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Top Stories of the Week
Multiple sources familiar with the process told BetaKit that Oxford is no longer entertaining proposals from other interested parties. BetaKit broke the news about the proposal process on Tuesday.
Wave, which was acquired last year by H&R Block for $537 million CAD, is touting the new offering as the “future of small business banking.”
Coinsquare CEO says company was contacted about potential data breach affecting thousands of users last year
“There were indications given by this person saying that they had thousands but we had no reason to believe that was true.”
More than 4,200 companies from across the country applied to the federal COVID-19 relief program.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Lane raises $10M Series A (Read here)
Digital Main Street receives $57M from federal goverment (Read here)
jSonar raises $50M USD (Read here)
ICwhatUC closes $680,000 pre-seed round (Read here)
Emma raises $543,000 seed round (Read here)
Invixium raises $3M (Read here)
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