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Top Stories of the Week
Nearing the first close of his $500 million private equity fund, Maverix's John Ruffolo wants to help build "another 10 Shopifys"(BETAKIT)
In an interview, Ruffolo said Maverix has closed a “substantial chunk” of its target, though did not disclose exact numbers.
Vendasta files for public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange(BETAKIT)
Vendasta has yet to price the offering. It is set to be listed on the TSX under the symbol ‘VND.’
Inovia Capital raises $450 million Growth Fund II to find another Lightspeed(BETAKIT)
The new fund exceeds Inovia’s target raise of $400 million and brings the firm’s total capital under management to more than $1.5 billion USD.
Revolut leaving Canadian market(BETAKIT)
In an email shared with Revolut Canada beta users and obtained by BetaKit, the company stated it is “discontinuing [the] Revolut Canadian beta from March 15, 2021.”
As the federal government prepares a new BC RDA, Kelowna-area groups lobby for attention(BETAKIT)
“This is a good sign they’re realizing, ‘okay, we need to focus on BC and put boots on the ground.’”
Sobey family connection might help new LongShot Capital hit with early-stage startups(BETAKIT)
With a network that includes the Sobey family, LongShot may just be able to attract larger amounts of capital and limited partners (LPs) for future funds.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Greensoil PropTech Ventures secures $50 USD seed round (Read here)
Livescale raises $2.5M (Read here)
Axonify acquires MLevel (Read here)
Brim Financial raises $25M (Read here)
NuRobotics receives $1M in funding (Read here)
Launchtrip raises $4.7M in funding (Read here)
Maropost acquires Neto (Read here)
AppDirect lands $54.8M loan (Read here)
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THE NEW BATTLEFRONT BETWEEN SHOPIFY AND AMAZON(BETAKIT)
“Our expectations as consumers have fundamentally shifted. There’s a new gold standard in town.”
INTERAXON KNOWS WHAT THE PANDEMIC DID TO OUR BRAINS(BETAKIT)
InteraXon founder Ariel Garten joins to share insights gained from reading people’s (anonymized) brainwaves during a pandemic.
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