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Top Stories of the Week
Garth Gibson was Carnegie Mellon University’s co-director of its Master of Computational Data Science program.
Participants will reportedly receive startup funding and mentorship.
Yung Wu is MaRS’ new CEO(BETAKIT)
Wu will begin his new role at MaRS on November 1st.
Koho raises $8 million from Portag3 as Paul Desmarais III and Mike Katchen join board (Read here)
Transit raises $5 million with mission to make car ownership obsolete (Read here)
Ritual raises $53 million Series B (Read here)
Zoom.AI acquires SimplyInsight to double down on natural language processing (Read here)
Analytics 4 Life raises $25 million Series B for AI-powered cardiac imaging tech (Read here)
Picniic raises $2 million from Norway-based Telenor (Read here)
PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.
Raising a seed round is almost entirely predicated on the team and the end vision.