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Top Stories of the Week
The company operates in 300 American cities, and this is its first expansion outside the US.
More women executives lead to more women on boards lead to more women founders lead to moving the dial.
Bait-and-switch of a Canadian dream(BETAKIT)
“While we are panicking about the so-called skills gap, we are squandering a highly trained and ready-to-work labour pool.”
Viviplan receives $65,000 from BMO-DMZ FinTech accelerator Demo Day (Read here)
After $4.5 million seed round, Adeptmind launches to help retailers with accurate online search (Read here)
With a $5 million Series A, Nudge Rewards wants to gamify employee performance across North America (Read here)
Calgary-based chata.ai raises $2.5 million to debut assistant for accountants (Read here)
Element AI launches $57 million AI fund with SK Telecom, Hyundai (Read here)
PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.
A guide for founders thinking about hiring an agent to help them connect with VCs.