Canadian startup news of the week (09/24/17)

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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder of theBoardlist

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Top Stories of the Week

theBoardlist releases list highlighting top Canadian women in tech(BETAKIT)

The organization also released a list of women leading in Silicon Valley.

PayPal Canada market development lead Alex Peh joins RBC as VP of innovation(BETAKIT)

Peh has a significant presence supporting Canadian startups and the broader tech ecosystem.

CareGuide taps into Silicon Valley Bank as it eyes more acquisitions(BETAKIT)

The funding comes as CareGuide hits $5 million ARR and 596% revenue growth.

Startup Milestones

  • Slack confirms $250 million USD raise from SoftBank to expand service in Japan (Read here)

  • Vancouver-based Biba raises $1.3 million to bring AR to playgrounds (Read here)

  • Manifold launches out of stealth with $18.5 million Series A (Read here)

  • Flipd raises funding from Ryerson Futures, Figure 1 founders (Read here)

  • ScribbleLive acquires ion interactive to expand its content creation platform (Read here)

Must Reads

Canada’s strong AI talent could attract more corporate VC funding(BETAKIT)

PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.

Ask an Investor: What should I look for in a strategic investor?(BETAKIT)

If you can align interests, there can be massive benefits for both sides of a strategic investment.

CanCon Podcast Ep. 86: New Apple hardware, Tesla software + IPO 2.0

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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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