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Shopify merchants generated over $5.1 billion USD in sales worldwide during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The dollar amount is up 76 percent from 2019.
“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.
FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.
Lightspeed and Nuvei, both Montréal tech companies that have recently entered the public market, are continuing to gobble up other companies.
Courtney Bowden was advocating for better working conditions when the company abruptly fired her.
Kevin Magee (Microsoft), Christopher Salvatore (Cybersecure Catalyst), and Tahseen Shabab (Penfield) explore how Canada can build a cybersecurity ecosystem.
Food delivery app DoorDash is looking to raise up to $2.8 billion in its IPO, which would value the company at $32 billion on a fully diluted basis, the company revealed in a new filing.
Startups raised a total of $349.5 million in Q3 2020, a 135 percent increase for the Waterloo Region.
Drones are poised to reshape home design (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Landing pads, special mailboxes and more: A future where delivery drones buzz through neighborhoods could prompt architects and builders to rethink.
It was revealed that payment processing giant Stripe and Evolve Bancorp will power two products within Shopify Balance.
“This was California’s fight,” Carlos Ramos, a driver and organizer with Gig Workers Rising, told The Markup. “Now this is America’s fight.”
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