The bigger deals of 2023 - but not by dollar amount

We've hand-picked some of the most interesting funding stories from the past year.

Despite economic headwinds — (and I’m sure you’re as sick of that phrase as I am!) — money did flow into Vancouver in 2023.

A number of companies scored some hefty funding — LayerZero Labs, for instance, secured the largest disclosed deal in the province this year with a $120-million Series B round — and B.C. received the third-highest VC investments in Canada, after Ontario ($2.5 billion) and Quebec ($1.2 billion).

The significance of a deal, however, isn’t just about the cash. To round out the year, we’ve hand-picked a selection of some of the most interesting funding stories of 2023 — not for their deal size, but for what it told us about the local tech ecosystem.

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