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This Week's Top Stories

10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2022
We have a lot to look forward across the province in 2022 and what better way to kick off the calendar year than to highlight 10 homegrown startups that Techcouver will be watching closely this year.

Clio Looks To Fellow Canadian Unicorn For New CFO
Clio continues to revamp its c-suite with the addition of a new CFO. Experienced finance leader Curt Sigfstead has joined the company as its new CFO. Last year Clio expanded its c-suite by naming a new COO, CPO, CTO, and CMO.

AWS re/Start Program Launches In British Columbia
BC Tech in partnership with Youth Employment Services YES has launched the Digital Lift – Rapid Skill program designed to help individuals break into the tech sector by learning in-demand tech skills.

Sneakerhead Platform SoleSavy Appoints First Chief Content Officer
SoleSavy announced today that Ali Adab will become its first Chief Content Officer. SoleSavy is a fast-growing sneaker startup that gives its members access to highly sought after sneakers at retail prices.

Redbrick Acquires Email and Marketing Automation Leader
Victoria’s Redbrick has acquired Delivra, a provider of advanced email marketing automation that helps businesses engage in meaningful conversations with customers through email and SMS.

Damon Unveils Electrifying HyperFighter Family of Motorcycles at CES
Damon Motors officially unveiled the newest edition to its family of motorcycles at CES in Las Vegas. The mobility startup introduced the HyperFighter Colossus motorcycle, as well as a future model, HyperFighter Unlimited.


Thought Leaders Amongst Us

How Women in Venture Capital Will Win in 2022 by Rhiannon Davies
It's been well documented that the pandemic disproportionately reduced venture capital funding for female founders last year, despite a greater boom in fundraising thanks to megafunds and the rise of Zoom investing.

The Covid Silver-lining Of Mission-driven Companies by Olivier Vincent
Most successful startups are created when someone is trying to do something... but can't. This is very efficient and resolving these problems feels good and has helped create massive companies.

Connecting The Dots: December 2021 by Kathleen Reid
Reid looks back on Klue's dynamic talent search, more milestones for AbCellera, and the tech community's inspiring flood-relief generosity in the midst of an exceptionally challenging year.

Jobs of the Week

D3 Security is on a mission to provide security teams with the orchestration, automation and response capabilities they need to rapidly validate and disrupt cyberthreats. They're hiring a Marketing Director.

Dyspatch is looking for a Lead Software Developer to join their dynamic Engineering team. You’ll report to their Vice-President, Engineering and work with a talented team of engineers across Canada.

Delta Controls is the benchmark for building controls manufacturers and one of the most respected organizations in their industry. They're hiring an Intermediate App Developer.

Bulletin Board

Nominations Open for 2022 BC Cleantech Awards
Who’s making the biggest difference in cleantech in British Columbia? Nominations are now open for Foresight’s annual BC Cleantech Awards.

The Forum Partners With Uber To Support Women Entrepreneurs
Divided into two different streams, The Forum Growth Series program aims to equip women entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to thrive.

Deloitte’s 2022 Technology Predictions Tour Is Coming To Vancouver
The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum is hosting Deloitte’s Duncan Stewart for his annual Global TMT Predictions report on January 18th.

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Thanks for reading,

Rob Lewis


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