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Top Stories of the Week
“It’s clear something needs to change when the majority of legal problems don’t receive legal assistance.”
Alberta review panel recommends boosting competitiveness, alongside $600 million cut, no new spending
Alberta’s Blue Ribbon panel on the province’s finances has publicly released its findings and a set of recommendations.
Limited partners for Build Ventures II include the various government investors as well as a number of undisclosed private sector investors.
BetaKit spoke with the incoming CEO, who outlined the company’s roadmap over the next 12 months.
My Intelligent Machines closes a $2.6M seed round (Read here)
TheScore secures $40M (Read here)
Terramera raises $59.5M (Read here)
PayBright raises $34M in growth equity (Read here)
Gemba Software Solutions secures $2.9M investment (Read here)
Rockport Networks receives $12M investment (Read here)
Nectar raises $1.1M seed round (Read here)
BooknBrunch wins $30,000 at pitch competition (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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