Pet-centric Vancouver startup GoFetch raises $3.4m

Vancouver-based GoFetch has raised $3.4 million to bolster its position in the pet-friendly startup arena. The company has developed an app that helps users find someone to walk or take care of...

Behind Vancouver’s bid for Amazon HQ2

From the delivery of giant cactus plants to promises of giant tax incentives, cities across North America were scrambling last fall to stand out from their competitors in a bid to woo Amazon.com,...

Updated: B.C. lands bid for $950m federal supercluster program

With all the effort it could muster, B.C. is getting a supercluster. A bid by a West Coast-led consortium featuring Telus Corp. (TSX:T), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) and more than a dozen...

Ballard says deployment of 500 fuel-cell trucks in China will be largest ever

Ballard Power Systems (TSX:BLDP) says the planned deployment of 500 commercial trucks using the company’s fuel cell technology is expected to be the largest in the world. The Burnaby-based firm...

Avigilon’s US$1b sale yanks potential anchor from Vancouver tech sector

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Give a man $1 billion for all his fish and he’s probably going to be well fed no matter what. Avigilon Corp. (TSX:AVO) earlier this month became...

BuildDirect founder to help Kabuni chart course with regulated digital securities

As unfettered initial coin offerings (ICO) seize the attention — and pocketbooks — of some investors, a B.C. tech firm is attempting to break new ground by working with regulators. Vancouver-based...

Avigilon CEO to depart following US$1b Motorola sale

The CEO and chairman of Vancouver-based Avigilon Corporation (TSX:AVO) says he will retire from the company he founded following its US$1-billion sale to Motorola Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq:...

Vancouver firm banking on big-time Bitcoin bonanza

A journey through Drumheller, Alberta, a community known for its dinosaur museum, has the potential to unearth fossils from the Prairie province’s badlands. But why stop at dinos if cheap land and...

Innergex’s $1 billion acquisition of Alterra closes

The $1.1 billion acquisition of B.C.’s Alterra Power Corp. by Quebec’s Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) closed Tuesday, February 6. Alterra, a renewable energy developer and operator, was...

More B.C. women taking the lead in AI, robotics

With Vancouver’s burgeoning artificial intelligence (AI) industry beginning to take on a life of its own, more female engineers are finding a place at the technology table. Suzanne Gildert,...