R|T: The Retail Times – LinkedIn thinks Shopify is a great place to work

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Shopify among top ten Canadian companies 2019, according to LinkedIn (BETAKIT)

Earlier this week, LinkedIn released its list of the ‘2019 LinkedIn Top Companies’ in Canada, and Shopify was the only Canadian tech company to make the cut.

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Why Adaptive Insights chose acquisition over IPO (BETAKIT)

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of his appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, Rob Hull shared Adaptive Insights’ founding story, the company’s initial plans to IPO, and why it ultimately chose acquisition over going public.

Amazon-owned Winnipeg business setting up in expanded space at The Forks (CBC)

The 13,000-square-foot space in the Johnston Terminal building will be the new home of AWS Thinkbox, a cloud computing company providing services for entertainment, architecture and engineering industries.

Google and Walmart are taking on Amazon with voice shopping (BUSINESSINSIDER)

Google and Walmart have partnered to enable voice-based online grocery shopping through the Google Assistant platform, reports Bloomberg.

Rio Investment Partners secures $77.5 million CAD for new agri-food tech fund (BETAKIT)

Rio, which has offices in Calgary and Montreal, said the new fund will invest between $3 million to $10 million in growth-stage companies operating in various segments of the agri-food tech market.

French DIY e-commerce platform ManoMano raises €110 million(TECH.EU)

Founded in 2013, ManoMano has raised a total of €186 million, including the current round. The startup claims to have 2.5 million customers and attract 20 million visits per month.

Amazon quietly removes promotions of its own products as calls for tech regulation escalate (NBCNEWS)

Amazon has been ramping private label brands during the last three years, stoking fear among some sellers and brands that sell competing products.

eBay to shut down the eBay Commerce Network, its third-party ad network, on May 1 (TECHCRUNCH)

As eBay continues to restructure its business, it’s shuttering one of the efforts it had made to expand its commercial footprint outside its own marketplace and walled garden.

Red Points raises $38M in funding (FINSMES)

The company intends to use the funds to further expand the technology and global presence with the goal of empowering brands worldwide to protect their valuable assets online.

Logojoy rebrands to Looka, expands product offerings (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based Logojoy has officially rebranded to Looka and is expanding its product offerings to reach beyond logo creation.

GrubMarket raises $25M more for its farm-to-table food delivery service (TECHCRUNCH)

Mike Xu, GrubMarket’s CEO and founder, would not comment on its valuation, but starting from its earliest days as a member of the Winter 2015 cohort of Y Combinator, the startup has raised $89 million.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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