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Earlier this year, the company raised a $125 million CAD credit facility from Brevet Capital in order to provide companies with up-front loans for their government research and development (R&D) tax credits.
The Nissan-backed startup did not disclose the sum raised but said it totalled “hundreds of millions” of dollars from venture capital investors.
On the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and Dr. Michael Gilbert talk about food insecurity, and how tech is tackling the challenge.
Shares in chip maker Alphawave IP slumped on its trading debut, after the Canadian company raised £856 million ($1.2 billion) in its London initial public offering.
Google plans to double AI ethics research staff (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Google announced in February that Ms. Croak would lead the AI ethics group after it fired the division’s co-head, Margaret Mitchell, for allegedly sharing internal documents with people outside the company.
Xero Canada Country Manager Faye Pang shares advice for how startups can find new revenue streams from both new and existing customers.
BlackBerry expands partnership with University of Waterloo to support students, R&D, commercialization (BETAKIT)
BlackBerry said the expanded partnership aims to “fast-track the development of research and technology into market-ready products.”
At the Boston-based startup, Majmudar will be using technology to tackle some of the most complex patients with multiple chronic conditions.
The Swedish electric self-driving truck company says there is a business case for 30-40% of the trucking market to go electric immediately.
Volta CEO Martha Casey said the program’s success will be evaluated primarily based on growth goals set in a consultative process with participants.
The solution hit upon by Facebook researchers is essentially — and wouldn’t we all like to have this ability — to tell itself how long it needs to remember a piece of data when it evaluates it to begin with.
American Express Canada VP Paul Roman explains why many Canadian small business owners are still in “survival mode.”