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Top Stories of the Week
Shopify’s monthly recurring revenue was $20.7 million, up 62 percent compared to $12.8 million during the same time last year.
SurePath is also celebrating its second birthday this week.
“If the future does not include being out there in the stars and being a multiplanet species, I find that incredibly depressing,” said Musk.
Zymeworks raises $80 million CAD in IPO (Read here)
Pythian raises $15 million from BDC Capital for European expansion (Read here)
Universe co-founder launches latest venture, Growlabs, with $3 million in funding (Read here)
ecobee launches next gen smart thermostat with built-in Alexa in the US (Read here)
Wealthsimple receives Webby Award for Best Financial Services and Banking website (Read here)
Deal activity dropped 25 percent through the quarter from Q4 2016, with deals in Q1 2017 hitting the lowest figure since Q3 2015.
Many venture capitalists prefer to back founders that have already had one successful exit.
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