HootSuite unveils remarkable new “cabin-themed” headquarters in Vancouver
Vancouver social media company HootSuite has left its cramped, uncomfortable digs in Vancouver’s Gastown for something a little -OK a lot- more comfortable.
HootSuite, which was founded by Ryan Holmes in 2008, has paralleled the rise in use of social media tools such as Twitter by large businesses, and then some. The company has become the symbol of a Vancouver tech scene that is gaining an international profile.
The company, which now lists 79 of the Fortune 100 companies, including McDonalds, PepsiCO and FOX, as clients, now has 6.2 million users on six continents. Its users send more than 2.75 million messages through the dashboard each day, more than 1.2-billion since its launch.
Hootsuite’s new 33,000-squarefoot, two-story office building was formerly used by the Vancouver Police Department. The building is owned by the City of Vancouver, who felt it was best to help out the company rather than risk watching them leave.
Cantech Letter founder and editor Nick Waddell has lived in five Canadian provinces and is proud of his country's often overlooked contributions to the world of science and technology. Waddell takes a regular shift on the Canadian media circuit, making appearances on CTV, CBC and BNN, and contributing to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider.