Canadian startup news of the week (10/06/19)

Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Top Stories of the Week


Communitech CEO Iain Klugman to step down in 2021

Klugman is set to leave as CEO and president on January 31, 2021, which will mark the official end of his current term with Communitech.


Family, friends campaign to help find UofT professor missing after Himalayas avalanche

“[Wittek] is, in essence, an adventurer. He has scaled many peaks, done ground-breaking research and explored the world.”


The casualties of moving fast and breaking things

Everyone thinks of themselves as the good guy, as the hero of the story. But good intentions aren’t enough.


Startup Milestones


Must Reads

pwc

Five Canadian cities with highest volume of investment dollars and deals in 2018

PwC broke down the Canadian cities that saw the highest volume of dollars and deals in 2018: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and Calgary.


BetaKit

Ask an Investor: How can I create optionality after I get an acquisition offer?

No matter what stage your business is in, optionality is something you can be proactively driving towards before an acquisition comes your way.

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