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

Toronto

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Top Stories of the Week

BetaKit

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

Green will start at the company on April 23.


BetaKit

Bilal Khan out as OneEleven CEO

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


BetaKit

Bet on Collision coming to Toronto in 2019

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


BetaKit

Former Google and RIM execs join iNovia as general partners

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

healthtech

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

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


BetaKit

Ask an Investor: Should I give my advisors equity?

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

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.