Which B.C. unicorns have emerged since the pandemic and when

Array of companies hit billion-dollar valuation mark over past two years

AbCellera Biologics Inc. led a series of pandemic-era billion-dollar valuations with an IPO in December 2020 | Rob Kruyt photos

December 2020

AbCellera Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq:ABCL)

What it does: Biotech specializing in human antibody research

Status achieved: Initial public offering

 

February 2021

Galvanize

What it does: Governance, risk management and compliance software

Status achieved: Acquisition by New York-based Diligent Corp.

 

March 2021

GeoComply Solutions Inc.

What it does: Geo-fencing software for gaming, entertainment industries

Status achieved: Funding round

 

Dapper Labs Inc.

What it does: Non-fungible token (NFT) market place

Status achieved: Two 2021 funding rounds

 

April 2021

Thinkific Inc. (TSX:THNC)

What it does: Online course-creation platform

Status achieved: Initial public offering

 

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Clio (Themis Solutions Inc.)

What it does: Platform for reducing administrative tasks for lawyers

Status achieved: Funding round

 

June 2021

Trulioo Information Services Inc.

What it does: Online identity verification

Status achieved: Funding round

 

Visier Inc.

What it does: Workforce analytics

Status achieved: Funding round

 

August 2021

Blockstream Services Canada Inc.

What it does: Crypto currency services

Status achieved: Funding round

 

September 2021

Nexii Building Solutions Inc.

What it does: Low-carbon building material

Status achieved: Funding round

 

SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

What it does: Land, pest monitoring for farms

Status achieved: Funding round

 

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October 2021

Copperleaf Technologies Inc. (TSX:CPLF)

What it does: Asset management software

Status achieved: Public offering

 

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February 2022

D-Wave Quantum Inc.

What it does: Quantum computing systems

Status achieved: Public offering via special purpose acquisition company

 

March 2022

LayerZero Labs Ltd.

What it does: Blockchain infrastructure

Status achieved: Funding round

 

Updated March 30 with addition of LayerZero