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Golden Ventures secures another $100M to invest in Canada’s tech ecosystem

Golden Ventures' fifth fund targets seed-stage founders working across technologies, including AI, climate, blockchain and quantum.

AddGlow takes on Reddit, Facebook with community-building software for brands

The New York-based startup collects data via profile attributes specified by the brand in order to personalize the homepage, product description pages, emails and SMS. 

Zūm Rails takes in first capital to launch new banking-as-a-service, FedNow offerings

Zūm Rails manages the flow of money by verifying a customer’s identity, linking directly with bank accounts and facilitating payments via the method of the customer’s choosing.

Goldman Sachs bets on Simetrik’s automation tech for CFOs

Simetrik created the Simetrik Building Blocks, scalable and adaptable concepts based on no-code development and generative AI technologies.

Meati Foods puts CFO Phil Graves at the helm as it cuts 13% of its workforce

Meati is another example of a tech company making layoffs that didn’t appear to be in trouble.

Bluestein Ventures raises $45M for third food tech fund

Bluestein Ventures targets consumer-facing technology across the food supply chain like health and wellness, proprietary foodtech, commerce and digital technology. 

OpenBorder’s e-commerce software helps merchants access consumers around the world

OpenBorder provides e-commerce merchants with instant access to the $2 trillion cross-border market through automation of certain logistical needs. 

Miruku grabs more capital as its plant-based dairy tech reaches proof of concept

The company made advancements in its proprietary dairy seed system to leverage interactions between recombinant dairy casein and native plant proteins, with or without improved fatty acid profiles.

Atlas helps companies offer contractor benefits no matter where they are located

Atlas is developing a work benefits tool for global companies to manage their contractor benefits from one place.

Pacifico Biolabs emerges from stealth with fermentation process for alternative seafood

The company's fermentation process involves the cultivation of multiple microorganisms, including mycelium, to provide nutrition, flavor and texture.

.406 Ventures secures $265M for fifth fund

When looking at startups within healthcare, data and AI and cybersecurity, the firm considers a number of factors like the plan for infrastructure, especially now that AI is everywhere.

General Atlantic leads $50M Series C into Bold to grow digital payments in Colombia

Bold provides low-cost payment terminals, called dataphones, that enable small and medium businesses to accept link payments.

Spacegoods shakes up functional beverage industry with mushroom-based powders

The London-based wellness brand is tapping into functional mushrooms and nootropics to create a line of powder blends that it touts enhances energy, relaxation, mood and general well-being.

FlowFi takes in first funding to give founders insight into financials

FlowFi combines technology with financial experts to go beyond traditional bookkeeping to show founders essential non-GAAP financial metrics. 

20PRODUCT grabs $5M to put the best product experts in your cap table

20PRODUCT includes a group of eight people who come from companies like Shopify, Nubank, Spotify, Snap, LinkedIn, Ramp, Match and Xiaomi.

Functional beverage startup Odyssey grabs $6M to accelerate energy drink growth

Odyssey’s products tap into the health benefits of Lions Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms to produce an energy drink that provides cognitive clarity and focus. 

Closinglock, now with $12M, wants to prevent the 1 in 10 real estate transactions targeted for fraud

Users log into Closinglock's portal where real estate transaction wiring instructions are accessed instead of provided via email.

Goodshuffle dances into 2024 with $5M for event rental management software

The Goodshuffle Pro includes a single dashboard for rental and event production companies to track inventory, automate sales and streamline growth from one place.

SUMA Wealth grabs $2.2M as its financial platforms reach 1M users

SUMA Wealth’s platforms have seen 62% annual user growth, while revenue increased nearly five times in the past year.

Stellar Sleep app gets initial funding to awaken root cause of chronic insomnia in users

Stellar Sleep’s mobile app taps into psychological methods to help users break the cycle of those frequent nights awake.
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