Canadian startup news of the week (04/15/18)


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Top Stories of the Week

Malgosia Green departs Top Hat to take on role as Plenty of Fish CEO(BETAKIT)

Green will start at the company on April 23.

Bilal Khan out as OneEleven CEO(BETAKIT)

Starting as the founding managing director of OneEleven, Khan has been with the tech hub since its launch in 2013.

Bet on Collision coming to Toronto in 2019(BETAKIT)

Toronto: expect 20,000+ tech visitors in May of next year. BetaKit sources expect an official announcement to come shortly.

Former Google and RIM execs join iNovia as general partners(BETAKIT)

Patrick Pichette and Dennis Kavelman are joining the team.

Startup Milestones

  • ATB Financial teams up with the University of Alberta to further research AI (Read here)

  • Zoom.AI raises $3.1 million seed extension to expand solution into Europe (Read here)

  • Akira founder moves from healthtech to launch Newton cryptocurrency trading platform (Read here)

  • Thalmic announces new headquarters as it hits 350 employees (Read here)

  • Bunz launches rewards program, calls it a cryptocurrency (Read here)

Must Reads

Canadian startup funding in 2017: A city-by-city ecosystem review(BETAKIT)

BetaKit spoke with PwC’s tech team from cities across Canada, covering standout sectors and what each ecosystem needs to thrive.

Ask an Investor: Should I give my advisors equity?(BETAKIT)

Building a win-win relationship with an advisor isn’t always straightforward.

CanCon Podcast Ep. 110: Everything Facebook’s Done Wrong

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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