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Top Stories of the Week
BC Tech Association, the non-profit dedicated to growing the province’s tech ecosystem, called out the budget for its lack of new funding.
Shopify is the 21st company to join the association, and the second Canadian company, after Creative Destruction Lab (CDL).
Lambda scandal emphasizes need for education industry to innovate responsibly and transparently(BETAKIT)
Criticisms have questioned Lambda’s course quality, instructor qualifications, hidden financing deals, and low job-outcome rates.
ClaroNav raises $2M (Read here)
Appili Therapeutics closes public offering of $10.25M (Read here)
PocketPills closes $7.35M Series A (Read here)
Briza raises $3M (Read here)
Conquest Planning raises $3M seed round (Read here)
IntelliGO Networks acquired by ActZero (Read here)
Symon.AI acquired by Varicent (Read here)
Semios raises $100M (Read here)
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