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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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Sensibill deepens UK market expansion with Metro Bank partnership

Sensibill announced today that it will partner with Metro Bank, the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years, to power its mobile receipt management offering. The partnership supports the bank’s mission to transform the digital experience for its small business banking clients. Metro Bank has invited select small business customers to join a free…
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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…
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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…