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Shopify Capital launches in Canada to provide small business loans to merchants

Shopify has launched its small business loan fund, Shopify Capital, in Canada.


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JustEat Takeaway $7.6B merger approved, pair pick up $756M in new funding

The two also noted that the placement is conditional on the two getting successfully admitted to trade as a merged company. They’ve made the application for this and it is expected to become effective on April 27.


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Applications for 75 percent wage subsidy to open April 27

The government also launched a calculator to allow eligible businesses to understand the amount they would be able to claim under the wage subsidy program.


Stripe’s API “Stripe Issuing” now open to all U.S. businesses

Payments platform Stripe announced on Thursday its Stripe Issuing, which is an API that allows users to create and control virtual and physical cards, is now open to all U.S. businesses.


Google will now let any business list products on Google Shopping for free

Google still plans to charge companies for top placement as promoted listings.


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Eddy Travels adds $912,000 CAD to pre-seed round to create features helping travellers during pandemic

Eddy Travels, which has created a virtual travel bot to help consumers find deals on flights and hotels, has added $912,000 CAD to its pre-seed round.


TechCrunch

The Dipp, a subscription-only entertainment news startup, is springing to life despite the pandemic

The idea is to launch their content this fall, with a snazzy user interface, an accompanying weekly newsletter and, later, podcasts.


German startup YFood raises €15 million Series B for on-the-go meal replacements

YFood, a Munich-based developer of on-the-go nutrition products, has raised €15 million Series B round, led by London-based ​Felix Capital​.


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Sampler mobilizing consumers to sew medical masks for essential workers

Toronto-based Sampler has launched ComeTogetherTO, an initiative that aims to send 2,000 sewing kits to consumers with sewing skills, who will then produce non-medical grade masks for essential workers in Toronto.


TechCrunch

Vestiaire Collective raises $64.2 million for its second-hand fashion platform

Vestiaire Collective just closed another big round of funding in the middle of an economic crisis — the round closed in early April.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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