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Top Stories of the Week
In speaking with BetaKit, interim CEO Steve Adams said the MessageHopper team has been shocked by the loss of its leader.
Breather CEO acknowledges overspending, outlines path to profitability in internal video following company layoffs(BETAKIT)
Breather has spent $120 million USD of the company’s $122 million publicly disclosed venture funding, BetaKit has learned.
BetaKit spoke with Shah about his decision to leave Velocity, plus his time at the entrepreneurial hub.
This marks the largest-ever round of venture-backed funding for a medical bioprinting company, globally.
e-Zn raises $3.4M seed round (Read here)
Fusion Genomics receives $1M (Read here)
Lightspeed acquires Gastrofix (Read here)
AlayaCare closes $47.9M Series C (Read here)
Deep Genomics raises $40M Series B (Read here)
20 Things We Learned from Junction(BESSIEBOX)
Bessie survived Platform Calgary’s accelerator, and here’s what we learned.
CSR, once reserved for established companies, is becoming more important at an earlier stage.
A cautionary tale of high valuations(BETAKIT)
Talent, delays, product-market fit – out of all these lurking threats, the one that founders have the most control over is company valuation.
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