Toronto may be an AI hotbed but finding good tech talent is getting tough, says Nudge.ai founder

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Paul Teshima

The CEO and co-founder of enterprise software company Nudge.ai, Paul Teshima, says that more and more companies are using artificial intelligence to power their platforms, which is putting a strain on the market for top AI tech talent in Toronto.

Just like all other domains of information technology, the realm of Customer Relations Management (CRM) has seen a rise in the use of cloud computing and machine learning to handle all those reams of data. A prime example is Toronto-based Nudge, which last year raised $6.5 million CAD in seed funding led by OMERS Ventures. The company currently boasts over 15,000 users of both its free and subscription services, and, as the name implies, Nudge aims to give sales teams that extra edge by pooling together data on customers in order to strengthen relationships.

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