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Leaders Credit Union goes live with Sensibill for digital receipt management

Sensibill’s digital receipt management solution supports Leaders Credit Union’s mission to help members strengthen financial health. The entire team here at Sensibill is excited to announce that the Jackson, Tenn.-based Leaders Credit Union has launched our digital receipt management solution to help its members better budget and track expenses, supporting the ultimate goal of achieving financial wellness. The $520 million-asset…
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Sensibill announces the new Senisbill Platform to help financial institutions better serve their customers

As a financial institution, serving your customers with the best digital tools, products, and services is key to helping your customers thrive financially. But the question on many institutions’ minds has always been: how? At Sensibill, we understand that the struggle is real when it comes to truly knowing what your customers need, right when they need it. So we went…
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Assent Clients Achieve Critical European Sustainability Milestone

Supply chain data management firm Assent Compliance first to complete successful automated data submission to the European Union SCIP database. OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 - Assent Compliance is the first supply chain data management firm to successfully complete an automated data submission to the European Union (EU)'s new SCIP database on behalf of a customer. The EU's Waste Framework Directive, along…
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AI STARTUP RUBIKLOUD TO BE ACQUIRED BY OTTAWA-BASED KINAXIS FOR $81.4 MILLION CAD

OTTAWA, ON, June 15, 2020 - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto-based Rubikloud, a disruptive, emerging provider of AI solutions that automate supply chain prescriptive analytics and decision-making in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Globally-recognized retailers and CPG manufacturers in the…
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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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Sensibill welcomes Tom Shen as chair of the board

TORONTO, Feb. 03, 2020 -- Sensibill announced today that digital banking veteran Tom Shen has been appointed chair of the board. Shen is joined on the board by Corey Gross, co-founder and CEO of Sensibill, David Unsworth, general partner at Information Venture Partners, and Benji Sucher, general partner at Radical Ventures. Shen’s addition to the board is part of a series…
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Leading tech firm Q4 announces expansion plans into Hamilton, along with over 140 new tech jobs

Q4 Inc.’s new Hamilton Office January 21, 2020 (HAMILTON, ON) – Adding to the momentum behind Hamilton as one of Canada's fastest-growing tech cities, Q4 Inc. has announced it will be expanding into the up-and-coming hub this year, creating 140 new jobs in the city. Hamilton has been gaining traction as a rising tech centre and an ideal location for innovative…
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Supercluster Scale.AI has chose 14 projects, invested $32 million since receiving funding

Scale AI has publicly invested more than $32 million to date into 14 projects, with the hopes of accelerating the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) within Canadian companies. Scale AI was awarded $230 million from the federal government in December 2018 through the government’s Supercluster initiative. It received an additional $23.4 million in July from the Quebec government.   The recently announced projects are…
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ScribbleLive acquired by Brazil based Rock Content

Brazilian content marketing startup Rock Content has announced the purchase of US sector player ScribbleLive, creating one of the largest companies in the segment in the Americas. The buyout, announced exclusively to Forbes, is the continuation of the company's international expansion, which began in 2017 with the launch of operations in Mexico. With the addition of ScribbleLive (SL), which has…
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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…