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Top Stories of the Week
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Candice Faktor argues for elevating bold female stories ahead of the #MoveTheDial report release.
Kindred closes $35.4M Series B from Tencent, launches pilot program with major retailers (Read here)
SkyWatch and Ada Support each take home $50,000 at Communitech Rev Demo Day (Read here)
Postmedia commits to $40 million in Indochino advertising for a cut of revenue (Read here)
BrainStation opens new downtown Vancouver campus (Read here)
Lending Loop hits milestone of providing $10 million in financing (Read here)
PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.
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