Tyler Orton

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...

B.C. revving up for e-scooter pilot projects

What happened: The province is now accepting applications for e-scooter pilot projects Why it matters: The devices are banned from roads and sidewalks, but the pilot will allow their deployment in...

Second wave of Digital Tech Supercluster projects draws $25m investment

What happened: Government and industry contribute multimillion-dollar sum to ignite collaborations between private sector, universities and non-profit institutions Why it matters: The Digital...

U.S. CEOs resistant to Vancouver’s charms

Chicago CEO of city tech firm is the latest executive to reject relocation to West Coast

Vancouver’s Elastic Path acquires e-commerce tech firm Moltin, expanding global footprint

What happened: Vancouver-based Elastic Path is acquiring a fellow e-commerce tech company Why it matters: Deal gives the software firm new offices in Boston and the U.K. A Vancouver firm...

B.C. loses more jobs than any other province in December

What happened: B.C. shed 7,700 jobs in December, according to Statistics Canada Why it matters: It’s the sixth time in seven months the province has lost jobs It appears the B.C. job market ended...

Poloz lands in Vancouver to talk global uncertainty and ‘outrageous’ domestic trade policies

What happened: Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz visited B.C. to address the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Why it matters: The outgoing central banker took on everything from the housing...