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Top Stories of the Week
#Budget2018 includes focus on women entrepreneurs, $572.5 million towards big data strategy(BETAKIT)
The government will provide $105 million over five years for regional development agencies supporting investments in women-led businesses.
“Bitcoin is only the first decentralized incentive platform. There are many other problems we can work together to solve in a similar way.”
The layoffs are around 10 percent of Scribble’s total workforce.
CEO Andy Yang is stepping down and moving to an advisory role.
PointClickCare raises $186 million from Dragoneer (Read here)
Jiffy on Demand raises $3 million to continue US expansion (Read here)
Upchain raises $7.4 million to help companies manage product lifecycles (Read here)
Kanetix partners with Integrate.AI to implement machine learning capabilities (Read here)
Indochino announces strategic investment from Mitsui, new showroom locations (Read here)
BetaKit spoke with PwC’s tech team from cities across Canada, covering standout sectors and what each ecosystem needs to thrive.
You’ve heard the things you should do in a VC pitch – but what are pitfalls to avoid?