Canadian startup news of the week (3/07/21)

WOMEN IN TECH

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


An incomplete list of Canadian tech events, programs, and organizations supporting women's initiatives

Each International Women’s Day, BetaKit seeks to highlight and amplify conversations, resources, and individuals in the Canadian tech ecosystem supporting women’s initiatives.


Snapcommerce secures $107 million to build a mobile commerce leader

The round was led by longtime Snapcommerce investor Inovia Capital through its Growth Fund I, with international private equity firm Lion Capital joining as co-lead.


Wealthsimple sells US book of business to Betterment as company claims renewed focus on Canada

Wealthsimple is set to transfer all of its existing US-based customer accounts to Betterment by June.


FinTechs on the fence as Interac chosen for Canada's real-time payments provider

Canada has long lagged behind similar markets when it comes to payments innovation.


General Assembly Pizza files preliminary prospectus to go public via the TSXV

Filings dated February 26 show that GA Pizza has filed a non-offering preliminary prospectus and is applying to list in the TSXV.


Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs


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CAN NEW TECH MAKE BUYING A HOME LESS TERRIBLE?

Bōde Canada CEO Robert Price joins to explain how COVID-19 and the shift to remote work made some Canadian real estate markets red hot and others ice cold.


UNDERSTANDING CANADIAN TECH’S LEADERSHIP TURNOVER

The Globe and Mail’s Sean Silcoff and BetaKit Associate Editor Meagan Simpson join to discuss recent leadership turnover at Shopify, Top Hat, Real Ventures, FreshBooks, and more.


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