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SVG Ventures Thrive launches new agri-food tech pre-accelerator, venture studio

The pre-accelerator has $3.7 million in provincial and federal backing. SVG Ventures Thrive has launched two new programs dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, researchers, and…

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Sandpiper Ventures closes $20 million first fund focused on early-stage, women-led tech startups

Sandpiper sees “huge … and untapped opportunity” to back more women entrepreneurs amid market downturn. Halifax-based Sandpiper Ventures has completed the final close for…

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Portage Ventures rolls out new late-stage FinTech fund, aims to raise up to $1 billion USD

Amid downturn, Portage sees chance to fund FinTech firms reluctant to take valuation hit. Portage Ventures, the VC arm of Power Corp investment firm…

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Solana Ventures, Twitch co-founder buy into Bravo Ready’s play-to-earn, Web3 video game

Bravo Ready has secured $3.9 million in fiat and cryptocurrency. Montréal gaming studio Bravo Ready has raised $3.9 million in seed financing to support…

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The DMZ, GroundBreak Ventures launch new proptech incubator program

Participating startups will receive $25,000 and 60 hours of mentorship. The DMZ has partnered with Toronto-based venture capital firm GroundBreak Ventures to launch a…

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Isaac Souweine leaves Real Ventures, joins Pender Ventures to support Vancouver firm’s expansion across Canada

After backing nine startups through first fund, Pender Ventures hopes to raise $100 million CAD for Fund II. Isaac Souweine has left Real Ventures…

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OMERS Ventures’ Damien Steel wants you to stop reading tech headlines

In the last two years, BetaKit has reported on massive #CDNtech funding rounds leading to billion-dollar valuations. Here’s an interview with the Canadian VC…

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Unbounce expands leadership team with addition of Indochino, RBC Ventures, Mapbox alums

Vancouver-based Unbounce has added three seasoned executives and tech leaders to its team in marketing, product, and engineering roles. Pete Housley, Darby Sieben, and…

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Yamaha Motor Ventures leads Verge Ag’s $7.5 million Series A round to scale precision farming tech

Verge Ag wants to help farmers plan Yamaha Motor Ventures, the strategic business development and investment arm of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., has led Lethbridge-based…

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Impression Ventures secures $64 million for fourth fund, continues to bet on seed-stage FinTech

Impression bet early on Wealthsimple and won. Now the firm wants to make bigger bets. Impression Ventures has secured $64 million CAD for its…

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