Canadian startup news of the week (2/21/21)

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Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Top Stories of the Week


TWG acquired by Deloitte

TWG is joining and will work alongside the Deloitte Digital team. The Toronto company is also set to remain in its current office space.


Seven Atlantic Canada startups to watch in 2021

Nicole LeBlanc shares her list of Atlantic Canada tech companies that will make significant strides in 2021.


Shopify hits record revenue, profits amid massive year of growth

In the fourth quarter alone, Shopify recorded total revenue of $977.7 million, a 94 percent year-over-year increase.


Boast.ai secures $100 million credit facility to build Clearbanc for R&D tax credits

“We can help our clients take advantage of the R&D tax credits in a much more timely fashion.”


Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs


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BUZZFEED’S CRAIG SILVERMAN SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA NOW (KINDA) WANTS TO BE REGULATED

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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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