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Top Stories of the Week
The second quarter of 2020 saw $1.66 billion in venture capital invested across 145 deals, a 23 percent year-over-year increase and more than double the amount invested in the first quarter of 2020 ($818 million).
As Ethereum turns five, the world's second biggest crypto platform aims to tackle long-standing challenges(BETAKIT)
Although it is now a global phenomenon, Ethereum’s roots are in Canada, where a significant portion of its early development took place.
CEO Sebastien Gendron said the startup estimates the total cost of the project to be between $6 and $10 billion.
Top Hat, which offers an active learning platform, has focused this year on pursuing its strategy of bringing “traditional publishers into the digital age.”
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Wrapbook raises $4.7 million CAD seed round (Read here)
Breathe Life raises $11.5M (Read here)
SeamlessMD raises $4M Series A (Read here)
ACTO announces $11.5M USD Series A (Read here)
AlayaCare secures $15M debt facility (Read here)
Verto Health raises $2M seed round (Read here)
Dispatch Coffee raises $1.26M seed round (Read here)
Cloud DX receives up to $300,000 from NRC IRAP (Read here)
KitchenMate raises $3.5M seed round (Read here)
FedDev Ontario invests $281,600 in ELLA (Read here)
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Ami Shah joins to discuss the tough decisions parents and teachers currently face, and how startups can support an educational system in limbo.
“There’s this asterisk attached to everybody’s answers right now, because they reserve the right to revise them all in a week.”
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