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Artemis Update- April 2024

Updated: May 3

We're in the full swing of spring.  The tech labour-market is thawing and showing signs that it's ready to bloom! Read on for leadership moves and tech news - including $267M in tech funding! Plus, a new Product Management Salary Snapshot and a feature on Remote Work Trends from our Canadian tech community survey.


ARTEMIS OUT WEST


Our mission to bring the best leadership talent to Canada’s tech ecosystem has brought us West! Over the last year our teammates Ashley and Carly have launched Artemis in Alberta & BC. Last week, they landed in Vancouver to connect with founders and  investors at INNOVATEwest - and they were excited to see all of the action in West Coast tech. 





ALL THE MOVES

Walt Huber joins Virtek as Director of Accounting 

Puneet Mulchandani joins AgencyAnalytics as VP of Product 

Rakshit Mehta joins Nfinite as Head of Finance 

Ali Rushdan Tariq joins Astrus as Founding Product Designer

Randah McKinnie joins Martello Technologies as VP of Product

Michael Georgas joins Apply Digital as Senior Director of AI

Siri Agrell is now CEO of BetaKit

Stacey Tozer joins Workleap as Director of Partnerships and Alliances

Duncan Mundell joins AltaML as Head of Invent 

Steve Rogalsky joins MindEdge Learning as Chief Product Officer

Kris Hansen joins Sagard as CTO

Evan Santa joins Keep as Sales Lead

Itay Mishan joins Wisedocs as CTO




Thanks to everyone who participated in our Salary Survey! We were thrilled at the response rate, and are excited to get the results out.


This month, we’ll share the Product Management Salary Snapshot, tracing the journey from IC to VP and C-level and highlighting 2024 vs. 2021 trends!





We’re often asked what type of work arrangement our partner companies have adopted - remote first, hybrid, or in-office. We recently surveyed our network of tech leaders to understand what's going on. In this feature of Artemis' Hot Take, we dive into how Canadian tech companies are navigating this dynamic landscape. 




WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

Senior Product Management Role - High-Performance Computing - Canada (EST/Remote) - Email to learn more  

Confidential CFO - Services/Agency human capital experience - Toronto - Email to learn more

Head of Customer Experience - Wealthtech - GTA (Hybrid) - Email to learn more

Partner Marketing Manager - Loyalty - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more

Software Development Manager (Embedded Focus) - Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) - KW/ Hybrid - Email to learn more

 

COMING SOON

VP Finance - Hardware/Software - KW  - Email to learn more

Sr. Manager, Software Development - Health Informatics - Toronto/Hybrid - Email to learn more



FRACTIONAL LEADERSHIP


Since launching our fractional network, we've built a spectacular roster of leaders from finance, to technology, to sales and marketing, to product, operations, strategy, HR/Talent and more. If you're a founder looking to add top-notch leadership to your team for a fraction of the cost, let's chat. Spotlight: Our Fractional Leader of the Month

Title: Product Leader

Location: GTA

Background: Seasoned product leader with over 15 years experience building new digital products for companies as a consultant and within enterprises. Her expertise lies in 0 to 1 and 1.0 to product-market fit: most recently she scaled a product from $0 to $21M ARR. This leader helps businesses gain market traction by leveling up product teams on strategy, execution and the craft of product management. Areas of expertise include: B2C & B2B2C products; particularly eCommerce & marketplaces.  

Looking for: Fractional, consulting or advisory opportunities to help early stage companies grow revenue through improving their product & their people.


Email to learn more Psst. Looking for another skill set? Check out previously featured fractional leaders. From CTOs to CFOs, Customer Experience to Sales/Revenue, Marketing or HR leaders - our roster has exceptional talent across all functions!



IMMIGRANTS OF TECH

NIV LOBO GAJIWALA



This month, we are flipping the script and looking inwards for our Immigrants of Tech series, featuring our own Niv Lobo Gajiwala, Strategic Lead at Artemis Canada. To celebrate Niv’s newly minted Canadian citizenship, we dive into her story -  how she came to Canada to build Artemis, the magic along the way, and the advice she has for newcomers. 





ALL THE NEWS & STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW


BioIntelligence Technologies announces the recent closing of $5M in funding led by Amplify Capital (Toronto) and joined by Investissement Québec, Real Ventures, Anges Québec, AQC Capital (Montreal), and Innospark Ventures (Boston).  Read More Here 


New $5M Waterloo lab aims to spawn cutting-edge EV batteries. Read More Here 


Trudeau announces $2.4B for AI related investments. Read More Here 


Capital gains tax changes strike a nerve with Canadian tech ecosystem. Read More Here 


Vidyard rolls out AI avatars after securing funding from EDC and existing backers. Read More Here


Communitech launched NorthWatch -  a dynamic data dashboard to keep you informed about Canada’s tech ecosystem


FUNDING NEWS


KW/Toronto/Canada tech funding powered by our friends at briefed.in:


Myomar Molecular - East Coast | HealthTech | $1.1M

RetinaLogik - Alberta | Health Diagnostics | $783K

Taalas Inc. - Toronto | Artificial Intelligences | $67.3M

PayShepherd - Alberta | FinTech | $7.0M

Noa Therapeutics - Toronto | BioTech | $2.2M

OnTraccr - British Columbia | ConstructionTech | $1.2M

BeatConnect - Quebec | SaaS | $2.3M

Joyride - Toronto | Platform | $7.0M

CodeZero Technologies - British Columbia | Marketplace | $4.7M

OPALIA - Quebec | FoodTech | $2.0M

Carbonova Corp. - Alberta | NanoTech | $8.1M

MarineLabs - British Columbia | Analytics | $4.5M

Quthero - Toronto | MedTech | $1.8M

Poseidon Ocean Systems - British Columbia | CleanTech | $28.0M

PocketHealth - Toronto | HealthTech | $45.0M

Flosonics - Other | HealthTech | $27.2M

Landerz - Quebec | PropertyTech | $1.5M

Rithmik Solutions - Quebec | Analytics | $2.0M



Discover the best in startups and tech with our curated picks! From inspiring reads to must-listen podcasts and transformative courses, Artemis Recommends brings you top resources to inform and inspire. 


📚 Carly recommends Super Founders by Ali Tamaseb- a data-driven exploration of what makes startups successful, offering invaluable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs. 


🎧 Niv recommends The Future of Work 3 Part Series on Pivot - a podcast hosted by Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway, who offer their sharp and unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. 


💻 Tara recommends From the Arena - a substack focused on 25 Years of startup stories and tech lessons written by our client and friend Dan Shaw, CEO @ Ghost Retail.




OUR PARTNERS


Ever wonder what goes on inside the historic Tannery building in downtown Kitchener? The whispers of innovation and the clinking of creative ideas being tossed around – those are just a few clues! All the secrets are being spilled at the Communitech Hub® Open House on Tuesday, May 28th



 

Join Communitech for the Fast Track Cities Solutions Showcase on May 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm. Six Canadian tech companies will battle for $50K in prizes by showcasing their solutions to conquer today's supply chain challenges – traffic congestion, labour shortages, visibility across the chain and more. 



Accelerator Centre Build and Break Fast Series - May 2nd

Ready to explore the future of Women's Health Tech? Join us for an enlightening panel discussion exploring the triumphs and challenges in leveraging tech to revolutionize women's health.


This event isn't just for tech enthusiasts – it's for everyone curious about the future of healthcare for women. Whether you're an entrepreneur, healthcare professional, or simply passionate about the topic, this is your chance to join the conversation and gain valuable insights.




Send us your questions about hiring and retaining top talent in tech!


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