It’s been well documented that the pandemic disproportionately reduced venture capital funding for female founders last year, despite a greater boom in fundraising thanks to megafunds and the rise of Zoom investing. We know that only 15% of partners in venture capital funds are female and that only 2% of angel investors in Canada are female […]
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Most successful startups are created when someone is trying to do something… but can’t. This is very efficient and resolving these problems feels good and has helped create massive companies. But sometimes, the problem is such that resolving it does not just make life easier: it turns a wrong into a right, and makes life […]
Each month, the Switchboard PR team connects the dots between the trends, headlines and narratives informing the BC tech sector. For December’s Connecting The Dots, Founder and Chief Communications Officer Kathleen Reid looks back on Klue’s dynamic talent search, more milestones for AbCellera, and the tech community’s inspiring flood-relief generosity in the midst of an […]
Smartboard, clicker, and overhead projector. Before the beginning of the pandemic, when you thought of technology and education, you likely thought of these three examples. Over the past year, the education space has been turned on its head with an influx of technology adoption like never before. As a result of the pandemic, education tech […]
During the past two years, there are two words I have heard and read more than any other time in my life: unprecedented and digitization. To be fair, the use of these words is entirely relevant and valid. The pandemic has disrupted our lives and affected every industry from the way we work to the […]
Remote work technology can be so much better. Here’s how. Hybrid work has taken root. By the end of 2021, Gartner forecasts 51% of global knowledge workers will be working remotely at least part time, and this is a great development for both employees and employers. However, everyone has had to make adjustments to make […]
The year 2021 has seen a stunning year for Bitcoin and many of the other cryptocurrencies. It is difficult to believe that, on January 1, one Bitcoin could be purchased for less than USD $30,000. The price has more than doubled and, by early November, had reached its all-time high of USD $67,500. JP Morgan […]
2021 was a strange year in many ways and all signs point to 2022 continuing to have its discernible quirks, especially in the automotive industry. At first glance, and most topically pressing to Canadian automotive manufacturers and really, anyone in the auto industry in both Canada and Mexico, US measures supporting US-manufactured electric vehicles (EVs) […]
When consumers depend on retail businesses the most, those businesses are the most vulnerable to cyber-attacks. With seemingly never-ending Christmas shopping lists and lengthy grocery store lines, consumers rely on their trusted retailers during this time of year more than any other. But these retailers are also at heightened risk of cyber-attacks, with businesses facing […]
On December 1st, 2021, LegalWills.ca announced the completion of the first fully electronic Will in British Columbia with a Canadian Armed Forces member based at CFB Esquimault. This is a major shift in the deployment of LegalTech for Wills but resulted in little media coverage. This is odd given that British Columbia is the first […]