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Ontario Budget 2021 increases commitment to ministry of economic development with focus on pandemic recovery (BETAKIT)
As part of this latest budget, the Ontario government has committed $400 million over four years to create the Invest Ontario Fund.
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Maple set to join rush of Canadian telemedicine and tech IPOs: sources (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
Maple, co-founded in 2015 by CEO Brett Belchetz, a former emergency-room doctor, has hired TD Securities, RBC Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets to lead an expected $100-million initial public offering on the TSX by the summer.
The company has steadily iterated on its offerings, expanding its at-home testing from fertility products to food sensitivities and allergies, and last year, to at-home COVID-19 test collection.
Amazon is now the developer of an authorized COVID-19 test.
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Even as health care systems and hospitals were facing a raging pandemic last year, they also faced another aggressive and relentless battle: cyberattacks.
New hearing aids, iPhone apps and tech mean more hearing-loss options — but also new struggles (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
In-ear AI and smartphones give people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss more choices than ever, but apps can be a hard sell for some.
Investors have showered the New York company with $876 million to date.
Healthcare ‘map maker’ Komodo Health nets $220M to build out data analytics (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)
The company offers a real-time view into patient healthcare journeys to help life sciences companies and payers detect disparities in care and identify interventions, the company said.
Mental health startup Ginger raises $100M (MED CITY NEWS)
Ginger, a startup that connects users with mental health coaches and therapists, raised $100 million in funding. The company is shifting to a risk-based model as it expands.