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Top Stories of the Week
Since raising its last round, Second Closet has successfully expanded into Vancouver, making its solution available in two of Canada’s largest cities.
The mandate letters confirm a shift in the federal government’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA) program.
The price of the deal was not disclosed, but Rock will be adding the ScribbleLive’s content marketing platforms Visual.ly and Ion Interactive to its existing portfolio.
The move comes at the end of a busy year for the online entertainment platform company, which has seen significant international growth.
Montréal’s Nuvei raises $358M (Read here)
Valent Low-Carbon Technologies raises $30M (Read here)
Riipen raises $5M pre-Series A (Read here)
Uploadcare acquires Blinkloader (Read here)
InterGen Capital receives $1M (Read here)
FlexPay raises $6M (Read here)
Alyssa Atkins: #BetaKit1on1(TWITTER)
Alyssa Atkins, founder & CEO of Lilia, shares the most common way a startup can die in this #BetaKit1on1.
CSR, once reserved for established companies, is becoming more important at an earlier stage.
A cautionary tale of high valuations(BETAKIT)
Talent, delays, product-market fit – out of all these lurking threats, the one that founders have the most control over is company valuation.
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