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AI platform developer Ada Support raises $63.7 million CAD Series B

Ada, which has developed a AI-powered software platform to support customer service teams in large businesses, has raised a $63.7 million CAD Series B.


RECOMMENDED BY MICROSOFT FOR STARTUPS:

Announcing Our Female Founders Competition Finalists

In partnership with Mayfield and Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures, Microsoft for Startups is investing $6 million in four female-founded companies.


TechCrunch

Deepgram raises $12M for enterprise speech recognition

The startup, founded a half decade ago, according to Crunchbase data, with just a few million in raised capital, is interesting, as its success to date was founded on two consecutive experiments.


Here’s how #CDNtech companies are pitching in during COVID-19

Canadian businesses are taking steps to help flatten the curve and support customers through new products, services, and free offerings.


The coronavirus is forcing tech giants to make a risky bet on AI

Machine learning tools have always been the ideal content moderators for Facebook, Google and Twitter — but COVID-19 is forcing their use before they’re ready.


BetaKit

11 Canadian companies in Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 Demo Day

This week, Y Combinator (YC) held its Winter 2020 Demo Day, the 30th for the Silicon Valley incubator. For this cohort, 16 Canadian startups participated.


Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one place

The data set aims to accelerate scientific research that could fight the Covid-19 pandemic.


Ottawa-based BluWave-ai raises $3.9M seed round

An Ottawa-based startup helping energy utilities across the world more intelligently manage their electricity grids has raised a sizable seed round to help scale up its cleantech solution.


BetaKit

Oil and gas intelligence startup Validere raises $20 million CAD

AI and IoT startup Validere has raised $20 million CAD ($15 million USD) in Series A funding to help create supply chain efficiencies in the energy industry.



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