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Shopify Capital launches in Canada to provide small business loans to merchants(BETAKIT)
Shopify has launched its small business loan fund, Shopify Capital, in Canada.
JustEat Takeaway $7.6B merger approved, pair pick up $756M in new funding(TECHCRUNCH)
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.
Applications for 75 percent wage subsidy to open April 27(BETAKIT)
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(CROWDFUNDINSIDER)
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(THEVERGE)
Google still plans to charge companies for top placement as promoted listings.
Eddy Travels adds $912,000 CAD to pre-seed round to create features helping travellers during pandemic(BETAKIT)
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.
The Dipp, a subscription-only entertainment news startup, is springing to life despite the pandemic(TECHCRUNCH)
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(TECH.EU)
YFood, a Munich-based developer of on-the-go nutrition products, has raised €15 million Series B round, led by London-based Felix Capital.
Sampler mobilizing consumers to sew medical masks for essential workers(BETAKIT)
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.
Vestiaire Collective raises $64.2 million for its second-hand fashion platform(TECHCRUNCH)
Vestiaire Collective just closed another big round of funding in the middle of an economic crisis — the round closed in early April.