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Artemis Update- March 2023
As Spring arrives, our March wrap-up is blossoming with opportunity, funding & other good news, and thoughtful insights.
ALL THE MOVES
Kris Braun joins Collide as CTO
Matt Marontate is now Head of Sales, NA at Klaus
Alaa Al Thafari joins Lincoln Electric as Robotics Software Developer
Joseph Bou-Younes is now Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo Finance at Yahoo
Brandon Nussey is now CFO at Coveo
Daryl Smith is now Director of Business Development at GTY Technology
Dan Winterberg joins Float as Head of Design
Brian Olynyk joins Cardata as Director of Engineering
Adam Terrenzio is now Engineering Manager at theScore
Zoovu announces two new executives: David Dean joining as CFO & Ken Yanhs as CMO
Scott Totzke is now Interim Executive Director at Quantum Industry Canada
Emma Hunt joins Boxhub as Head of People and Culture
Kara Wilson Oliver joins Rose Rocket as Director of People
Angela Hawkins is now Marketing Director at HRdownloads
Dana Fox is now CEO at the Institute for Smarter Government
Parnit Pooni joins Apply Digital as Senior Director, Technology
Arun Kumar joins ecobee as Staff Product Manager
Tyler Vincent is now Director of Engineering at Jobber
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
Managing Director, Digital Engineering- Loyalty SaaS + Agency- Toronto (Hybrid)
Senior Director of Marketing - Enterprise Saas- Waterloo (Hybrid)
Confidential VP Data & Technology- Community Engagement/Data- Toronto (Hybrid)- Email to learn more
Head of Product- Fintech- US/Canada- Email to learn more
Manager/Director of People Operations- Data Management/ Enterprise SaaS- Waterloo (Hybrid)
Head of Design- FinTech- KW/Toronto/QB (Remote)- Email to learn more
Innovation Engineering Roles- Infrastructure/ Network Management- Email to learn more
VP Marketing- Data Management/Enterprise SaaS- KW- Email to learn more
VP CX- Data Management/Enterprise SaaS- KW- Email to learn more
CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY: 5 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR BUSINESS IN A MARKET DOWNTURN
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”.
Learn how savvy tech leaders are using the market downturn to their advantage with these 5 Tips for turning crisis into opportunity for your business.
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ARTEMIS CANADA FRACTIONAL LEADERSHIP
“I need a leader who can spend 25% of their time doing critical strategy and planning and leadership work, but then spend the other 75% doing tactical stuff". We hear this a lot. Fractional leadership is often the right answer. With our Fractional Exec Practice, we’re connecting a qualified and curated roster of fractional leaders with startups and scaleups that have very specific needs. Our team has spent 25+ years building relationships with tech leaders who have experience tackling critical finance, HR, go-to-market, and tech challenges. Contact us to learn more about how to add a fractional leader to your team, or to become part of our Fractional Exec Roster!
Spotlight > Our Fractional Leader of the Month
Title: VP Sales
Location: Ottawa, ON
Background: He started his career in enterprise sales environments like Oracle and Salesforce. Then he joined a 13-person startup as a player/coach sales leader. He developed a $1.5M pipeline, landed their largest client, built their revenue operations department, and grew the sales team to 12 within the first 18 months. He supported them through their acquisition (as the acquirer).
Looking for: Fractional sales leadership roles, happy to be hands-on selling as well.
Capacity for: 4 days/week Email to learn more
IMMIGRANTS OF TECH: VARTIKA MANASVI
Immigrants of Tech is spin-off from our 'Humans of Tech' series that is designed to focus on the inspiring stories of newcomers to our tech ecosystem.
Meet Vartika Manasvi, 2x entrepreneur and current Director of Startups at MaRS! Vartika was the first woman entrepreneur from South Asia to receive a startup visa in Canada and brings a wealth of global experience. Here she shares more about her foray into entrepreneurship, what led her to build in Canada and her advice to newcomers looking to break into the tech ecosystem.
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TECH FOR GOOD: THINKLP
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've worked on together!
This month, we are taking a look at ThinkLP! Founded and headquartered in Waterloo, they're a multinational company with employees across North America. ThinkLP helps retailers curb shoplifting and organized retail crime, through their loss prevention software.
We are currently seeking a People Operations Leader who is local to Kitchener-Waterloo to join the amazing team over at ThinkLP. For more information about the role and our partnership origin story, click on the link below!
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ALL THE NEWS & STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
Federal budget 2023: What's in it for the innovation economy? Read more The news about SVB's demise is everywhere. Here is our take on the implications for Canada and our talent market Read more BlackBerry sells patents for US$170-million upfront in deal it says could be worth US$900-million Read more
Vertu Capital, Canada’s first private equity firm founded by a woman, closes $300-million inaugural round Read more
Miovision announces acquisition of MicroTraffic Read more
Communitech-led Future of Heatlh initiative connects care providers with innovators Read more
Canadian cybersecurity accelerator - Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst - counts its accomplishments Read more
FigBytes partners with carbon removal leader Patch to simplify climate accounting and action programs Read more
The long-awaited trailer for the BlackBerry movie is out! Read more
Canadian tech funding powered by briefed.in
Equisoft - Quebec | FinTech | $125.0M
Glowstick - Toronto | AI | $1.3M
Congruence Therapeutics - Quebec | BioTech | $20.0M
Adaptis - Toronto | CleanTech | $2.0M
Daily Blends - Toronto | AI | $2.7M
Barley - Toronto | SaaS | $4.0M
ZenHub - British Columbia | SaaS | $10.0M
Airex Energy - Quebec | CleanTech | $38.0M
Spark Microsystems - Quebec | Hardware | $34.0M
Inspire Biotherapeutics - Toronto | BioTech | -
Shinydocs - Waterloo Region | SaaS | $16.3M
Operto - British Columbia | PropertyTech | $34.4M
Haply Robotics - Quebec | Hardware | $4.8M
Dyne - British Columbia | SaaS | $100K
Mercator AI - Alberta | ConstructionTech | $5.1M
pH7 Technologies - British Columbia | CleanTech | $21.7M
Carbon Neutral Club - Toronto | SaaS | $1.4M
Birdseye - Toronto | AI | $676K
3E Nano - Waterloo Region | CleanTech | $5.4M