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Top Stories of the Week
Reports provide snapshot on how small businesses are faring as Canada reopens from COVID-19(BETAKIT)
As governments turn their attention toward restarting the economy, new reports have revealed that businesses across the country are still facing a number of hurdles.
The filings from the OSC also allege that Coinsquare took “reprisal” against an employee whistleblower for repeatedly raising concerns.
Ottawa, Calgary gain momentum in CBRE North American top tech talent report as Toronto falls one spot to fourth(BETAKIT)
“Toronto continues to be near the front of a very competitive pack.”
The Ontario government’s new IP team will consist of the same members of the expert panel that released the February report.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Foodee raises $13M in funding and acquires Chewse (Read here)
Untether AI closes additional $9.4M (Read here)
Bridgit raises $9.4M in funding (Read here)
Foxquilt raises $3.5M (Read here)
Swyft closes $3M funding round (Read here)
Intelligent Imaging Systems and Drivewyze close $81.7M in funding (Read here)
Willful raises $800,000 in seed financing (Read here)
GoSecure raises $27M Series E (Read here)
BuyBack Booth secures $5.2M in seed funding (Read here)
Orpyx raises $7.6M Series A (Read here)
Mednow.ca raises $6.5M seed round (Read here)
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Willful is a Toronto-based startup that helps people easily create a legal will. Not the sexiest of startups in normal times, but these are not normal times.
Somehow we’re halfway through 2020. Anyone else need a break?
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