Vancouver has a diverse range of tech sector strengths where startups thrive, including Cleantech, Fintech, Life Sciences, AI, VR/AR and Digital Entertainment.
The Canadian government has announced a $700 million investment in the country’s Cleantech industry. Vancouver is home to 25% of all Cleantech companies in Canada, with more than 220 Cleantech companies employing approximately 3,500 people. Recently, six companies based in the Vancouver ecosystem were named to the 2019 Global Cleantech 100. General Fusion, a developer of utility-scale fusion power, has secured $127 million in funding to date.
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM was built and commercially operational in Vancouver. Some of the earliest blockchain projects in Fintech and the energy sector were conducted by BTL, headquartered here. The Vanbex Group completed Canada’s largest initial coin offering by raising $33 million with a $65 million market capitalization. Dapper Labs, a blockchain-based experience startup, raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Venrock and Alphabet in 2018.
Why you should invest in Vancouver
Reasons to move your startup to Vancouver
Startups focused on deep tech sectors and research-intensive areas can obtain a credit of up to 45% of R&D expenses.
BC Tech Fund
The provincial government recently announced a new $100 million venture fund, focused on companies seeking Series A financing.
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Vancouver Economic Commission
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