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University of British Columbia Spinout, Venture Acuva Technologies, Raises $2.6 Million Series A

Credit: Manoj Singh, President and CEO, Acuva Technologies Acuva Technologies Inc. today announced the closing of a CDN $2.6 million Series A financing with a syndicate of Canadian angel investors to deliver the Company’s innovative drinking water purification systems to global consumers. “Acuva’s water purification systems are quickly gaining traction in […]

Amazon Alexa Fund backs Vancouver, BC connected car startup Mojio, as part of $23M funding round

Credit: Nat Levy, Geekwire Mojio, a Vancouver, B.C. startup that aims to connect cars to the internet, has raised a $23 million funding round, with participation from Amazon’s Alexa fund. Mojio provides a cloud-based platform and teams up with network operators that make hardware that can plug into a car’s diagnostic […]

Jeff Bezos-backed indoor farming startup Plenty opens 100K square-foot facility in Seattle region

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire An indoor farming startup backed by some of the biggest names in tech has arrived in Seattle, expanding its effort to change how people eat fruits and vegetables. Plenty grows its plants in 20-foot tall towers inside a climate-controlled facility with LED lights. Plenty today announced that […]

Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper In the latest sign of Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Ventures announced today that it is teaming up with three venture capital firms from Seattle, London, and Israel to host a global competition for startups building AI-related technology. Called Innovate.AI, the new competition invites companies to […]

Vancouver, BC startup, UrbanLogiq takes home $10k city innovation prize from BCIC New Ventures competition.

Credit: Vancouver Economic Development Commission and Leah Hanvey, UrbanLogiq VANCOUVER, BC – New Ventures BC last night awarded Vancouver-based UrbanLogiq with the $10,000 City Innovation Prize sponsored by the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) as part of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Our company uses the power of city data, which is usually sitting untapped within bureaucratized silos, […]


Credit: Vancouver Economic Development Commission The Vancouver Tech Showcase is a highly curated deal flow event designed to accelerate follow-on funding through deep dive sessions with investors. In a departure from the typical showcase format of on-stage presentations, startups deliver their elevator pitches to small groups of investors before fielding […]

Microsoft backs Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study as Cascadia conference aims to deepen ties between regions

Credit: Geekwire, Nat Levy Pacific Northwest business and political leaders on both sides of the Canadian border announced today a series of agreements to strengthen relationships between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver B.C. and the surrounding areas. The new partnerships, made ahead of the second Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference in Seattle this week, focus […]

Vancouver, BC blockchain startup, Bluzelle, grabs $1.5 million to build distributed storage platform

Credit: SiliconANGLE Blockchain middleware startup Bluzelle Networks Inc. today announced it has raised $1.5 million in an early-stage funding to develop the company’s distributed ledger storage platform. Bluzelle builds middleware applications for the enterprise using blockchain networks and tools that make use of cryptographic distributed ledgers in order to protect a record […]