Tyler Orton

Shopify to open Vancouver office, hire 1,000 employees

What happened: Ottawa-based tech company Shopify plans to open its first permanent office in Vancouver by late 2020 Why it matters: The firm will be hiring 1,000 workers for the new R&D...

Terramera lands US$3.5m investment as Series B round closes

What happened: Terramera secures additional funding for its Series B round Why it matters: The Vancouver-based company closes out the round with US$48.5m to develop its chemistry technology A...

B.C. tech cultivating opportunities in agriculture

Agri-tech seizing on major investments as farmers seek more sustainable practices

Uber vs. Lyft in Vancouver: Differences quickly emerge between prices, services

What happened: Uber and Lyft have begun operating in Vancouver after receiving authorization from ICBC, and provincial and municipal authorities Why it matters: Vancouver was previously the largest...

Big tech fish migrating to ‘small pond’ Victoria

Rising number of international companies are opening offices in B.C.’s capital

Uber and Lyft approved to operate in B.C., services may begin in 'next few days' (UPDATED)

What happened: Applications from Uber and Lyft to operate ride-hailing services in B.C. have been approved Why it matters: The province has long been promising the arrival of these services, years...

Mastercard opening $510m cyber security centre in Vancouver

What happened: Mastercard is expanding its presence in B.C. with the opening of a new R&D centre Why it matters: The $510 million investment comes following a multimillion-dollar incentive from...

How the B.C. tech sector suffers from ‘pattern recognition’ deficit

Industry lacks the successes needed to spawn anchor companies, sector leader warns

U.S. fintech Tipalti opening Vancouver office with plans to hire 50 workers

What happened: Tipalti set to open new Vancouver office next month with plans to hire dozens of workers Why it matters: The company is the latest among a growing number of American tech firms...

Construction firm Nexii taps former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson as VP

What happened: Vancouver construction firm hires city’s former mayor as vice-president Why it matters: Nexii and Gregor Robertson say the company’s proprietary building material can have a positive...