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Behavox to increase Canadian presence with plans to open a 400-person Montreal office (BETAKIT)
New York’s Behavox has significantly boosted its Canadian presence, opening a larger base of operations in Montreal.
What your startup can learn from the Navy SEALs
In these unprecedented times, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. BetaKit has teamed up with Microsoft for Startups on a new series called Just One Thing, where startup founders and tech leaders share the ‘one thing’ they want the next generation of entrepreneurs to learn.
Google brings its AI-powered SmartReply feature to YouTube (TECHCRUNCH)
The feature is being rolled out to YouTube Studio, the online dashboard creators use to manage their YouTube presence, check their stats, grow their channels and engage fans.
NextBillion.ai, a 6-month-old startup founded by the brains behind Grab Maps, raises US$7M Series A (E27)
Its product nextbillionmaps provides customizable features such as routing and navigation, matrix calculation, and map data curation.
Marketing analytics startup StrategyBox raises $2 million in seed funding (BETAKIT)
Vancouver-based StrategyBox has closed a $2 million seed round from Fuel Ventures to fund new marketing features and platforms.
Lemonade IPO shows the power of AI (FORBES)
After a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPO market has come roaring back.
Menten AI’s combination of buzzword bingo brings AI and quantum computing to drug discovery (TECHCRUNCH)
Menten AI’s pitch to investors was the combination of quantum computing and machine learning to discover new drugs that sit between small molecules and large biologics, according to the company’s co-founder Hans Melo.
Study by U of T alumna sheds light on gender gap in AI field (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)
Women currently make up 22 per cent of global AI professionals, with that proportion oscillating between 21 per cent and 23 per cent over a four-year trend, according to a 2018 report by the World Economic Forum.
Federal government extends commercial rent relief program through July (BETAKIT)
The federal government has extended the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program by one month.
Are we making spacecraft too autonomous? (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)
Software is making it easier than ever to travel through space, but autonomous technologies could backfire if every glitch and error isn’t removed.
UK deep tech startups raise $3.3 billion, investors eye boom (BUSINESS INSIDER)
UK investors bet on a deep tech boom after startups across automation, AI, and quantum computing raise $3.3 billion.