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Top Stories of the Week
New report provides fresh data on familiar diversity problems in Canadian VC(BETAKIT)
Of the 300 VC firms and corporate venture arms surveyed, only 11 percent of partners were female, and only 18 percent of employees identified as visible minorities.
How ACTO created 30x revenue growth with the right international expansion strategy(BETAKIT)
For Toronto-based ACTO, expanding to the US led to a 30x increase in revenue growth. Here’s how the company made the call, and why it worked.
CTRL Labs acquires North’s patents for Myo armband technology(BETAKIT)
New York-based CTRL Labs is working on a device that can translate electrical muscle impulses into digital signals.
Shawn Cadeau, Sara Cooper join Jobber's executive team(BETAKIT)
Cadeau will come on as the company’s new chief revenue officer, while Cooper will join as vice president of people.
Low Carbon Cities Canada invests $58M into cleantech hubs (Read here)
EnergyX receives $500,000 (Read here)
Cancode gives First Robotics $1.4M (Read here)
Sensibill raises $41M (Read here)
Alayacare raises $51M (Read here)
Five Canadian cities with highest volume of investment dollars and deals in 2018(BETAKIT)
PwC broke down the Canadian cities that saw the highest volume of dollars and deals in 2018: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and Calgary.
Ask an Investor: How can I create optionality after I get an acquisition offer?(BETAKIT)
No matter what stage your business is in, optionality is something you can be proactively driving towards before an acquisition comes your way.
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