👀 9 Victoria tech stories you may have missed
The South Island tech scene has never been hotter.
Good afternoon! Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo, brought to you by Deloitte Ventures. Today, we’re focusing on Victoria, B.C. VIATEC CEO Dan Gunn recently said that 2021 may have been the strongest year for the city’s tech community in its history. The evidence below suggests he’s not wrong. Here are nine Victoria tech stories you may have missed. If you think we missed any, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
With the acquisition of U.K.’s Credence, Victoria-based Certn is now a 270-person global operation.
The fast-growing startup has employees in every province, the U.S., and now a foothold in Europe. » Start reading.
Niricson Software Inc., a drone-based data analytics startup founded by a UVic student, has raised $2 million and hired 25 people in just two years.
CEO Harsh Rathod founded the company with Seattle-based Aki Tomita at the beginning of 2020. » CTV News.
Pani Energy was named a 2022 Global Cleantech 100 Company by Cleantech Group.
The AI-powered water treatment firm, which raised $8 million in 2021, was one of seven B.C. companies to make the list. » Twitter.
The University of Victoria launched UVic KWENCH, an innovation workspace where students, faculty and partners can access programs and services to turn ideas into action.
The centre also provides free programming to support venture exploration and early-stage startups. » UVic News.
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MXZN Technology Inc., which produces broadcast interview kiosks, has its devices deployed at the Olympic Games Beijing 2022.
“...not a bad place to launch your project,” said CEO Keith Wells to Tyler Orton. » BIV.
Telus Ocean, a $100-million real estate project, “has taken flak from heritage advocates, environmentalists and bird lovers.”
Still, Aryze’s Luke Mari told Jessica Natale Woollard that its aim “is to be one of the, if not the most, high-performance buildings ever built in the province. » BCBusiness.
Open Ocean Robotics featured in a story that asks, “Can robots save our oceans from poachers?”
“If we don’t understand the impacts we’re having on our oceans, we’ll never change our behaviour,” explains CEO Julie Angus. » Freethink.
2021 may have been the strongest year ever in Victoria’s tech sector according to VIATEC CEO Dan Gunn.
“There are parts of our community definitely feeling a number of pain points, but the sector did do quite well in the face of it all,” he told Andrew Duffy. » Times Colonist.
Christopher Naismith, CEO of Audette, joined the Nexus podcast.
He discussed how unscalable the traditional way of removing carbon from buildings is, and what Audette is doing to make it more scalable. » Have a listen.