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The all-equity, primary capital Series A round follows less than a year after Swyft closed a $3 million CAD seed round.
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Party leaders worry about the dominance of China’s biggest internet companies, which are expanding into finance, health services and other sensitive areas.
Amazon workers in Alabama vote against forming a union (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Some who voted no said they didn’t see how a union would substantially improve their pay and benefits. The loss may bring a new phase of campaign against Amazon, while The National Labor Relations Board has ruled Amazon illegally retaliated against two of its most outspoken critics when it fired them last April.
Vendasta Technologies IPO struggles to sell, sources say, as Canada’s tech craze substantially cools (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
Management must now consider pricing the company’s shares below their marketing range of $14 and $16 apiece or pull the transaction altogether. Meanwhile, Thinkific filed for TSX IPO, and has applied to trade under the symbol “THNC.”
SoftBank, BlackRock lead $640 million funding for startup Trax (BNN BLOOMBERG)
Trax, a Singapore-based startup serving the retail industry, raised $640 million from investors led by SoftBank Vision Fund II and BlackRock Inc. to bankroll its global expansion. SoftBank also invested in online grocery startup Kolonial and Indian social commerce app Meesho.
Prior to launching its payment offering in 2018, Lightspeed customers had to rely on a third-party payments provider to integrate with their Lightspeed products.
Caisse-backed delivery company Intelcom expanding from Canada to Australia on strength of Amazon partnership (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
Intelcom doesn’t have any trucks of its own but optimizes logistics for nearly 500 courier companies across the country.
Peekapak, Cisco, and the C100 share advice for Canadian tech leaders who “leave it all on the field” (BETAKIT)
Laura Buhler (C100), Ami Shah (Peekapak), and Erin Hipp (Cisco) provide founders with tangible examples of how to adapt and transform in the face of change.
“I see articles about Amazon building here and Amazon building there. I’m not sure any of us really fully understand the implications because it’s happening so so fast,” the resident of one such neighborhood said.
Instacart and DoorDash plan to launch their own credit cards (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Two of the biggest winners in the pandemic delivery boom are looking to launch their own credit cards.
The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain, which represents migrant and gig workers, expected hundreds of riders to take part.
International Wine & Spirit Research now expects the total value of alcohol e-commerce across 10 global markets, including the U.S., to exceed $40 billion by 2024.
Ride-hailing demand is ramping up throughout the United States from pandemic-induced lows, but drivers are still slow to return to the road, slowing the companies’ efforts to rebuild revenues.
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