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Top Stories of the Week
The Microsoft Reactor launch follows Techstars and Collision staking claims in Toronto.
“In a highly competitive global marketplace, no nation can afford to rest on its laurels.”
Bergen told BetaKit that the open letter is meant to start a conversation between Canadian tech leaders and whichever political party forms government.
Convictional raises $3M seed round (Read here)
Voilà! receives nearly $3M investment (Read here)
Voyager Capital closes $130M of its fifth venture fund (Read here)
BMO invests $5M in new University of Toronto lab (Read here)
PwC broke down the Canadian cities that saw the highest volume of dollars and deals in 2018: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and Calgary.
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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