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Top Stories of the Week
CEO Derrick Fung called Drop a company that was built in a world where, unlike most of its competitor rewards programs, it went straight to mobile.
A switch-up in leadership within the Government of Alberta has led to the suspension of several tech and innovation programs for the province.
YC’s summer 2019 cohort was comprised of 197 companies overall, which pitched to investors over the course of two days.
“This project … will drive innovation in the treatment of diseases and genetic disorders.”
Springboard Atlantic receives $9.6M (Read here)
Sample receives $1M (Read here)
Praemo raises $3.5M (Read here)
GHGSat receives $3.3M (Read here)
Quber raises $450,000 (Read here)
Innovation Guelph receives $1.9M federal investment (Read here)
Jibestream acquired by Inpixon (Read here)
PwC broke down the Canadian cities that saw the highest volume of dollars and deals in 2018: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and Calgary.
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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