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Top Stories of the Week
This year features 13 companies that have achieved the unicorn or centurion milestone.
“We need to stop looking at the issue of women in STEM as quota-filling.” Jennifer Flanagan’s response to a Globe and Mail op-ed.
Germany and Australia were also at the top of the list.
The framework lists best practices for building an internal survey, like conducting the survey anonymously and breaking down demographics by a variety of factors.
Auvik Networks raises $15 million Series B to help small businesses build IT networks (Read here)
Voices.com acquires talent management platform Voicebank.net (Read here)
TickSmith raises $2 million to commercialize financial data analytics platform (Read here)
FutureVault appoints former YEXT executive as CRO (Read here)
Vancouver-based cognitiveVR, Halifax-based Imposium selected to join Verizon Ventures’ Media Tech Venture Studio (Read here)
In this #BetaKit1on1 (powered by PwC Tech), Sampler CEO and founder Marie Chevrier tells young entrepreneurs to just go for it.
An informed decision on whether or not to seek venture capital must also involve weighing your alternatives.