🏙️ Mariah Carey season is on for Vancouver Tech
Plus, discover which NASDAQ-listed company has launched its AI strategy, and meet the new investment vehicle for Vancouver SaaS entrepreneurs.
Can you believe it’s halfway through November? Or that Mariah Carey season has officially begun?
That realization hit me hard as I was looking through our upcoming Tech Journal events, and realized that this month’s tech industry social will be the last of 2023. If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for November 29 and come down to Yaletown Brewing to hang out with a packed house of tech professionals. Honestly, I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s going to be much more fun than your company Christmas party. Not least because your first drink is free.
Now onto today’s briefing. It’s 963 words: a four-minute read.
🗞️ VTJ Stories
🤝 Funding and deals:
Burnaby-based Photonic has raised USD $100 million for quantum technology from BCI, Microsoft, and other investors.
RESAAS Services, a provider of technology solutions for the real estate industry, announced a partnership with VectorSolv to bring AmTrust Financial-backed home warranties to RESAAS agents and their clients.
Planet Based Foods, a company that offers a wide range of hemp-based food alternatives, announced its partnership with Nugget Markets, a California-based grocery chain.
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🗞️ In other news:
Klue, a competitive enablement platform, also announced the launch of its newest product, Klue Win-Loss.
Toast, Canada’s first female-focused talent partner aimed at placing women in tech companies, was featured in Forbes.
Copperleaf, a provider of enterprise decision analytics software solutions, announced its Q3 results.
The Leap — Thinkific’s AI tool for content creators and influencers to monetize their digital products — has surpassed 6,500 users in its first month.
Veteran patients have been successfully dosed with take-home microdose and in-clinic macrodose psilocybin by Apex Labs to address moderate or severe depression and PTSD.
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💡 Ideas and insights:
Chris Hobbs, president of TTT Studios, writing on LinkedIn about the federal chief technology officer lying about the ArriveCAN app.
Bijan Vaez, venture partner at Antler, writing on LinkedIn about OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 Turbo.
Raghwa Gopal, CEO of M Square Media, writing on LinkedIn about how to get over the fear of giving negative feedback.
Kaylee Astle, CEO and founder of Blanka, writing about how beauty tech is changing the way we buy cosmetics.
💼 Take your career to the next level
There are hundreds of Vancouver tech businesses searching for talent, including BC Public Service, LexSelect, Ethos Lab, New Ventures BC, Lululemon, and Amazon.
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🙋 Join your online community
Did you know you can connect with your tech community using our dedicated VTJ Slack? We know not all of you can get to our events in person, so this is your chance to network and chat with your friendly neighbourhood tech professionals from the comfort of your home. Join your VTJ Community Slack now.
👋 Before you go…
If you’ve made it all the way to the end of this newsletter, you must be really into tech news. Us too! In fact, we love it so much that we’re growing the Tech Journal family. We’re launching a new publication, Canadian Tech Journal, which will uncover and amplify the most compelling tech stories and insights from across the country. Want to be the first to get in on the action? Join the waitlist to subscribe now.
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