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Top Stories of the Week
Two weeks after Minister Navdeep Bains told BetaKit that extending IRAP IAP “makes a lot of sense,” Canadian tech is calling the program “critical.” A new survey by CCI says 98% of tech CEOs believe the program should be extended.
On Thursday, the Montreal-based company released its financial results for its fiscal first-quarter 2021, which ended June 30, 2020. The company also launched Lightspeed Capital.
The funding includes $59 million in commitments to support clinical trials for COVID-related vaccine treatments, along with $19 million in COVID-19 research projects.
This article shines a light on how SAFEs can be dangerous, the mistakes to avoid, and how entrepreneurs can use them effectively.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Rapid Novor raises $6.6M Series A (Read here)
Medzy secures $2M investment (Read here)
Byta raises $1.9M seed round (Read here)
VodaSafe raises $1.4M in seed financing from Vanedge (Read here)
Clean Works Medical receives $2M investment (Read here)
TouchBistro acquires TableUp (Read here)
Platterz raises $43.8M Series B, rebrands to Thriver (Read here)
Coastal Genomics to be acquired by Yourgene (Read here)
Amii receives $5M from Alberta government (Read here)
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