It’s fair to say 2020 will not be remembered fondly. The COVID-19 pandemic dominated tech – like all else – with many of us spending more time than ever in front of screens.
Techcouver had a banner year with site traffic growing every month during 2020.
As we look forward to a much better 2021, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the Vancouver tech community read and shared online over the past 12 months.
- Techcouver kicked off the calendar year by highlighting 10 homegrown startups that we’d be watching closely in 2020. – Jan. 10th
- We broke the news that Shopify was expanding their presence in Vancouver. The following day they confirmed it officially. – Jan. 27th
- These eight companies were responsible for a combined $300+ million in revenue last year and employ over 1,700 in Vancouver. – Oct. 8th
- Embracer subsidiary DECA Games acquired mobile free-to-play game developer A Thinking Ape for USD $105 million. – Nov. 18th
- Victor Tang joined Lumen5 as VP of Marketing in March and shared their best practices for virtual on-boarding. – Mar. 27th
- According to CBRE, Vancouver leads the 30 top tech markets in North America, with a growth rate of 29% over the past two years. – Nov. 3rd
- Out of the blue, RED Academy announced that they were closing their Vancouver campus effective immediately. No joke. – Apr. 1st
- Tesla busted open the mainstream electric vehicle market but don’t forget about Rivian. They’re building a new kind of car company & they’re hiring in Vancouver. – Feb. 6th
- COVID-19 is forcing companies to adapt quickly to change and redesign their products or services or even create new ones to respond to our new reality. – Jun. 2nd
- Eventbrite’s Canadian outpost was a casualty of COVID-19 but Jay Parmar’s primary concern was the well-being of his close-knit team. – Jun. 20th