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The government hopes the superclusters will grow Canada’s economy by $50 billion over the next 10 years.
The program will take a small group of 12 to 15 candidates through six months of vocational placement.
Canadian Securities Exchange building blockchain-based platform for securities clearing and settlement
“The Canadian Securities Exchange expects to be the first recognized exchange in Canada to introduce a fully developed blockchain platform for trading, clearing and settling tokenized securities,” said Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE.
Ratio.City receives $100,000 from Communitech Fierce Founders Bootcamp Pitch Competition (Read here)
Unsplash raises $6.25 million Series A, will top up with $1 million SimpleTokens (Read here)
Dialogue raises $12 million to push employee healthcare service across Canada (Read here)
Loopio raises $11 million CAD to help enterprises streamline the RFP process (Read here)
Frank And Oak raises $20 million to invest in personalized shopping features (Read here)
Lyft plans expansion to Ottawa (Read here)
Canadian companies raised $3.3 billion CAD across 333 deals in 2017.
“These experienced investors are highly valuable in differentiated ways, but they’re not uniquely American traits.”