The trend is undeniable. Tech companies hailing from San Francisco and Silicon Valley are setting up shop in Vancouver to gain access to our strong talent base.
The list continues to grow with San Francisco’s Flexport joining Asana, Brex, Dialpad, Grammarly, Indeed.com, Lyft, Postmates, Segment, Tigera, Tile, and Zenefits.
Flexport is the first international freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around an online dashboard
Companies use Flexport to move, finance and make better decisions about freight – all on one digital platform powered by a unique combination of technology, logistics infrastructure and expertise.
Its footprint in global trade, combined with its strong tech ecosystem, makes Vancouver a natural location for Flexport to expand its presence amid its growing Canadian customer base.
The new office provides Flexport customers access to the vast Canadian import and export market as well as local expertise in freight forwarding and customs brokerage.
The office will be led by Anders Schulze, GM Northwest, and Kevin McCormick, Vancouver Office Head.
With eight trade experts, including four accredited and two licensed customs professionals already in place, the office is currently hiring for sales, operations and customs employees to serve existing clients and grow new business.