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Top Stories of the Week
Shopify has let go of its chief marketing officer Jeff Weiser, in a move that will see the e-commerce giant restructure its marketing department and strategy, BetaKit has learned.
Google is expanding its Canadian presence with the opening of three new offices.
The accelerator will be the tech giant’s first in Canada and the 12th globally.
Microsoft and Invest Ottawa announced a joint partnership to support public sector startups in the nation’s capital.
AlayaCare acquires Arrow Solutions (Read here)
Square acquires Dessa (Read here)
Ambyint raises $19.9M Series B (Read here)
Inkblot Therapy raises $1M (Read here)
UrtheCast closes $2M (Read here)
Screenfluence raises $960,000 (Read here)
Top Hat raises $72M Series D (Read here)
BenchSci raises $29M Series B (Read here)
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