Technology

BIV's coverage delves into all issues affecting tech businesses in Vancouver and British Columbia

B.C. jostles for a stake in emerging AI industry

New industry association pushing province to catch up to established high-tech hubs

How Jason Kenney’s cuts could pay dividends for B.C. tech

Alberta premier’s axe chops a number of the province’s innovation-sector incentives

How the B.C. tech sector plans to fix its problem with gender representation

The tech sectors in Vancouver and Victoria rank as two of the worst performers in Canada in terms of gender representation, according to a report from CBRE. The industry group representing technology...

Microsoft to offer up tech resources to B.C. startups in 2020

What happened: Microsoft, B.C. Tech Association launch joint partnership to support startups Why it matters: Local startups will soon gain access to the tech giant’s resources to help them...

SFU spinoff Ionomr raises $3m as it commercializes cleantech

What happened: Cleantech firm Ionomr secures additional seed funding Why it matters: The SFU spinoff says money will help with market expansion of its technology A B.C. cleantech company targeting...

General Fusion closes US$65m funding round, sets sights on prototype construction

What happened: General Fusion raises another US$65m from investors Why it matters: The clean energy company says investment allows it to officially launch plans for new prototype A B.C. company...

AI chips, private 5G networks predicted to reshape businesses in 2020: Deloitte

What happened: Deloitte Canada’s latest tech predictions report highlights potential behind artificial intelligence and private 5g networks Why it matters: The B.C. tech sector poised to seize on a...

British VFX house MPC reportedly shutters Vancouver office

What happened: MPC Vancouver reportedly shuts down Why it matters: The company is allegedly seeking ‘more attractive opportunities in other locations’ British visual effects house Moving Picture...

Governments wrangle with reducing cellphone rates

Victoria, Ottawa float plans to cut costs for mobile service plans in Canada

Vancouver’s Vistara Capital closes $150m fund aimed at growing tech companies

What happened: Vancouver venture capitalists close $150 million fund Why it matters: Vistara Capital is looking to fill in a market gap for tech companies in need of growth funding Like a party...