Vancouver based competitor intelligence platform Kluelaunches with 4 million in funding in a round led by Omers Ventures.
Toronto-based Ritual has raised $53 million CAD ($43.5 million USD) in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners
Chat app Kik raised nearly $100 million from more than 10,000 people in its Initial Coin Offering. The amount raised falls short of an initially stated goal by the Kin Foundation to sell 1 trillion Kin tokens for $125 million. Canadians couldn’t participate because Kik didn’t file for an exemption with Canadian regulators
Element AI has announced a partnership with Montreal-based Automat, a conversational marketing platform that leverages AI to help companies talk to their customers.
The Toronto-Montreal Hyperloop plan is considered among the top 10 in the world and is the only Canadian winner. The proposal says a trip from Toronto to Ottawa would take 27 minutes, and an Ottawa-Montreal trip would take another 12 minutes.
Katarina Illic is the Co-Founder and Head of Research and Development at Voltera – she and her team have developed a disruptive additive manufacturing technology that will change hardware innovation. With customers that include NASA, Intel, and Apple, this team is starting to see their hard work pay off. Kat graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Nanotechnology Engineering degree and worked with international establishments including the Federal Materials Institute of France, IBM Germany and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Read up on it here.
The Artemis Canada Connect program is a confidential and curated introduction service aimed at connecting returning tech talent with innovative tech companies in Canada. By flipping traditional recruiting upside down, we help individuals return to great jobs in Canada by giving our partners a first look at the best returning talent.
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#1 This Sales leader has a track record of driving growth through business development, marketing & partnerships across North America and globally. He has expertise in the mobile and technology ecosystem and has a unique blend of startup and enterprise experience. He has led teams to consistently exceed quotas. I’d like to learn more
#2 This Product Management leader has leveraged a deep knowledge of various industries like property management, cloud computing (IaaS, SaaS), cloud cost economics, and online gaming into compelling products. He has experience helping B2B software companies deliver as much value as possible to their customers by understanding market trends, customer needs, and where the business is trying to go. I’d like to learn more
#3 This Data Scientist has a PHD in high performance computing and a Masters in Mathematics. He has experience coordinating research groups and building data science solutions, taking research from raw data to production and obtaining the best solution for the particular data and quality metrics. I’d like to learn more
#4 This Chief Product Officer has 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry commercializing products focused on hardware and software development, new product introduction and manufacturing. Internationally experienced with a network and partnerships in Asia enabling rapid growth and product delivery. I’d like to learn more
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At Artemis we’re always looking to ensure that we consider the entire, diverse population when we conduct a search. Each of our clients asks us to ‘do everything we can to find’ candidates from under-represented groups – especially women. So we work extra hard, and challenge ourselves and our assumptions.
The question was then turned around when I was asked, “how can you be sure that the tech companies that you work with are a good place for a woman to work?” I had to pause. Shouldn’t a diverse group of individuals have an equally diverse definition of an ‘ideal employer’?
Defining fit is complex. Your ideal employer is a combination of values, environment, work and management styles, technologies, purpose and more. Across these measures, there is no universal checkmark for women.
So what should we look for? And what should you look create as you grow your companies? In this great BetaKit piece from Axonify’s Carol Leaman she gives insights and examples. A celebration of diversity needs to be built into the foundation of your business with actions, language, and behaviour that authentically demonstrates that everyone is valued.
As we work with companies that are genuinely concerned about building diverse teams, we need to push them to challenge their assumptions of what ideal talent will look like. While it may be harder to deliver candidates who both possess a scarce skillset and who also bring diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, the impact on these businesses, their customers and our tech community will be immeasurable.
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"I have worked closely with Kristina for approximately 15 years, reaching out to her whenever we are searching for the hardest to find skills. She understands the industry, she’s smart, she listens to exactly what we need, and she never wastes our time. Kristina, and the Artemis team, deliver time and time again. When we need an external recruiter, I find it hard to work with anyone else!"
Pete Devenyi, VP Global Software