Canadian startup news of the week (04/22/18)

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Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Top Stories of the Week

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Techstars Toronto hosts first Demo Day

Techstars’ first-ever Toronto Demo Day featured refined pitches and lots of spectacle.


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How entrepreneurs can take care of their mental health

You cannot reduce stress, but you can build a menu of strategies that mitigate it.


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Al Gore headlines Elevate Techfest lineup

Other notables include Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd, Cloudflare’s Michelle Zatlyn, and Casa Verde Capital’s Karan Wadhera.


Startup Milestones

  • GoWrench raises $525,000 for at-home mechanic service platform (Read here)

  • TunnelBear launches RememBear password manager (Read here)

  • MediSeen raises $1.1M to bring healthcare to the home (Read here)

  • XpertSea raises $10 million to help farms use tech to track aquacultures (Read here)

  • Instant Financial raises $14.3 million CAD Series A to help shift workers get paid faster (Read here)

  • Mogo receives approval to list on the NASDAQ (Read here)

  • Magnet Forensics partners with Child Rescue Coalition to combat child exploitation (Read here)


Must Reads

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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.


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Ask an Investor: How should I think about press coverage?

Are you reaching the correct audience and sending them the right message?


CanCon Podcast Ep. 111: Why are there so few women in Canadian VC?

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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.