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Shopify to open ‘sales lab’ in Kitchener - CBC.ca

Shopify to open 'sales lab' in Kitchener
CBC.ca
Ottawa-based Shopify, a company that makes an online software platform that helps businesses sell their goods on the Internet, is expanding into Kitchener. Shopify is looking to hire five people for what it calls a 'sales lab' that will be located in ...

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Ford recalls 200000 cars for possible fuel leaks - Fortune

Ford recalls 200000 cars for possible fuel leaks
Fortune
Ford Motor Company F issued a recall for nearly 205,000 cars today, around a month after the automaker recalled another 850,000 vehicles in a separate action. Today's recall covers 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles. The cars could have ...

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‘Lead-less’ pacemaker makes Cleveland Clinic’s list of top medical inventions - Minneapolis / St. Pa

'Lead-less' pacemaker makes Cleveland Clinic's list of top medical inventions
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Little Canada-based St. Jude (NYSE: STJ) picked up the technology last year when it paid$123.5 million to buy Milpitas, Calif.-based Nanostim. Cleveland Clinic praised lead-less pacemakers for improving patient safety. "Vitamin-sized wireless cardiac ...

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GM Ventures Takes Stake in Telogis - Orange County Business Journal

GM Ventures Takes Stake in Telogis
Orange County Business Journal
Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Inc. The value of the minority stake was undisclosed. The transaction strengthens the relationship between the ... Telogis will ...

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Peraso Closes Oversubscribed $20 Million Equity Financing Led by Roadmap … - Design and Reuse (pre

Peraso Closes Oversubscribed $20 Million Equity Financing Led by Roadmap ...
Design and Reuse (press release)
Peraso is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company is focussed on the development of 60 GHz chip sets and solutions compliant with the IEEE 802.11ad specification. 60 GHz has been adopted for interoperability ...

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A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest - The American Lawyer (registration)

A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest
The American Lawyer (registration)
Increasingly, U.S. law firms are getting involved in Canadian startup ventures, usually at the prompting of either their tech or venture capital clients. Among the more ubiquitous in Canadian financings, say Canadian tech lawyers, are Silicon Valley ...

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Canada’s Hottest Startups and Their Lawyers - The American Lawyer (registration)

Canada's Hottest Startups and Their Lawyers
The American Lawyer (registration)
A new wave of tech enterprises is attracting increasingly large rounds of venture capital. Hootsuite Media Inc. The Vancouver-based company offers companies a way to manage social media; it has raised $250 million in six rounds in the past 15 months.

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Chasing Tech Work, Canada’s Law Firms Embrace Innovation - The American Lawyer (registration)

The American Lawyer (registration)

Chasing Tech Work, Canada's Law Firms Embrace Innovation
The American Lawyer (registration)
Though Canada attracts only a fraction of the tech investment that Silicon Valley does, or even New York City, the amount of venture capital pouring into Canada is increasing. Last year, Canadian emerging companies drew $1.8 billion in venture capital, ...

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The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy& - Innovation Excellence (blog)

The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&
Innovation Excellence (blog)
(That same study also revealed that Silicon Valley firms are almost twice as likely to follow a Need Seekers model than the general population of companies—46 percent versus 28 percent, a consequence of the startup/venture capital mind-set of tightly ...

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Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion - Birmingham Business Journal

Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion
Birmingham Business Journal
With 25 locations in the U.S. and 13 in Canada, Kovacs and president of franchise marketing systems Chris Conner said Birmingham is a perfect market for multiple Restoration 1 franchises. "We have done exceptionally well in mid-sized markets," Conner ...

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Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion - Birmingham Business Journal

Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion
Birmingham Business Journal
With 25 locations in the U.S. and 13 in Canada, Kovacs and president of franchise marketing systems Chris Conner said Birmingham is a perfect market for multiple Restoration 1 franchises. "We have done exceptionally well in mid-sized markets," Conner ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/28
Macy’s joins rush abroad, to open first international store - Fortune

Macy's joins rush abroad, to open first international store
Fortune
Macy's move follows international expansions by some of its rivals: Nordstrom JWN opened its first international store, in Calgary, Alberta, last month, while HBC's Saks Fifth Avenue will open in Canada in 2016. Lundgren said Macy's was looking at ...

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First Read’s Morning Clips - NBCNews.com

First Read's Morning Clips
NBCNews.com
OBAMA AGENDA: Back on the campaign trail. "President Barack Obama is fighting his last campaign mostly at staid Democratic fund-raising events in hotel ballrooms and the private homes of donors, a far cry from the huge crowds who turned out in droves ...

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EDC and IFC Connect Cutting-Edge Canadian Cleantech Expertise to Chinese … - NewsMaker (press rele

EDC and IFC Connect Cutting-Edge Canadian Cleantech Expertise to Chinese ...
NewsMaker (press release)
In attendance at the forum will be 11 Canadian cleantech companies, in addition to 7 being represented by venture capital firms and other investors. Canada also has a very active venture capital investment 'industry' in cleantech which will be bringing ...

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Partnership between Cycle Capital and Qingdao City Construction Investment … - Canada NewsWire (pr

Partnership between Cycle Capital and Qingdao City Construction Investment ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
A pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the clean-tech sector, Cycle Capital invests in companies developing and commercializing clean technologies and striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, optimizing resource use, and ...

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Celtic House Venture Partners of K-W invested in Dublin-based RedMere last week.

Rogers Media and CTVglobemedia Inc. announce that Rogers Broadcasting will acquire certain Canadian conventional and specialty television services from CTVglobemedia Inc.

Emerald Technology Ventures announces it closed its second cleantech focused venture fund with commitments of CA$210 million.

Cytochroma announces it secured $3 million in new funding from the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund Inc. (CMDF) and University Medical Discoveries Inc. (UMDI).

Argon Venture Partners announces the opening of U.S. and Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Silicon Valley, California.

Kensington Capital appointments Graeme Johnson to Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Geosign makes Brandon Nussey Chief Financial Officer.

American Capital Strategies Ltd. acquired a $160 million minority equity stake in the Geosign Group of Companies, a Guelph firm.

The Ottawa-based maker of Ethernet wireless technology, DragonWave Inc., announces it led a preliminary prospectus with securities regulators.

Wellington Financial LP announces a $6.4 million debenture financing with Mississauga-based BorderWare Technologies Inc. The venture loan will fuel growth opportunities for the company.

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