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Top Stories of the Week
Sidewalk Labs’ head of urban development Rohit Aggarwala discussed the company’s commitment to protecting individual privacy at a public consultation.
BMO Financial Group will provide the Shorcan Digital Currency Network with banking services as part of the payment and settlement infrastructure.
In order to attract diverse candidates, companies need to put the right policies in place to get them excited about it.
Toronto-based Green Tank Technologies raises $4.3 million from Snoop Dogg (Read here)
CareWorx raises $17 million to help senior care centres track health records (Read here)
CryptoKitties raises $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures (Read here)
With $1.3 million, Finhaven is building a blockchain-powered securities exchange (Read here)
Hootsuite, Shopify among Linkedin’s most sought-after companies in Canada (Read here)
Shopify announces Google Pay integration, improved mobile checkout (Read here)
BetaKit spoke with PwC’s tech team from cities across Canada, covering standout sectors and what each ecosystem needs to thrive.
This week’s question turns the table and focuses not on founders, but investors.