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Top Stories of the Week
Hubba adds former Amazon lead as CTO(BETAKIT)
Hubba CEO Ben Zifkin said Desh Singh will help in two ways: optimizing Hubba’s data, and building an engineering culture that can scale.
Uppercase helps online brands expand into physical retail.
Kira Systems’ platform uses machine learning to automate contract analysis for law firms.
“The province of Québec has been, over the last few years, right in the middle of some tech developments in specific sectors.”
Fine jewelry ecommerce startup Mejuri raises $5 million to open physical stores (Read here)
Skritswap raises $657,000 CAD pre-seed round to eliminate jargon (Read here)
EnergyX Solutions raises $1.3 million for US expansion (Read here)
Second Closet raises $2.04 million, plans Vancouver expansion (Read here)
Flexiti closes $80 million mezzanine debt facility (Read here)
Mojio partners with MetroPCS to power its connected car solution (Read here)
For the first time ever, Calgary was a top five Canadian tech market by deal volume in Q2 2018.
Your reaction to a VC pass can build or erode your reputation.
Tech productivity tips that actually work (CanCon ep. 128)
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