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The Amplitude Fellowship

Are you an outstanding life science-focused PhD candidate, postdoc, MD, or inventor? Do you want to stay rooted in health and life science while exploring the dynamic and creative scientific impact you can have as an entrepreneur?

The Amplitude Fellowship may be what you’re looking for. The application deadline for the 2022 Amplitude Ventures Fellowship Program is March 30th

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My journey to Partner at Inovia

Hugh Lalancette has been with Inovia for more than six years and was named partner at the beginning 2022. While he started as an analyst, Lalancette has been an integral part of building Inovia’s growth strategy from the start. Read his firsthand personal journey to Partner.

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Startups Are Being Pressured To Mature Faster

Matt Cohen, Founder & Managing Partner, Ripple Ventures, shared his thoughts with Crunchbase on how the ballooning of seed rounds has led to seed companies acting like Series A companies all the way down the line to Series C companies acting like publicly traded ones.


On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook

McCarthy Tétrault’s National Private Equity Group has released its On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook to help market participants take stock of the last 12 months and gain insights on what lies ahead for the PE industry in 2022 and beyond, including what factors could influence growth and deal activity.


What the CVCA Q3 Report tells us about the state of Saskatchewan’s tech ecosystem

This past week, the CVCA released their Q3 2021 report showing venture capital activity in Canada. The results are showing a historic year for the Saskatchewan tech ecosystem, with over $200M in venture capital deployed in the province. For context, it wasn’t that long ago when Saskatchewan was struggling to get into the double digits of capital deployed, with only $14M raised in all of 2017, $16M raised in 2018, and $15M just last year in 2020.

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Toronto Market Sees Biggest High‑Tech Job Growth in North America

The 2021 Tech-30 report indicates that 11 markets saw faster high-tech job growth in 2019 and 2020 than in the previous two years, including Toronto, Montreal, Dallas, and Charlotte. Toronto led the pack with a 26% growth rate and 40,200 new jobs added, making it the top high-tech job growth market. Seattle and Vancouver ranked second and third, respectively.