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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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Managing and growing your business in a challenging macro environment – Podcast

EPISODE DETAILS / TRANSCRIPT EPISODE SUMMARY Tony van Marken knows what it takes to climb a financial mountain, so how are successful start-ups managing under COVID-19? EPISODE NOTES Tony van Marken knows what it takes to climb a financial mountain, so how are successful start-ups managing under COVID-19? The managing partner of First Ascent Ventures explains why not all technology companies are…
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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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Opportunities in Privacy & Security Emerging During COVID-19

This article, by First Ascent Ventures, is the first in a series that will outline emerging trends across the Privacy and Security space. Katharine Tomko, Venture Partner at First Ascent Ventures It would be an understatement to say that COVID-19 has drastically altered daily life and business dealings across the globe. The Canadian technology space is not immune to this…
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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…
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BusinessWire partners with IR provider Q4

SAN FRANCISCO: Business Wire has partnered with investor relations cloud platform Q4. The exclusive partnership is combining Business Wire’s distribution and newswire services with Q4’s communications and intelligence platforms, according to a statement from the companies. "Business Wire and Q4 have known each other for a long time," said Richard DeLeo, COO at Business Wire. "We’re both preferred providers to…
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Q4 announces new IR Success Platform

New York and Toronto - February 21, 2019 – Q4 Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based investor relations solutions, announced today the launch of its “IR Success Platform.” The platform combines Q4’s market-leading IR product suite, with a new white-glove customer experience model that partners with IROs to help them achieve both their tactical and strategic objectives, from daily…
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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…