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Top Stories of the Week
“We have nothing more to add and our statement speaks for itself,” an Oxford Properties spokesperson told BetaKit.
Wattpad's Allen Lau on lessons from surviving the dot-com bubble, SARS, and the financial crises(BETAKIT)
Wattpad’s co-founder and CEO provides six lessons to today’s entrepreneurs tasked with navigating COVID-19.
Canada’s Department of Finance has delayed its consultation on open banking until the “Fall at the earliest,” BetaKit has learned.
The report found that innovation companies create an outsized share of new jobs and grow at a much faster rate than the overall economy.
Montréal-based early-stage venture capital firm Real Ventures has appointed Hamzah Nassif as the venture capital firm’s second partner based in Toronto.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Ayogo Health raises $7.5M Series B (Read here)
Provision Analytics raises $3.2M (Read here)
Ackroo adds $1M from BDC Capital (Read here)
Obie.ai closes $1M (Read here)
BrainBox AI raises $12M pre-Series A round (Read here)
Perimeter Medical Imaging receives $10.4M grant (Read here)
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Luke Vigeant (Inkblot Therapy) and Brett Belchetz (Maple) share how their telehealth startups changed before and after COVID-19.
“When COVID-19 hit, I just had this clarity that I needed to go into this crisis mode of a Telehealth solution.”
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