Canadian Financings

Startup jobs of the week: Canvass Analytics, Skritswap, Real Estate Webmasters

Every day, Canada’s tech startups post their latest and greatest job opportunities on Jobs.BetaKit, powered by Jobbio. From early-stage to Series B and beyond, Jobs.BetaKit helps startups from all over the country hire Canada’s top tech talent. Each week, BetaKit will highlight a selection of ...

S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Wattpad around the world

The SaaS Weekly is a weekly newsletter covering major SaaS news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to S|W using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important SaaS news every week! Wattpad partners with India’s largest media company to expand ...

Canadian Pensions Embrace New Technologies?

Earlier this week, the Caisse put out a press release, CDPQ Expands Its Artificial Intelligence Offering:Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has announced the creation of a fund dedicated to Québec businesses with a proven track record in artificial intelligence. Funded with a $250- ...

Avidbots raises $31.5 million CAD Series B for floor cleaning robots

Avidbots, a Kitchener-based robotics company, today announced the close of a $31.5 million CAD Series B funding round, to help with the global expansion of its autonomous, floor-cleaning robots. “With strong worldwide demand for our Neo industrial cleaning robot, Avidbots has been growing at a ...

BC-based Carbon Engineering secures $90 million CAD to address climate change

Carbon Engineering, a cleantech company in Squamish, BC, has closed an equity financing round of $90 million CAD, which it called the largest private investment made into direct air capture (DAC) to date. Caron Engineering is helping to address climate change issues by removing carbon dioxide from ...

This Toronto startup’s warning about school admissions fraud fell on deaf ears for years

Academic admissions fraud has been in the spotlight after federal prosecutors in the US indicted 50 people for allegedly bribing college sports coaches, test proctors, and other individuals to help get their children admitted to elite American universities. “Once we started looking into [fraud] ...

Progressa announces loan milestone, updates plan for IPO

Short-term lending platform Progressa has announced that it has surpassed a self-proclaimed milestone of $100 million in funded loans for customers. This comes after the FinTech launched enterprise software solutions at the end of last year and expressed plans for an IPO. A decision about whethe ...

Core Gold explains departure of CEO

Core Gold’s Portovelo CIP processing plant in Ecuador. Source: Core Gold Inc. Core Gold Inc. [CGLD-TSVV; CGLDF-OTCQX] has clarified the circumstances surrounding the recent termination of its former President and CEO Keith Piggott, for cause. The company said in press release it was issuing the ...

How Harley Finkelstein went from lawyer to COO of Shopify

Last week, the University of Ottawa law faculty’s All Sorts of Torts club and the Telfer School of Management’s Entrepreneur’s Club invited Harley Finkelstein to discuss how he transitioned from being a lawyer to leading one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies – Shopify. Speaki ...

A|I: The AI Times – Controlling superhuman AI

The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe. If you want to read A|I before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page. Fredericton-based Eigen Innovations receives $800,000 ...