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LifeSpeak goes public on TSX, closes $125 million public offering (BETAKIT)
The move comes after closing a previously announced $90 million initial public offering (IPO) and a $35 million secondary offering.
Deadline is July 16 – Pitch your startup to leading North American health industry CEOs
Pitch your business idea to leading CEOs from Healthcare and Insurance companies across North America. Startups get valuable exposure to judges from some of the largest Health industry players in North America. Accenture’s Health Tech Innovation Challenge brings together startups and larger health organizations to tackle the world’s biggest health issues.
Deadline extended to July 16 – apply today!
Digital health companies smash another funding record, raising $14.7B in first half of the year (MED CITY NEWS)
Digital health funding broke records again as companies raised a total of $14.7 billion in the first half of the year.
Esplanade HealthTech Ventures highlights Fund I portfolio growth as firm prepares to raise Fund II (BETAKIT)
To date, Esplanade has invested in 13 companies through Fund I, including Canada’s BrainBox AI, Carebook, and GenXys.
Michelle McBane on shrinking the gender investing gap in VC (BETAKIT)
On the #CIBCInnovationEconomy Podcast, Michelle McBane talked about the gender investing gap in VC, and what it means for women founders in Canada.
The Theranos trial: Elizabeth Holmes, the charges and what else to know (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Former Theranos Inc. founder and Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial Aug. 31 on charges that she defrauded investors and patients about her blood-testing startup.
COVID Alert app cost feds $20M but results ‘did not meet expectations’: new data (GLOBAL NEWS)
The data indicates about 6.6 million people downloaded the app, representing about one in five Canadians. There are more than 30 million cellphone users across the country.
Think Research increases credit facility from National Bank to further acquisition strategy (BETAKIT)
The facilities follow a quarter of record revenue for Think Research, driven in part by the startup’s acquisition strategy.
A booming digital health market, and an elusive trifecta (HEALTHCARE IT NEWS)
Health system CIOs are reducing their tech footprint and consolidating their IT systems for agility and efficiency. For digital health startups to succeed in this space, they must get three factors right: cost, scale and quality.
BBTV CEO Shahrzad Rafati on why ethical business decisions are good business decisions (BETAKIT)
Shahrzad Rafati explains how operating ethically is a smart financial decision, and shares how other founders can create broader impact through business.
Opioid addiction treatment apps found sharing sensitive data with third parties (TECHCRUNCH)
Widely used apps are accessing unique device identifiers that can track users.
Semantic Health comes out of stealth to help hospitals use coded data (BETAKIT)
Semantic Health was founded in 2019 with the goal of helping hospitals improve their medical coding and auditing processes.
Hackers run startups now, too: what businesses need to know (BETAKIT)
Microsoft Canada Chief Security Officer Kevin Magee says startup leaders need to be more vigilant than ever in their security approach.