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Creative Destruction Lab launches COVID-19 rapid response program

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has launched a new program to focus on rapidly transforming tech innovations to aid in the current global crisis.


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Livongo stock jumps over 10 percent on revised earnings guidance, pointing to digital health boom

Livongo Health’s stock jumped over ten percent on a day that saw most exchanges tumble after a day of crazy volatility.


Tyto Care raises $50 million to grow its telehealth examination and diagnostic platform

While the ability to delivery health care services online and through other virtual communication conduits is not new, COVID-19 ushers in a new sense of urgency to enable medical examinations from afar.


BetaKit

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance urges feds to release backlogged SR&ED funding

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance submitted a funding proposal to the federal government to preserve tech jobs and companies during COVID-19.


Apple and Google are teaming up to fight Covid-19 with contact tracing

The collaboration will require the world’s two biggest mobile operating systems, Android and iOS, to work together in a way that is unprecedented.


Seattle startup NextStep raises $3.6M to train displaced workers for healthcare jobs

Seattle startup NextStep raised an additional $3.6 million to help fuel growth of its tech platform that recruits and trains healthcare workers.


BetaKit

ResQ uses platform to help service industry deliver meals to frontline workers in Toronto

ResQ is raising donations to buy meals from its partner restaurants, and delivering them to deliver food to front line workers and patients facing COVID-19.


TechCrunch

As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind raises $27 million to expand its services

“Our real focus is on democratizing mental healthcare,” says SonderMind co-founder chief executive, Mark Frank.


Biotech startups expand efforts to combat Covid-19

One push looks into whether Celularity’s experimental cancer therapy also would help coronavirus patients.


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BDC launches matching investment program for Canadian VC-backed companies affected by COVID-19

A letter shared by the CVCA says BDC Capital has launched the Bridge Financing Program meant to support venture-backed companies with matching investments.


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