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Top Stories of the Week
Joelle Pineau, the co-director of McGill University’s Reasoning and Learning Lab, will lead the lab.
The announcement was made during Elevate Toronto.
In choosing the BetaKit Spotlight selectees, we kept in mind one of Elevate Toronto’s core values: “diversity is our strength.”
This would mark the company’s first foray outside of the US since its launch in 2012.
Sam:) acquired by New York-based AI chatbot Hugging Face (Read here)
Vancouver-based Foodee raises $10 million to continue North American expansion (Read here)
Diagram raises additional $5M, adds PasswordBox founders to team after proving market fit (Read here)
DeepLearni.ng raises $9 million Series A to bring AI to enterprise (Read here)
Shopify launches app allowing merchants to create QR codes (Read here)
Enterprises need to find strategic ways to collaborate with new AI companies.
Just like the role of a founder morphs, the role of a VC changes throughout the life of a startup.