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The round was led by CPA Ontario board member Jean Desgagne and several other private investors including the Ontario Centres of Excellence Market Readiness Program.
Sherpa.ai Raises $8.5M In Funding (FINSMES)
The company will use the new funding to accelerate the development of its conversational AI platform and predictive voice-enabled digital assistant for consumers and businesses.
Borrowell says that more than 800,000 Canadians have received their credit score through its service.
Geophy, a real estate appraisal platform that taps artificial intelligence to suss out properties’ true market value, raised the funding from Index Ventures, with participation from Inkef Capital and Hearst Ventures.
For startups that haven’t yet hired an IT person, Electric connects startups that need help with installation or in-person troubleshooting with local vendors.
With the acquisition, Two Hat said it can now provide an all-in-one content moderation solution for social platforms.
Clearcover has developed an API that it seeks to integrate with websites that have the data it needs to figure out which customers are seeking to buy car insurance right now; that includes personal finance apps, automotive websites, and insurance shopping sites.
Blue Prism has released updates to its platform, including an updated marketplace for exchanging connectors to extend the main product, and, in some cases, adding a layer of intelligence.
Disco raises $83M in funding (FINSMES)
Disco, a legal tech startup, raised the funding from Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, The Stephens Group, and venture-debt provided by Comerica.
Ottawa is preparing to open a 16-kilometre test track for autonomous vehicle technologies in the former location of the now-abandoned Ottawa Biotechnology Incubation Centre.
Amazon says open-sourcing Neo-AI will help usher in “new and independent innovations” on a “wide variety” of hardware platforms, from third-party processor vendors and device manufacturers to deep learning practitioners.
Kaia Health’s goal is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver what the founder describes as multimodal, “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided physical exercises, psychological techniques and on tap medical education.