founder and CEO of Duchess Cocktails; and co-founder and CEO of Repose, speaks to the approaches in business that led her to success.
David Tso, growth and customer success manager at Covalent, writing on his personal blog: Customer success, then growth
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