Canadian startup news of the week (09/23/18)

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Top Stories of the Week

North is Thalmic’s secret smart glasses play(BETAKIT)

Earlier this week, BetaKit reported that Thalmic had been issued multiple patents pertaining to a wearable device utilizing holographic technology.

Panache Ventures adds Prashant Matta as first Toronto partner(BETAKIT)

The venture firm has also expanded its reach in Edmonton; in March, Panache Ventures added on Dan Belostotsky as a venture partner.

Raw Signal Group explains when to mentor, when to coach at #FutureMakers(BETAKIT)

Coaching helps people seeking advice come to a conclusion on their own through conversation.

Startup Milestones

  • Beanworks raises $10.1 million Series B to automate accounting (Read here)

  • Keela raises $1.53 million to build non-profit tech (Read here)

  • DarwinAI raises $3.9 million CAD to help devs design neural networks (Read here)

  • Brizi raises $2.5 million to bring jumbotrons to smartphones (Read here)

  • Coinsquare’s Coincapital launches two ETFs on the TSX (Read here)

  • L-SPARK launches accelerator with BlackBerry QNX (Read here)

Must Reads

Calgary converting economic downturn into tech opportunity(BETAKIT)

For the first time ever, Calgary was a top five Canadian tech market by deal volume in Q2 2018.

Ask an Investor: What are the different types of investors?(BETAKIT)

Knowing beforehand the types of actors out there may affect your approach to fundraising.

Tech productivity tips that actually work (CanCon ep. 128)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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