H|T: The Healthtech Times – Marvels of science


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WELL Health Technologies extends reach into cybersecurity vertical with acquisition of Source 44 (BETAKIT)

WELL Health Technologies, a publicly-traded healthtech company headquartered in Vancouver, has acquired cybersecurity company Source 44.


Why San Francisco-based VC Hustle Fund Is Betting Big on Canada

“At Hustle Fund, we’re convinced that Canada is positioned well to produce some of the largest, category-defining companies on the planet. We’re eager to fund these companies, and excited to partner with Hockeystick to identify these opportunities!” – Eric Bahn (General Partner)

Since launch, Hockeystick has made over 6000 funder recommendations to Canadian startups. Learn how startups are using technology to meet funders around the world.

Hackers are targeting the COVID-19 vaccine ‘cold chain’ (WIRED)

As vaccines await US approval, a sophisticated global phishing campaign has tried to harvest credentials from companies involved in their distribution.

Investors pour $91M into growing clinical-trial software firm (MED CITY NEWS)

The COVID-19 pandemic is altering behavior and fueling demand for remote technologies in clinical trials with Medable, a company in the clinical trial software space, looking to capitalize.

Today in funding: ServiceBox, Creative Labs, Pillway (BETAKIT)

Three Canadian startups have recently announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised.

JD.com’s digital health-care unit raises $3.5 billion in Hong Kong IPO (CNBC)

JD Health, the health-care unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has raised $3.5 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO), CNBC has confirmed.

At-home health testing company Everlywell raises $175 million Series D round at a $1.3 billion valuation (FORBES)

Everlywell, the at-home medical testing company founded by 36-year-old Julia Cheek, is one of the few companies that has experienced growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian cybersecurity leaders say ecosystem requires community to grow (BETAKIT)

Kevin Magee (Microsoft), Christopher Salvatore (Cybersecure Catalyst), and Tahseen Shabab (Penfield) explore how Canada can build a cybersecurity ecosystem.

The COVID-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them (STAT NEWS)

Two vaccines developed with stunning speed — and showing remarkable initial efficacy — are poised to be approved for emergency use in the United States in December. A number of other vaccines are expected to follow.

Data of 243 million Brazilians exposed online via website source code (ZDNET)

The password to access a highly sensitive Ministry of Health database was stored inside a government site’s source code.

Faire megadeal icing on top of Waterloo Region’s strong Q3 2020 (BETAKIT)

Startups raised a total of $349.5 million in Q3 2020, a 135 percent increase for the Waterloo Region.

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