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Top Stories of the Week
Lightspeed CEO sets sights on growing omnichannel, payment offerings with NYSE listing(BETAKIT)
Following the Montreal company’s official listing on the NYSE on Friday morning, BetaKit spoke with Lightspeed founder and CEO Dax Dasilva who discussed the “moment of opportunity” he sees for his company.
Canadian government announces $128 million Black Entrepreneurship Program(BETAKIT)
The Black Entrepreneurship Program will focus on providing funding and resources to Black entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners.
US private equity firm Providence Strategic Growth takes majority stake in Wagepoint(BETAKIT)
The transaction also included a strategic growth investment of $10 million in primary capital to fuel Wagepoint’s growth.
Interac's Debbie Gamble and futurist Amy Webb talk shifting tech trends September 17(BETAKIT)
Interac will host futurist Amy Webb in an online event on September 17. The event is free of charge to all who wish to attend.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
Athennian announces $10M in financing (Read here)
Brightspark Ventures closes $60M (Read here)
Salesforce to acquire Mobify (Read here)
ACTO acquires Scrimmage (Read here)
BinSentry closes $10M Series A round (Read here)
Klue raises $19.7M Series A (Read here)
Brüush raises $6.5M Series A (Read here)
Effenco Development raises $10M (Read here)
GHGSat raises $39.5M in Series B financing (Read here)
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GOLDEN VENTURES PARTNER AMEET SHAH EXPLAINS THE CURRENTLY “HOT” VC MARKET(BETAKIT)
Ameet Shah, Partner at Golden Ventures, joins to discuss rising dealflow, shifting round focus, and increasing interest from US VC’s in the Canadian tech ecosystem.
PEEKAPAK CEO EXPLAINS HOW STARTUPS ARE SUPPORTING BACK TO SCHOOL(BETAKIT)
Ami Shah joins to discuss the tough decisions parents and teachers currently face, and how startups can support an educational system in limbo.
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