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Top Stories of the Week
“We have the ability to tap a really incredible and high-achieving alumni community,” said Matthew Lombardi, OneEleven’s managing director.
The three-year-old startup closed a $64 million CAD Series B round this summer led by Peter Thiel-backed Valar Ventures, which also led Neo’s Series A financing.
Though the program has always accepted companies from outside of Canada, most of Techstars Toronto’s spring 2021 cohort companies were founded in other countries.
Juno founder and CEO Heather Payne shares her experience building her Bootcamp and its journey of offering Income Share Agreements (ISAs) for students.
Earlier this year, Dooly raised an $80 million USD Series B round and Botpress, which secured $15 million in Series A financing earlier this year, both of which were supported by Silicon Valley investors.
Shopify announced its first-ever $1 billion revenue quarter in July.
The firm’s portfolio includes self-driving startup Waabi, which emerged from stealth this June with over $100 million CAD in initial capital.
Latest Funding, Acquisitions, and Layoffs
NEL – SMRT1 – $484K (read more)
VAN – AbCellera acquires TetraGenetics (read more)
CAL – CruxOCM – $7.6M (read more)
WAT – Magnet Forensics acquires DME Forensics (read more)
TOR – Millions.co – $12.6M (read more)
TOR – Foxquilt – $8M (read more)
TOR – MedStack – $3.93M (read more)
TOR – Private AI – $3.15M (read more)
TOR – CarDoor – $3M (read more)
TOR – Skylight acquired by Opendoor (read more)
TOR – Paperstack – $250K (read more)
OTT – Avaleris acquired by PwC Canada (read more)
OTT – LearnExperts – $1.25M (read more)
QC – Snipcart acquired by Duda (read more)
HAL – Proposify – $5M (read more)
RECOMMENDED BY MCI ONEHEALTH
“Innovation is not just about technology. It’s the mechanism by which you organize and sequence how you actually deliver healthcare, and how to actually understand the patient-doctor relationship.”
In an interview with BetaKit, Saleema Khimji, the Chief Innovation Officer at MCI Onehealth, shared how the current siloed ecosystem of researchers, governments, and private sector companies can fail patients – and why a new patient-centric model based on collaboration needs technology to thrive.
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience happens to be the largest production ever filmed in space.
CCI Executive Director Benjamin Bergen joins to walk through the major political parties’ tech platforms (and what they’re missing) ahead of the federal election.
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