IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
WealthSimple had a big year, raising $65 million from Power Financial Group for a total investment of $165 million, as well as announcing that they now manage over $2 billion for clients across Canada, the US, and the UK.
announced its new product, the new V-One Drill
Waterloo Region's own SkyWatch
raised $4 million in its seed round of funding
to continue development of its Earth Observation platform EarthCache.
Addressing a talent shortage, several companies including Tulip
have banded together to create an Associate Product Management program
and will accept 12 to 15 students for 6 months of vocational training.
was awarded the grand prize of $100,000 at the Fierce Founders Finale
and adds it to their product suite
RealWear has raised $17 million for its AR wearable device aimed at workers in construction and other heavy industries.
The Ontario government has tapped
to lead online marijuana sales upon federal legalization in July.
raises $12 M to bring AR
to aerial drone imagery.
Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector will get a generous federal boost
as it was named one of the 5 winning superclusters awarded funding from the federal government.
Montreal-based media and image platform Unsplash
raised a unique funding boost through ablockchain tokenization
project that netted them $7.25M. How’s that for creativity.
raised $12 M in Series A
One time Flickr rival, 500px, acquired by China VCG.
HUMANS OF TECH
This month, we had the pleasure of connecting with marketing guru and Aussie transplant, Paul Gray! Paul is the Marketing Growth Coach at Communitech currently, but he's been involved with companies at all stages - from co-founding his own startup to Disney and now back to the startup community in Waterloo.
Click to read more
about his inspiration, experience, and advice.
WHO IS ON THE MOVE?
, former CFO at D2L, has joined Lightspeed POS
Local AI start-up Kiite
welcomes Stephanie Ratza
as its new CFO. Stephanie was formerly with BlueCat
* and Descartes.
Local founder, Eric Migicovky
has joined the Y Combinator
to work with incoming teams, including those whose companies have a hardware component. Eric led Pebble through 2 record-breaking kick-starter campaigns, then sold the company to FitBit.
Formerly CTO at QuickBooks
, Warren Faleiro
, has now moved into the CTO position at Toronto's Oanda
, former Bank of Nova Scotia VP, joins venture firm Portag3
Big leadership changes at eSentire
with a new CEO in Kerry Bailey
, as CTO Mark McArdle
and CRO John Harris
*the original newsletter incorrectly stated that Stephanie Ratza had been with PointClickCare. We apologize for the error.
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