Toronto based Meta, artificial intelligence for science, acquired by Facebook founder foundation

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organization launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan to advance human potential and promote equality, has acquired Meta, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based developer of an AI for scientists to read, understand and prioritize scientific papers. No financial information was released. Meta’s platform aims … Continue reading Toronto based Meta, artificial intelligence for science, acquired by Facebook founder foundation

Montreal educational startup Oohlala raises $5.2m Canadian in Series A

OOHLALA, a Montreal based mobile app designed to provide college students with information about their university, including events and course schedules, raised $4 million USD in Series A funding. University Ventures led the round, and was joined by Y Combinator, GoAhead Ventures, Real Ventures, LiYuan VC, Fundersclub, and several angel investors including Joe Montana. Oohlala’s … Continue reading Montreal educational startup Oohlala raises $5.2m Canadian in Series A

Manage your wealth by Wealthica, Montreal startup, started by ex iWeb employees

Wealthica is a Montreal startup – All your investments in one place. Who started the company? Do you / team members have tech background? Martin Leclair, Eric Chouinard and Simon Boulet. All 3 are ex-iWeb. iWeb was sold to Internap a few years ago, then we thought about what we should do next. We realized … Continue reading Manage your wealth by Wealthica, Montreal startup, started by ex iWeb employees

Canadian Tech Community asks Govt of Canada to accept more immigrants: Diversity is our strength

The following letter was published on Facebook few days ago by the Canadian Tech Community and sent to the Government of Canada for consideration. This was done due to a recent ban by the American president, Donald Trump, in the US. This letter is in addition to Immigration Open Letter signed by Facebook and Microsoft … Continue reading Canadian Tech Community asks Govt of Canada to accept more immigrants: Diversity is our strength

Shopify, leading ecommerce tech company in Canada, has opened a new R&D office in Toronto

Shopify has opened a new office in Toronto and is looking to hire up to 1,000 employees by 2019.  The new address is at 420 Wellington and can now accommodate up to 200 new employees. We're excited to officially be opening our 2nd location for Shopify Toronto tonight! Words from @JohnTory, @craigmillr, & more to follow. … Continue reading Shopify, leading ecommerce tech company in Canada, has opened a new R&D office in Toronto

Top Ten Most Crowd Funded Kickstarter Canadian Campaigns Ever

Kickstarter is one of the top leading crowdfunding websites on the internet and has acted to support many innovative endeavors, connecting fans to the creators of the projects they want to see made. In the 2016, Pebble Time, the colour e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface was the leader … Continue reading Top Ten Most Crowd Funded Kickstarter Canadian Campaigns Ever

France launches French Tech Visa / lures tech talent

France wants you to pack your bags and say “Bonjour” to doing your tech business startup in France. If selected, you will get a 4 year work visa and can bring your spouse with you to live and work in one of the 41 French incubators. Visa could also be renewed on 4 year term … Continue reading France launches French Tech Visa / lures tech talent

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