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Top Stories of the Week
Inside Planswell’s messy relaunch, three months after bankruptcy(BETAKIT)
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(BETAKIT)
The firm has backed Canadian startups like Top Hat, Shopify, FreshBooks, and Ritual.
Alberta Budget 2020 strikes similar chord for provinces’ tech sector(BETAKIT)
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.
RainStick Shower and HyIvy Health – $100,000 (Read here)
RBC Ventures acquires Dr. Bill (Read here)
Transatlantic AI initiative – $10M (Read here)
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FOUR PREDICTIONS FOR CANADIAN TECH HIRING IN 2020(BETAKIT)
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