H|T: The Healthtech Times – Elon Musk’s brain tech startup on the rise

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Cannabis tech companies TruTrace, Strainprint partner to integrate platforms(BETAKIT)

“A synergistic relationship between our software platforms will bring a new level of verification and trust to the efficacy of medical cannabis.”

Dell’s 10th gen Latitude notebooks boast convenience and portability(MOBILESYRUP)

Across the board, Dell introduced several new features to make its Latitude line more robust, secure and improved battery life.

Women’s sexual health startup Joylux raises more cash, lands in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store(GEEKWIRE)

Joylux, a Seattle startup that aims to improve women’s sexual health with a wellness device, has raised an additional $7 million. Joylux plans to use the money to bolster its sales team and scale the company.

Startup Genome report finds cleantech, life sciences, AI put Canadian cities on global stage(BETAKIT)

Although only Toronto-Waterloo and Vancouver made Startup Genome’s top 30 list this year, several other Canadian cities made appearances as regions to watch for certain sectors.

As concerns over medical device security rise, MedCrypt raises $5.3 million(TECHCRUNCH)

As medical devices move to networked technologies, securing those devices becomes increasingly important.

Ontario Telemedicine Network lays off 15 percent of staff following provincial cuts(BETAKIT)

The 15 percent staff reduction comes amid revelations that the province is cutting more than $70 million for eHealth Ontario, a provider of digital health records, as well as nearly $52 million less for health policy and research.

Daye, a startup developing a ‘cramp-fighting’ tampon, raises $5.5M from Khosla, Index and Kindred(TECHCRUNCH)

Daye, a “femcare” startup developing a new type of tampon that uses CBD to help tackle dysmenorrhea, has quietly raised $5.5 million in funding from high-profile investors in the U.S. and Europe.

Online tools for mental health going mainstream at work(CBC)

Online tools for mental health are becoming increasingly mainstream as employers seek more options to support the well-being of their staff.

FutureMakers Talks: Transforming Delivery with DevOps(BETAKIT)

On May 15th, FutureMakers tackles the latest developments in DevOps. Get in FREE with the code “BetaKitPROMO”.

Health coaching app Noom will expand its product team after raising $58M led by Sequoia(TECHCRUNCH)

Health coaching app developer Noom announced today that it has raised $58 million led by Sequoia Capital.

Elon Musk’s brain tech startup is raising more cash(BLOOMBERG)

Neuralink is planning a $51 million funding round as it tries to link human brains to computers.

Procurement could be Canada’s biggest barrier to commercializing healthtech innovation(BETAKIT)

One question that has lingered in Canada’s complex healthcare system may be one of the industry’s biggest hurdles to adopting these innovations. That question: who’s the buyer?


3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.

CAN – PFSI New Investigator Grant (read more)

ON – Ontario Brain Institute (read more)

ON – Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams (read more)

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