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Lightspeed partners with Stripe, launches payment product across North America

Lightspeed POS is partnering with global payments platform Stripe as part of the extended launch of its own payments product.


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Foxtrot picks up $17 million to reimagine the convenience store

Foxtrot, founded in 2013, is looking to reimagine the corner convenience store, offering customers the option to buy in-store or order online for delivery.


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Faire opens new office in Kitchener as part of “commitment to Canada”

Faire, a wholesale marketplace startup based in the Kitchener and San Francisco, is set to unveil its new Canadian headquarters in Kitchener.


Nomagic, a startup in Poland, collects $ 8.6M for its collection and placement warehouse robots

Nomagic has incorporated a new degree of computer vision, machine learning and other technologies based on artificial intelligence to raise the capabilities of these robotic arms.


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Shopify CMO out as company reorganizes division

Shopify has let go of its chief marketing officer Jeff Weiser, in a move that will see Shopify restructure its marketing department and strategy.


Real estate disruptor Homie scores $23M, is poised for market expansion

Utah’s tech-based real estate disruptor Homie announced a $23 million Series B funding round Tuesday as the 3 1⁄2-year-old effort gets set to expand its markets.


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Today in hires: Instacart, BlueCat

Recently, two tech organizations have announced new members to their teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining and what they bring to the table.


Fulfillment startup Deliverr raises $40M to grow staff, improve tech

Over the past year, Deliverr quadrupled its warehouse footprint and increased the number of merchants it works with, the company also said.


7-Eleven trials cashierless store concept

7-Eleven, Inc. is pushing the technological envelope once again, testing a cashierless store at its corporate headquarters, in Irving, Texas.


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Narwhal List 2020 tracks a year of massive raises, 42 potential Canadian Unicorns

This year’s study looked at the fundraising statistics of over 1,000 private Canadian technology businesses listed on Crunchbase and CBInsights at the end of 2019.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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