Canadian startup news of the week (07/17/17)

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Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Top Stories of the Week

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#ElevateToronto launches tech festival to showcase best of Canadian innovation to the world

BetaKit is proud to be a partner of Elevate Toronto!


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League partners with Dialogue to launch personalized consumer health concierge

“One of the things we saw is just how complex and fragmented this is from a consumer standpoint.”


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Highline BETA acquires Female Funders with goal to support 1,000 women angels by 2020

Founder Katherine Hague will continue to work with Highline to develop the program.


Startup Milestones

  • Voices.com raises $18 million to scale global operations for 200,000-strong voice actor network (Read here)

  • Chronometriq raises $3.5 million to expand health appointment booking platform across North America (Read here)

  • Assent Compliance raises $40 million Series B round, plans to hire 100 people (Read here)

  • Zoom.ai wins $100,000 grand prize at OpenText Enterprise World Pitch Contest (Read here)

  • Casalova acquires MyPropertyManagers, including assets of $35 million (Read here)

  • Dream Payments opens Moncton office to support growth in Canadian and US markets (Read here)

  • Flashfood wins $140,000 Best in Fest prize at Startupfest (Read here)


Must Reads

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#BetaKit1on1: League’s Mike Serbinis says Canada’s tech ecosystem needs more wins

In this #BetaKit1on1, League founder and CEO Mike Serbinis says “winning begets winning” for Canadian tech.


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Ask an Investor: Should I hire an executive coach?

Not all executive coaches are made equal, and the best executive coaches come at a price.


CanCon Podcast Ep. 75: Patent laws, Canada is open for business + your phone bill is going up

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.