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.
Addressing a talent shortage, several companies including Tulip, Shopify and ecobee have banded together to create an Associate Product Management program and will accept 12 to 15 students for 6 months of vocational training.
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.
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.
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WHO IS ON THE MOVE?
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.
*the original newsletter incorrectly stated that Stephanie Ratza had been with PointClickCare. We apologize for the error.
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LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER
We work with young companies who are watching their culture evolve. They are identifying the values that will drive leadership decisions and ultimately help them build a company that succeeds. They know that the greatest tech companies are those where brilliant people deliver incredible results. But how do you motivate and engage the best in tech? Getting this right is critical but not simple.