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DailyPay Raises $500 Million Of Capital, Powering Its Mission To Transform The Financial System

NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 — DailyPay, the leader in on-demand pay solutions for enterprises, today announced it has secured $500 million of capital. The company is announcing a $175 million Series D equity round led by Carrick Capital Partners with participation from existing investors. In addition, the company is announcing it has raised $325 million of credit capital from various sources. The Company intends to invest its newly raised capital…
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Sun Life leads a $43 million round of financing in Dialogue

TORONTO, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Virtual care is revolutionizing Canadian health care. Canadians are turning to their phones and tablets to connect virtually with a medical professional for physical and mental health concerns or even to fill a prescription. Today Sun Life announced a strategic commercial partnership and $32.7 million equity investment in Dialogue, Canada’s leading telemedicine provider. Sun…
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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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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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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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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…