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  • Writer's pictureAshley Gallant

Artemis Update- June 2024

It’s July! As the summer sun blazes and iced coffee becomes your best friend, dive into our June update. Explore the latest industry news, key leadership changes, and exclusive insights, including our Marketing Leadership Salary Snapshot.


John Beresford joins BrandPilot AI as Chief Revenue Officer

Melanie McClare joins FREDsense Technologies as Chief Commercial Officer

Kevin Wilson joins Skimmer as VP, Revenue

William Santo joins Ambassadors Capital as Co-founder & Advisor

Alexis MacDonald joins Klue as VP People 

Mark Green joins AgencyAnalytics as Sr Engineering Manager

Ada Pally joins Northbeam as VP Marketing

Matt Flood joins MaxSold as CFO

Michael Laccetti joins Shakepay as Head of Engineering

Bróna O'Connor joins Procurify as VP Marketing

Amanda Nagy joins Spellbook as Director of People

Marko Krsmanovic joins Thinkific as Sr Product Manager

Renee Fisher joins Coconut Software as VP Engineering

Elissa Riddell joins Compass Digital as Director of Product Marketing

Mike Galbraith is now CFO at Jetson Home

Ryan Donovan joins Thinkific as Chief Product and Technology Officer

The Accelerator Center welcomes 4 new additions to their Board of Directors:

Your support is invaluable to our entrepreneurial community!

This month, a few members of our team joined the rest of the Canadian tech community at Collision, in Toronto! Here, our founder Kristina shares her thoughts and highlights from an eventful 3 days. 

As a recruitment partner for North American tech companies, we regularly engage with leaders from various high-growth startups and scale-ups to discuss their goals, experiences, and compensation strategies. Often, clients ask us about current market compensation trends for specific roles.

Leveraging our frequent discussions, we aim to offer valuable insights to help you develop competitive compensation packages or enhance your negotiation strategies in your career search.


Product Growth Manager - Loyalty SaaS - Canada EST (Remote) - Email to learn more

VP Marketing - SMB SaaS - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more Senior Robotics Software Developer  - Industrial Automation - KW (Hybrid)  - Email to learn more VP of Engineering - Event Tech - GTA (hybrid) - Email to learn more 

Coming Soon

Confidential CFO - PE-backed SaaS - Remote - Email to learn more

Head of Finance - Event Tech - GTA (hybrid) - Email to learn more

VP Engineering - Industrial SaaS - Alberta Remote - Email to learn more

VP Engineering - SMB SaaS - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more 

Senior Engineering Manager - SMB SaaS - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more 

Principal Embedded Engineer - Energy Storage - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more 


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:  People and Culture Leader 

Location: KW (remote)

Background: With over a decade of experience, this People and Culture Leader is one of few that has experienced a double exit (IPO + PE), has worked on both sides of PE exits and holds extensive M&A and integration experience. She is data driven and excels at ensuring organizations HR operations and processes are sound and cost efficient to produce high performing and engaged teams. She’s seen the journey from later stage start-up, to scale-up, to exit. She knows what people foundations need to be in place to be successful at different stages and how to scale them. This Leader can support you strategically, or more hands on, to achieve the people goals at your organization.

Looking for: Fractional leadership opportunities (1-2 Days per week). Also open to short-term consulting engagements. Hybrid or remote preferred. 

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!


Agnostic announced a major upgrade to their Covalent platform with the launch of their new inference service. Now users can train, fine-tune, and serve any AI models on entirely serverless infrastructure and using a single Python notebook. Read More Here 

Alberta tech is heating up! According to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, Alberta companies raised a total of $707 million across 86 deals in 2023. Read More Here 

Toronto AI startup Cohere has raised $450 million in funding from returning investors such as Nvidia and Salesforce Ventures. Read More Here 

Descartes acquires UK-based logistics platform Boxtop for $18M CAD. Read More Here 

WebSummit is coming to Vancouver in 2025! Read More Here and see you there



Meet Marketing expert Amrita Mathur! Amrita is the VP Marketing at Click Up. Here she talks about her journey into the tech marketing scene, advice for newcomers and her predictions for the future of Canadian tech.

It’s client love time, where we highlight one of our incredible clients: what they do, why we’re excited to partner with them, the good they’re putting into the world, and what we're working on together. We’re excited to support the Accelerator Centre in their search for a new CEO! 


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! 📚🎧🚀

Tara and Erin recommend: INSPIRED: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan. A must-read for anyone involved in product management or development, this book offers invaluable insights into building top tier product teams and creating tech products that truly resonate with customers.

Leigh recommends: Raw Signal Group - Newsletter. Jonathan and Melissa Nightingale created a leadership training company dedicated to helping managers and teams thrive. Their amazing newsletter offers practical, actionable advice and training to develop strong, effective leaders in the tech industry. 

Steph recommends: Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin. This book breaks down effective strategies for business success, providing practical tools and frameworks to guide strategic decision-making and drive competitive advantage.


KW/Toronto/Canada tech funding powered by

Netskrt - British Columbia | Networks | $10.0M

AlterBiota - East Coast | GreenTech | $4.0M

Potential Motors - East Coast | AI | $2.0M

Maia Farms - British Columbia | FoodTech | $2.3M

Growcer - Ottawa | AgTech | $3.0M

Kinmetrix Inc. - Other | SportsTech | $250K

Bōde - Alberta | Real Estate | $4.0M

Relocalize - Quebec | CleanTech | $2.3M

ThinkLabs AI - Toronto | CleanTech | $6.8M

Nfinite Nanotech - Waterloo Region | NanoTech | $8.9M

Blossom - British Columbia | Social | $2.1M

CoLab - East Coast | SaaS | $28.6M

MyBeacon Services Inc. - Toronto | Application Software | $5.3M

Sinn Studio Inc. - Toronto | Games | $2.5M

Artemis - British Columbia | Data | $1.5M

Vive Crop Protection - Toronto | AgTech | -

Alberta Machine Learning Institute - Alberta | Machine Learning | $3.0M

Relay - Toronto | FinTech | $44.0M

Maxa - Quebec | Analytics | $28.7M

NexGami - British Columbia | Games | $3.4M

Ginger Desk - British Columbia | HealthTech | $1.5M


Join friends of Socratica in Communitech’s Area 151 for THE KITCHEN, a no-cost, unstructured drop-in space for meeting collaborators, getting inspired, and channeling your creativity to learn and grow. THE KITCHEN is a dedicated space, time and community for students and recent grads to work on their ideas this summer. THE KITCHEN will be open Monday to Friday, 9-4pm, all summer long!

July 18th 5-7pm @ Catalyst Commons

For the summer She Talks Tech session, panelists will delve into the ethical dimensions of AI development. The discussion explores the ethical considerations in AI addressing biases embedded in algorithms.

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

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