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Artemis Update- July 2020 In Review

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

All The Moves:

Dave Whiteside, Jim Moss, Nathan Robertson, all formerly at Plasticity Labs, have joined the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo.

Clayton Ramnarine, previously VP Global Sales at Vena Solutions, is now Chief Sales Officer at PartnerStack.

Star Hofer, formerly VP of Customer Success at eCompliance, also joins PartnerStack as VP Customer Success.

Heath Spangler, formerly at Vena, is now VP Engineering at VersaPay.

Dave Thompson, formerly at Aimetis/Senstar, is Sr. Director of Technology at Miovision.

Luke Reimer, formerly at Igloo, will now be heading up Demand Gen at Loopio.

Adam Volpe, previously with Sortable, is now Vice President of Customer Experience at Givecloud.

Formerly at Velocity, Camelia Nunez is now Director of Innovation and Research Partnerships for the UW Faculty of Mathematics.

Mark Stevenson, formerly at Igloo, is now CFO at Shipperbee.

Ken Willner, previously CEO at Zumobi, joined TextNow as their Chief Growth Officer.

What We’re Working On:

Senior Customer Success Manager-Enterprise SaaS - Coaching & Performance Management

Chief Executive Officer- Insurance, Agriculture & Tech Startup

VP Customer Experience- Automotive Retail Saas

Product Director-Enterprise Saas - Coaching & Performance Management

Product Marketing Lead - SMB FinTech Startup

Lead UX Designer- Digital Transformation in Insurance

Lead Front- End Developer- Digital Transformation in Insurance

New Practice Launch! Artemis Tech Teams

In response to client demand we’re excited to officially announce the launch of a new practice- Artemis Tech Teams. This dedicated team is recruiting top software engineers across KW and the GTA, and mapping out the high potential individual contributors who will lead Canada’s future tech companies.

We’re leveraging our extensive network and strengths in delivering a great candidate experience and carefully matching team needs and strengths. We’ve aligned the tools and resources for this new division to address the unique challenges of recruiting great engineering teams.

Interested in learning more? Connect with Olivia!

All the News:

The Government of Canada has invested nearly $30 million CAD in eight Waterloo Region-based companies- Axonify, Onward Manufacturing Company, Dejero Labs, Intellijoint Surgical, SSIMWAVE, KA Imaging, TeTechS, and Shimco.

Black Professionals in Tech Network partners with eight Canadian Tech companies to help support black tech workers.

Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has launched Slate, a new free communication tool that allows students and educators at high education institutions with digital spaces to easily communicate and collaborate.

B.C. online caterer Foodee acquires U.S. rival & raises $13-million.

Nancy Peterson, founder and CEO of HomeStars, Canada's oldest and largest marketplace connecting homeowners and service professionals, has announced she is stepping down as CEO.

Coinsquare co-founders Cole Diamond and Virgile Rostand have agreed to step down from the crypto-trading startup following a settlement with the OSC.

Ottawa-based L-Spark has opened applications for a new MedTech accelerator program in partnership with Telus, BlackBerry, Solace, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

Elevate cancels their 2020 events due to safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Toronto tech festival is launching a new social innovation exchange offering year-round programming to the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Ryerson University’s legal tech startup incubator, the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is launching Sprint Studio, a free new virtual program for tech entrepreneurs around the world.

Crescendo, a Toronto-based startup that offers curated diversity and inclusion education, is calling on North American tech companies to ensure they deliver on their anti-racism commitments year-round.

Kitchener-Waterloo-based personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer The Canadian Shield has begun producing disposable surgical masks.

Toronto-based enterprise software startup Cryptonumerics has been acquired by Snowflake Inc., the California-based cloud-based data-warehousing startup.

Toronto-based Clearbanc has launched a new solution that allows founders to determine the valuation of their startup and connect with potential investors and buyers. The solution is now available free of charge for any startup.

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) have committed to partner on the previously announced BlackNorth Initiative, which is aimed at removing systemic barriers for Black-owned businesses across Canada.


Bridgit- 9.4M

Solink- 23M

Nest Wealth- 50M

Senso- 4M

Akerna- 46M

EMERGE Commerce- 9M

Willful- 800K

Untether AI- 7M

Swyft- 3M

Vision Critical- 20M

Clutch- 7M

Dialogue- 43M

StellarAlgo- 1.5M

Sampler - 4M


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