EC North America

Canadian startups had a tough Q3, and AI’s popularity isn’t making a big difference

Funding to Canadian startups declined by 57% to $808 million in Q3 2023 from the previous quarter, per Tracxn’s Geo Quarterly report.

Canada’s seed market set a record in Q2. Why is the US starting to retract?

Canada's seed market is heading up and to the right, which is not something that can be said about the U.S.

LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense)

While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.

Weedmaps for Business debuts as a SaaS suite for cannabis retailers and brands

Veteran cannabis tech company WM Technology is rebranding and expanding its SaaS offering to move upstream beyond its existing Weedmaps marketplace. Previously known as WM Business, this B2B subscript

Battle of the bridge: Startups struggle to secure runway financing

Despite the venture capital asset class sitting on historic levels of dry powder, many investors aren’t deploying it, leaving their portfolio companies scrambling for financing. Venture funding

North American and European insurtechs are recalibrating after a blockbuster 2021

Let’s explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming.

Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1 but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.

VCs discuss the opportunities — and challenges — in Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem

"What we need is more capital — angel funds, venture funds so that entrepreneurs have a variety of funding sources to go to locally."