Canadian startup news of the week (3/1/20)

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


Inside Planswell’s messy relaunch, three months after bankruptcy

The relaunch comes less than four months after a much-publicized shut down on November 4, following public accusations of sexual harassment of a former employee by a Planswell co-founder.


Georgian Partners raises first Canadian venture fund valued at over $1 billion CAD

The firm has backed Canadian startups like Top Hat, Shopify, FreshBooks, and Ritual.


Alberta Budget 2020 strikes similar chord for provinces’ tech sector

The provincial government is still awaiting a full report from an expert panel that was formed in December to advise on how to draw capital to the province’s tech sector.


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SIX SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TRENDS FOR TECH COMPANIES IN 2020

CSR, once reserved for established companies, is becoming more important at an earlier stage.


FOUR PREDICTIONS FOR CANADIAN TECH HIRING IN 2020

More and more, investors are pushing tech companies to set up shop in Toronto, Vancouver, and plenty of places in-between


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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