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CDL has previously mentored and helped to scale several startups focused on neuroscience and brain innovations, plus it has partnered with the University of Washington’s (UW) Foster School of Business to launch CDL-Seattle, its third United States location, this fall.
We’ve joined forces with Cisco Designed to understand the state of Canadian startups and small businesses on their path to recovery. The survey tracks the ecosystem’s response to the pandemic and priorities for growth in 2021.
Anonymized survey results will be turned into a report and published on BetaKit.com. Complete the 3-minute survey now to ensure your business is included!
The merger with Alkuri Global Acquisition would give the combined company a pro forma equity value of $4.2bn.
Private-equity group reaches deal to buy Medline for over $30 billion (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman agree to what would be one of the largest leveraged buyouts since the financial crisis.
To better understand the current state of Canadian startups and small businesses, BetaKit has joined forces with Cisco Designed to create a brief survey.
The app that monetized doing nothing (THE ATLANTIC)
Inside the meteoric, chilled-out, totally paradoxical rise of Calm.
The startup, which currently has four direct-to-consumer brands, recently passed a $1 billion valuation. It plans to use the funds to market its services to a new customer: health plans.
The Business Development Skills Program is aimed to teach bioscience companies financial, business, and intellectual property commercialization skills to help them scale.
Virtual reality therapy plunges patients back into trauma. Here is why some swear by it. (NEW YORK TIMES)
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.
Seven EU countries just got a digital vaccine passport (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)
The document, called a digital green certificate, shows whether someone has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recovered from the virus, or tested negative within the last 72 hours.
The move comes a few months after Felix secured $10 million CAD in Series A financing led by Whitecap Ventures. To date, Felix has raised a total of $13.3 million CAD.
Something bothering you? Tell it to Woebot. (NEW YORK TIMES)
When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?