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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Cloud-Based PLM and PDM Provider Upchain

Today I am thrilled to share the news that we have completed our acquisition of Upchain, a provider of instant-on, cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions. The addition of Upchain to the Autodesk portfolio accelerates our mission to deliver the next-generation software platform for design and manufacturing and creates more value for customers by removing collaboration…
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Enterprise Data Management Leader ThinkData Raises $8M in Series A Funding

TORONTO, ON – June 25, 2020 - ThinkData Works, Inc. (@thinkdataworks) announced today that it has raised $8 million (CAD) in Series A financing led by BDC Capital Inc (BDC ICE Fund) and Yaletown Capital Partners with participation by existing investors, First Ascent Ventures and Extreme Venture Partners. ThinkData’s end-to-end data management platform, Namara, streams data from any source in the…
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Announcing our partnership with JPMorgan Chase

We are excited to announce our partnership with JPMorgan Chase, which is now offering Sensibill’s receipt capture and management solution through the Chase Mobile app! With the Chase Mobile Banking app, everyday banking customers can manage home office expenses, submit proof of purchase for insurance claims, track their spending at a granular level, and much more. Chase has created a…
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New Product from AI Contract Management Company LinkSquares Covers the Contract Creation Process

LinkSquares, a Boston-based company that provides AI-based contract management and analysis platform for corporate legal departments, is today announcing the roll-out later this month of a product that extends its platform to the pre-signature, contract-generation process, to offer enterprises an end-to-end platform for drafting, reviewing and managing contracts. The company says that the new product, called LinkSquares Finalize, will work…
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Dialogue Launches an Automated Medical Assistant to Help Canadians Access Accurate and Up-to-date Information on COVID-19

MONTREAL, March 10, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – In light of public health concerns regarding COVID-19 in Canada, Dialogue Technologies Inc. is leveraging its conversational technology to launch Chloe for COVID-19 (covid19.dialogue.co). An automated medical assistant, Chloe provides Canadians with access to the latest public health information and resources to provide advice to help prevent infection. Chloe, Dialogue's virtual automated assistant…
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Digital receipt player Sensibill raises $31.5m

Sensibill, a Toronto-based AI-powered digital receipt startup targeting freelancers and small business owners, has raised US$31.5 million in a Series B funding round joined by National Bank of Canada. The round, led by AI-focused venture fund Radical Ventures, and joined by Information Venture Partners and First Ascent Ventures, brings Sensibill's total financing to $46.5 million. Founded in 2013, Sensibill works…
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ThinkData Works selected as an approved vendor for the Canadian Government AI standing order

Toronto - January 23rd, 2019 - ThinkData Works Inc. (ThinkData) has been pre-qualified by the Government of Canada to deliver contracts worth up to $9M related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, solutions, and products. The list of qualified providers was announced on January 15, 2019, and was the result of an Invitation to Qualify published through Public Services and Procurement…
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Assent Compliance Receives Over $100 Million (CAD$130 Million) Growth Equity Investment from Warburg Pincus

OTTAWA – October 23, 2018 – Assent Compliance (“Assent” or “the company”), the Ottawa-based leader in supply chain data management software, today announced the receipt of an over $100 million (CAD$130 million) investment from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The investment will enable Assent to enhance its proprietary software and supply chain data…
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Q4 Inc. Raises $38 Million in Series C Funding Round Led by Napier Park Financial Partners

Toronto and New York – September 12, 2018 – Q4 Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions, announced today the closing of a USD$38 million Series C financing round. This round was led by Napier Park Financial Partners (Napier Park) with participation from existing investors including OpenText Enterprise Apps Fund (OTEAF), Information Venture Partners…
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ThinkData partners with the Vector Institute to provide AI research platform

TORONTO, ON - ThinkData Works, Inc. (ThinkData) has announced a partnership with the Vector Institute (Vector) that will provide Vector AI researchers and partners with a platform for fundamental and applied AI research. “There is a lot of potential to apply AI techniques to gain insight and create new business solutions using publicly available data,” says Bryan Smith, Co-Founder and…