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Top Stories of the Week
The funding comes through the federal government’s $2 billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. Here’s a roundup of the announcements.
The investments in the first half of 2019 surpassed the previous highest half, H1 2018, which saw $1.7 billion in venture capital investments.
“Shopify has an opportunity to be the protein to Amazon’s virus,” the Stern School of Business professor recently said.
ePACT raises $4.5M (Read here)
BC Tech receives $2.25M (Read here)
Let’s Talk Science receives $1.5 million from CanCode (Read here)
Femmessor receives $5.7M (Read here)
Actua receives $600,000 (Read here)
Innovation Guelph receives $1.9M federal investment (Read here)
Worximity Technology raises $6.25M Series A (Read here)
Entrepreneuriat Laval, EMO3 Inc., Neuro Solutions Group receive $415,000 (Read here)
Harmonic Medical receives more than $2.1M (Read here)
ElectroKinetic Solutions receives close to $2M (Read here)
Interface Fluidics raises $6M Series A (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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