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BetaKit

Former Enercare CEO John Macdonald joins Parity as chair of the board

Macdonald is the former president and CEO of Enercare, one of the largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies in North America.



TechCrunch

15Five raises $30.7M to expand its employee development toolkit

This Series B is being led by Next47​, the strategic investment arm of manufacturing giant Siemens.


AWS debuts consciously decoupled EventBridge service to close gap with SaaS partners

AWS has moved to close the gap between its services and customers’ other SaaS suppliers with the launch of EventBridge at its AWS Summit in NYC.


BetaKit

Nova Scotia’s Securicy raises $1.8 million from public, private investors

Cape Breton-based Securicy, which provides end-to-end cybersecurity tools and resources for small and medium businesses, has raised $1.8 million in funding from both public and private investors.


TechCrunch

Dataform scores $2M to build an ‘operating system’ for data warehouses

Leading the round is LocalGlobe, with participation from a number of unnamed angel investors.


SaaS startup O4S raises $2.1M in pre Series A led by Venture Highway

Founded in May 2016 by co-founders Divay Kumar and Shreyans Sipani, O4S will use the funds to strengthen its workforce, accelerate client acquisition, and build technology infrastructure across industries within India.


BetaKit

Weever Apps raises $1.6 million for process manager software

Hamilton-based Weever Apps, a B2B SaaS company that creates workplace solutions to reduce the need for paper, has raised $1,625,000 in funding to support its new Process Manager software.


Investment SaaS startup Jacobi raises $11 million from Silicon Valley funds and plans ASX listing

Founded in 2014 by Tony Mackenzie, Tanya Bartolini and Greg Knox, Jacobi is a B2B platform that helps institutional investors with asset risk management, modelling and analytics.


eCommerce checkout platform Bolt raises $68 million in funding

It’s the largest round of funding the startup has raised since launching in January of 2018.


BetaKit

Amsterdam’s Spaces to open first Ottawa location, three more in Toronto

The four new locations will bring the company’s total locations to 10 in Toronto, one in Ottawa, and 18 across Canada.


TechCrunch

OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

OneTrust, which builds tools to help companies navigate data protection and privacy policies both internally and with its customers, has raised $200 million in a Series A led by Insight that values the company at $1.3 billion.



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