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Top Stories of the Week
Power Financial, IGM Financial, and Great-West Lifeco. are returning as anchor investors in this fund.
The new office will be focused on investing in early-stage AI companies.
OpenText said the acquisition would help it target sectors like life sciences and healthcare.
With the Muse 2, InteraXon believes it can deliver on the promise of its original brain-sensing headband for a wider range of people.
Canadian-founded Circle Medical raises $3.5 million (Read here)
CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs raises $19 million CAD (Read here)
Home maintenance startup Setter raises $10 million (Read here)
General Fusion raises $49.3 million to develop clean alternative for power generation (Read here)
theScore raising $8.5 million through private placement (Read here)
Digital health platform Think Research raises $25 million (Read here)
Validere raises $7 million to help oil and gas companies track product quality (Read here)
Looking back over eight quarters, Q3 2018 is the only quarter where VC activity in Canada didn’t increase year-over-year.
As CEO, you should conduct exit interviews with every employee who’s leaving your firm.
Can Canada compete globally in food tech? | CanCon ep. 133
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