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Ada Support lays off 23 percent of staff amid uncertainty caused by pandemic

Ada Support has permanently laid off 36 full-time employees, representing just under one-quarter of the company.


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Global Online Startup Weekend: Unite to Fight Covid-19

“We’re partnering with Techstars Accelerator to host an Online Startup Weekend innovators around the world to tackle COVID-19-related solutions.”
Adam Nanjee, Microsoft for Startups


TechCrunch

Otter.ai’s newest feature offers live, interactive transcripts of your Zoom meetings

Real-time voice transcription service Otter.ai is adding new functionality that will aid home school students and work-from-home employees alike.


Peak.AI raises $12 million to bolster enterprise AI adoption

Peak.AI, a startup developing AI solutions for enterprise customers, has announced that it has raised $12 million in extended series A funding.


BetaKit

Eddy Travels adds $912,000 CAD to pre-seed round to create features helping travellers during pandemic

Eddy Travels, which has created a virtual travel bot to help consumers find deals on flights and hotels, has added $912,000 CAD to its pre-seed round.


AI and digital health startup MyndYou raises $4 million

The Tel Aviv and New York-based company also announced a partnership with ALCA, an American association of caregivers for the elderly, to provide members with tools to monitor patients remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.


TechCrunch

Unlearn.AI nabs $12M to build “digital twins” to speed up and improve clinical trials

The round is being led by 8VC with previous investors DCVC, DCVC Bio and Mubadala Capital Ventures also participating.


BetaKit

Proptech startup Honestdoor raises $500,000 in first round of funding

Honestdoor, an Edmonton-based proptech startup, has raised $500,000 in its first round of funding.


The surge of sensationalist COVID-19 AI research

Dealing with a pandemic — as significant as it is — does not suspend basic scientific principles.


Doctors are using AI to triage covid-19 patients. The tools may be here to stay

Faced with staff shortages and overwhelming patient loads, a growing number of hospitals are turning to automated tools to help them manage the pandemic.


BetaKit

Tech reaction mixed to increased scrutiny on foreign investments as overseas buyers express interest

Members of Canada’s tech community are reacting to the federal decision to tighten oversight of foreign investments into Canadian companies during COVID-19.


Security startup Randori raises $20M to help enterprises hack themselves

Since coming online in 2018, Randori has raised more than $29 million from investors and picked up dozens of customers, including VMware Inc.’s Carbon Black cybersecurity division.



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