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Top Stories of the Week
Garrick Tiplady was most recently CEO of Vemba, and held several senior roles at Rogers Communications.
A report from Sterling’s Best Places did not place Canada in its top 10 contendors for Amazon HQ2. The closest city to the top was Toronto at 12th place.
RBC also announced that it will act as a partner of the Creative Destruction Lab in Montreal.
Overbond enters US market with New York office, platform expansion (Read here)
Nuco receives funding from Ontario to improve digital identity verification (Read here)
Peloton Innovations raises $3 million from Elevate Toronto, Globalive Capital, and TD Ameritrade (Read here)
radient360 raises $3.3 million to help oil and gas companies adopt data analytics (Read here)
HiMama acquires DailyChildcareReport (Read here)
PwC’s Michael Dingle explains what a rise in corporate venture funding means for the Canadian startup ecosystem.
Reference calls are a standard part of a VC diligence process, but you should be careful about who you use as a reference.