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Artemis Update- February 2022

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Before we share all the Feb moves, news and opportunities, we’d like to take a minute to acknowledge and support the brave people of Ukraine. If you’re wondering how you can make a difference, here is an idea: The Canadian government will be matching up to $10M in humanitarian aid donations to the Red Cross. Click here for the link.

All The Moves

Ankit Patel joins as CFO

Aditya Mardia joins Fiserv as VP Product Management

Rob Hector joins Arctic Wolf Networks as Director of Product Management

Ricardo Bedin joins Creator Now as Founding Engineer

Hassan Khan joins Kindred as Sr Manager of FP&A

Nathan Tarr is the new Senior Manager, Implementation Services at FigBytes

Bhavin Shah joins Nautical Commerce as CTO

Stephanie Petry joins Jobber as Director of Talent Attraction

John Vandermay is the new CTO at Narrative I/O

Jason Gallaugher joins Vidyard as VP of Engineering

Dan Kagan joins Okta as Country Manager

John Busch is the new AVP Technology Infrastructure & CISO at Wellington-Altus Private Wealth

Justin King joins 24/7 as VP of Sales

Ted Graham is now the Principal at GMVentures

Ian Crosby, former CEO/Co-Founder of Bench, joins Shopify as Director of Product

What We're Working On:

VP Sales - B2B Enterprise/eCommerce - Remote (Canada & US)

VP Engineering - B2B SaaS/Trade/Retail - Remote (Canada & US)

CFO - EdTech - Remote (Canada & US)

VP Engineering - B2B2C Retail/eCommerce - Remote (Canada & US)

VP People - EdTech - Remote (Canada & US)

VP Partnerships - B2B Mapping Solutions - Remote (Canada & US)

Innovation Lab Leader - Telecom - Remote (Canada) -

Head of Engineering - Confidential Series A Startup - Remote (Canada)

Business Dev Leader - VC/FinTech - Remote (Canada)

Head of Engineering Operations - B2B2C Loyalty Currency - Remote (GTA)

Head of Product Design - EdTech - Remote (Global)

Head of Enterprise - Confidential Fintech Scale-up - Remote (Canada & US)

Sr. Product Manager- B2B Network/IT Management- Remote (Ontario)

Head of Sales- B2B eCommerce/Retail- Remote (Canada & US)

Director of Engineering- EdTech- Remote (Canada)

Head of Product Design- EdTech- Remote (Global)

Senior Product Designer- EdTech- Remote (Global)

Group PM- Fintech- Remote (Canada & US) Coming soon…

VP Eng - FinTech, SMB - Remote (Canada & US) - email to learn more

The Bridge Project

At Artemis, we've launched "The Bridge Project"- with insight and guidance from the new Canadians in our network, we aim to bridge the gap, empower newcomers for success & expand the talent pool for our local tech companies! Canada has a strong immigration policy, welcoming the most talented and experienced newcomers into the country. But we recognize that there’s work to do as we integrate this talent into our tech ecosystem and value their experience.

To help reduce that compensation gap, this month we are focusing on tips for newcomers to negotiate equitable compensation. Click here to learn more!

Humans of Tech

Meet Kara Parkinson! As one of Canada’s top tech marketing leaders at Alcumus, she shares how she her way to tech x marketing, what gets her energized and some actionable advice for people starting out in the field! Click here to read more!

All The News & Stuff You Should Know

After a busy 2021, with multiple rounds of funding and a $4 billion valuation, ApplyBoard’s CEO says he’s now eyeing a potential IPO.

For the first time ever, representatives from the Toronto Stock Exchange travelled to Waterloo Region to remotely open the day’s trading at the Communitech Hub.

The unicorn password protection company 1Password is expanding into the cryptocurrency realm to do what it does best: security. The company plans to make crypto wallets more secure for users.

The Sweden-founded company has opened a product development and tech hub in Toronto, marking its first in North America. Klarna plans to bolster the tech hub by hiring more than 500 engineers by 2025, and opening offices in Vancouver and Québec.

Cybersecurity company eSentire Inc. has achieved unicorn status with a valuation of more than US$1 billion following a raise of US$325 million in new investment funding.

Goldman Sachs is selling Toronto fintech company, Financeit to Kuwait sovereign wealth fund for $350M plus. The sale comes after hope of combining forces with Goldman’s US bank “just didn’t come to pass”.

The Government of Canada has announced plans to invest a total of $240 million CAD to strengthen the country’s semiconductor and photonics design and production capabilities.

Thanks to the pandemic, Canadians working in sales, marketing, and product saw their salaries jump 38 percent in 2021, the second fastest-rising rate only after Mexico.

Funding News:

Canadian tech funding powered by

KOHO Financial - Toronto | FinTech | $160M

VendorPM - Toronto | PropertyTech | $7.6M

Openscreen - Toronto | DevTech | $6.3M

Kognitiv - Waterloo Region | Marketplace | $31M

Pluto - Toronto | FinTech | $7.6M

Neat - Toronto | DevTech | $100K

DOZR - Waterloo Region | Marketplace | $27.5M

Newton - Toronto | Cryptocurrency | $25M

Micruity - Toronto | FinTech | $6.5M

ODAIA - Toronto | SaaS | $17.5M

Couply - Toronto | Social | $300K

Cohere - Toronto | AI | $159M

Kinetic Commerce - Toronto | RetailTech | -

eState Planner - Toronto | LegalTech | $1M

Axelar - Waterloo Region | Blockchain | $44.4M

Convictional - Toronto | SaaS | $50.7M

RideCo - Waterloo Region | LogisticsTech | $20M

Pipeline Signals - Toronto | SalesTech | $507K

RouteThis - Waterloo Region | Networks | $25M

Epoch - Waterloo Region | HRTech | $4.5M

Aviron Interactive - Toronto | HealthTech | $23.6M

Blackspark - Toronto | FinTech | $593K


Are you curious about changing compensation trends? Eager to know what we, the recruiters, are seeing in the market? Need advice on how to craft a competitive offer in this wild job market? Ask our very own Kristina McDougall all of this and more in our AMA-format office hours on March 24 @ 10am PST/1pm EST. As the new Talent Expert in Residence at the Canadian Women's Network, she's ready to tackle all of your talent-related questions - and is there a better place to start than compensation? Don't forget to REGISTER! That's not all - Applications are OPEN for CWN's Founder & Funder - FinTech and InsurTech Edition on April 7, 2022. The CWN is bringing together FinTech & InsurTech funders and Canadian female founders to casually meet, form connections, and develop long-term relationships. With an impressive line up of investors in your sector and 75 connections to be made in 60 minutes, do not miss this opportunity! *This event is for paid CWN Growth Plan Members only, so if that isn't enough incentive to join this incredible network, we don't know what is. Refer a friend (or two!) to give and receive 25% off a 1-year annual Growth membership for CWN! Offer ends March 14, 2022.

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