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Top Stories of the Week
Trudeau government commits additional $600 million in COVID-19 relief for small, medium-sized businesses(BETAKIT)
The funding, a government source confirmed to BetaKit, is additional capital for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), to be distributed through RDAs and the Community Futures Network.
Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke announced the news in a blog post released Tuesday.
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York made its decision on September 30.
Snaptravel’s founders are venturing outside of the world of hotel and flight bookings to bring the startup’s model to other e-commerce verticals.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Appnovation raises $11.6M Series B (Read here)
Busbud raises $15M Series C (Read here)
Thinkific raises $22M (Read here)
Attendease raises $1M investment facility (Read here)
Replica Analytics raises $1M pre-seed round (Read here)
HealthTech Connex raises $2M from BDC Capital (Read here)
Properly receives $100M in financing (Read here)
University of Toronto receives $250M donation (Read here)
Ownr acquires Founder (Read here)
Paycor acquires 7Geese (Read here)
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