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Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit | #VentureCanvas

Lucas Matney | TechCrunch Startups


 The executive tasked with building back community trust in Upload, the VR startup shaken by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee earlier this summer, has quit less than six weeks after officially announcing she had joined the team as COO, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Anne Aloha Ward joined as COO of Upload, which runs co-working spaces in its LA and SF offices as well as… Read More

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Mobysoft Receives Investment from Livingbridge | #VentureCanvas

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Mobysoft, a Manchester, UK-based predictive software for social housing providers, received an investment from Livingbridge’s Enterprise 2 fund. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to grow its UK social housing market share, increase investment in people and extend the use of predictive analytics into other areas […]

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Source: Mobysoft Receives Investment from Livingbridge

Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit | #VentureCanvas

Lucas Matney | TechCrunch


 The executive tasked with building back community trust in Upload, the VR startup shaken by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee earlier this summer, has quit less than six weeks after officially announcing she had joined the team as COO, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Anne Aloha Ward joined as COO of Upload, which runs co-working spaces in its LA and SF offices as well as… Read More

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Source: Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit

Citizens Rx Receives Senior Credit Facility from Comvest Partners | #VentureCanvas

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Citizens Rx, LLC, an Oak Park, Illinois-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, received a senior credit facility from Comvest Partners, through its Comvest Capital lending strategy. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company is using the proceeds to continue to expand operations. Founded in 2009, Citizens Rx provides public and private […]

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LendingClub Adds Warehouse Credit Agreement to Finance Loans | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has filed an 8K with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it has entered into a Warehouse Credit Agreement on October 10th with “certain lenders.” In connection with the Warehouse Agreement, “LendingClub Warehouse” also entered into a Security Agreement with the Administrative Agent… Read More

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Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem | #VentureCanvas

Josh Nussbaum | TechCrunch


 It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here’s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

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Snappy Kraken Raises $1M Series A Funding | #VentureCanvas

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Snappy Kraken, an Ormond beach, FL-based martech company, raised a $1m Series A funding. Backers were not disclosed. The company is using the funds for business development and growth. Led by CEO and co-founder Robert Sofia, Snappy Kraken provides a SaaS based platform for financial professionals to personalize, automate, and track marketing campaigns and business […]

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Netflix’s original content costs are ballooning | #VentureCanvas

Matthew Lynley | TechCrunch


 Netflix today once again showed that its subscriber growth is on a tear — especially its growth internationally — but a note in the report may indicate one of the biggest challenges the company faces going forward. Netflix took home 20 Emmy awards this year, and that’s thanks to its enormous investments in original content. Shows like “Stranger Things,”… Read More

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Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia | #VentureCanvas

Frederic Lardinois | TechCrunch


 It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X‘s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quite some progress. Alphabet’s X unit is now testing the Project Wing drones in southeastern Australia, where its flying machines are making deliveries right to people’s… Read More

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Catalyst Development Receives Investment from Livingbridge | #VentureCanvas

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Catalyst Development, a London, UK-based specialist financial markets consultancy, received an investment from Livingbridge’s Livingbridge’s Enterprise 2 fund. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its service development, strengthen its infrastructure, and expand its talent development and acquisition strategy. Founded in 1994 and led by […]

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Traction on Demand, Axonify among GPTW’s best workplaces in tech list | #VentureCanvas

Aeman Ansari | Beta Kit


Great Place To Work, a company that recognizes the world’s best workplaces, announced its 2017 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Technology.

A few of the companies mentioned in the recently released list include Burnaby-based Traction On Demand, Waterloo-based Axonify, Toronto-based Wave, and Toronto-based BlueCat, which wassold to a US private equity company earlier this year for $400 million.

GPTW outlined key attributes that they found in the companies on this year’s list, including strong employee communication, caring for employees, and empowering employees to do good work.

“The digital revolution is redefining not only how we work, but who our competitors are. The ‘tech sector’ no longer exists. We are all tech firms.”

“Each of the organizations named on our Best Workplaces in Technology list has been successful in creating a high-trust culture that supports employees and empowers them bring their best to work, driving superior results for the whole organization,” the GPTW report reads. “Over 95 percent of employees at these winning organizations agree their workplace is great and 93% are willing to give extra to get the job done. And the proof is in the pudding – these same organizations collectively averaged 40 percent growth last year.”

GPTW compiles these lists based on feedback from more than 300,000 employees working in GPTW-certified organizations across Canada. Employees are asked to complete an anonymous Trust Index survey, which includes questions about transparency of communication, degree of collaboration, quality of benefits programs, opportunity for professional development, and support for work-life balance. For the organization to become GPTW certified, 70 percent of the feedback has to be positive.

Along with the list, GPTW also showcased a recent study conducted by Paris-based Capgemini Group that identified outdated company culture as the number one barrier to digital transformation. “Regardless of industry, the digital revolution is redefining not only how we work, but who our competitors are. Some experts are now musing that the ‘tech sector’ no longer exists,” GPTW said. “We are all tech firms, and companies that are slow to accept this new reality will find themselves in the crosshairs of disruptive startups or shareholders who will force the issue.”

This year’s list — and the ongoing work at GPTW — attempts to take a closer look at what’s working in tech companies in Canada and around the world, and how these strategies can encourage digital transformation in all organizations and all industries.

See the full list here.

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Source: Traction on Demand, Axonify among GPTW’s best workplaces in tech list

Moving Inventory: Funding To Auto Commerce Companies Continues To Soar | #VentureCanvas

Alyce Ge | CBInsights


The hype surrounding autonomous driving is reaching mainstream consciousness, while OEMs have been exploring new car ownership models in light of explosive growth in ride-hailing services.

However, despite these trends — and despite used car marketplace Beepi’s very public failure earlier this year — deals and funding in the traditional auto commerce sector are still making a strong showing. CarGurus‘ strong IPO highlighted companies working with the existing retail ecosystem, and we’ve also explored a few of these startups previously with our compare companies tool.

Deals to vehicle sales, financing, and leasing startups in 2017 have already exceeded total deal activity last year, while funding is also on track to exceed 2016 levels — in part due to the rise of car sales platforms abroad.

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Source: Moving Inventory: Funding To Auto Commerce Companies Continues To Soar

 

Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again | #VentureCanvas

Matthew Lynley | TechCrunch


Reed Hastings Netflix is still on its rounded-up-to-pretty-great run as it continues to add more and more subscribers, and once again is outstripping its own estimates for growth. Today the company said it added 5.3 million new total subscribers, with 850,000 coming in the U.S. and 4.45 million coming from international markets. Netflix is spending very aggressively on original content, and so far it looks… Read More

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Source: Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run | #VentureCanvas

Josh Constine | TechCrunch Startups


 Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently as it’s done with Instagram and WhatsApp. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 4 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted… Read More

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Tatcha Receives Minority Investment from Castanea Partners | #VentureCanvas

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Tatcha, a luxury skincare brand, received a minority investment from Castanea Partners. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In conjunction with the funding, Castanea’s Janet Gurwitch and Steve Berg will be joining Tatcha’s board of directors. In conjunction with the funding, Steve Berg, a Managing Partner at Castanea, and Janet Gurwitch, Operating […]

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Source: Tatcha Receives Minority Investment from Castanea Partners

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run | #VentureCanvas

Josh Constine | TechCrunch


 Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently as it’s done with Instagram and WhatsApp. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 4 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted… Read More

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Source: Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account | #VentureCanvas

Sarah Perez | TechCrunch


 Google today is rolling out a revamped version of its longtime Security Checkup feature – a service that helps users make sure their Google accounts are safe by checking those items that could impact your account’s security. This includes connected apps, connected devices, account permissions and other things. Now, Security Checkup will be improved by offering more personalized… Read More

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Online Lender Prospa Forms New Partnership With Retail Marketplace MyDeal | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Prospa, an Australian online lender for small businesses, has formed a partnership with Gandel-backed retail marketplace MyDeal, which will allow retailers on its platform to apply for loans of up to $250,000. According to Australian Financial Review, the partnership will allow Prospa to integrate directly into the… Read More

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