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Artemis Update- May 2023

Bring on the heat! Check out the moves, news, investments, and our hot insights as we wrap up May and bask in the June sun!

Wayne Slater is now Director of Product Marketing at Poka Inc.

Sarena Ally joins FundThrough as Director of Partnerships

Akshaya Mishra is now Chief Science Officer at EAIGLE

Mark Mezzapelli joins Shakudo as VP Sales

James Spere joins P&P Optica as Head of Data and Software Development

Bryan Bell-Smith is now Senior Technical Consultant at Private AI

Diane Ring joins Float as Head of Customer Operations

Mithun John is now Director, Product Management at Extreme Networks

Donna Zazula is now SVP, Chief People Officer at Maropost

Rebecca Skvorc is now Chief Financial Officer at ODAIA


Product Designer- FinTech- Canada/US (Remote)

Product Manager- Fintech- US/Canada (Remote)

Head of Design- FinTech- KW/Toronto/QC (Remote)

Product Leadership- FinTech- US/Canada (Remote/Hybrid)- Email to learn more

VP Product Innovation- HealthTech- London, ON- Email to learn more

Founding Full Stack Engineer- AI Automation- Toronto- Email to learn more

VP Engineering- Hardware, Machine Learning & Software- KW

Sr Growth Marketing Manager- FinTech- Remote

Coming soon-

Head of Engineering- HealthTech- Remote- Email to learn more

Head of Finance- ClimateTech- Remote- Email to learn more

Principal Designer- FinTech- Ontario/QC- Email to learn more

“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!

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Title: Chief Financial Officer

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Immigrants of Tech is a spin-off from our 'Humans of Tech' series that is designed to focus on the inspiring stories of newcomers to our tech ecosystem.

This month, we're excited to share Humaira Ahmed's story -- Founder & CEO at Locelle, a mentorship platform for women in tech.

Here she shares her experience building in Canada along with some incredible tips for newcomers looking to integrate into the local tech ecosystem.

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 Doctalk. Founded and headquartered in Toronto, Doctalk was founded by a physician, for physicians. Dr. Mason Ross's first-hand experience motivated him to make physicians’ lives easier with a suite of apps that drastically improve workflow.

We were introduced to the team at Doctalk via our partners at the Accelerator Centre in 2022, when we placed Evan Bourns, now Product Lead. We are very excited to continue helping Doctalk grow and achieve their mission!

New entrepreneurship hub opens in downtown Kitchener to support the development of startups and small businesses that focus on social and environmental innovation Read more

Pfizer Canada partners with Communitech to launch health-focused accelerator program Read more

Does Canada have an Innovation Strategy? BetaKit’s AMA podcast with the President of the Council of Canadian Innovators tackles this question Watch now

GTY Technology rebrands to Euna Solutions as market leader in powering digital transformation in the public sector Read more

Bond Brand Loyalty sources strategic investment to drive accelerated growth Read more

Government of Canada invests in SkyWatch to build advanced autonomous space systems Read more

Alberta’s tech sector remained resilient in first quarter of 2023 Read more

Canadian tech funding powered by

ODAIA - Toronto | SaaS | $34.0M

Surgical Safety Technologies - Toronto | HealthTech | $15.0M

Deep Sky - Quebec | CleanTech | $10.0M

Carbonhound - Toronto | SaaS |$1.3M

QScale - Quebec | Cloud Computing | -

Obeo Biogas - Quebec | Renewable Energy | $3.0M

Chrysalabs - Quebec | AgTech |$15.0M

Bonsai Micro - British Columbia | AI | -

Koïos Intelligence - Quebec | AI | $6.5M

Withe - British Columbia | SaaS | $1.5M

Bloom - Toronto | FinTech | $7.0M

Tough Commerce - Toronto | eCommerce | $2.0M

Stathera - Quebec | Hardware |$20.0M

Peak Power - Toronto | CleanTech | $47.0M

Chelsea Avondale - Toronto | InsurTech | -

Novisto - Quebec | SaaS | $27.0M

Spellbook - Toronto | LegalTech | $10.9M

AbCellera - British Columbia | BioTech | $300.0M

Locorum - Other | Marketing | $1.2M

BenchSci - Toronto | HealthTech | $95.0M

Cognosys - British Columbia | Artificial Intelligences | $2.0M

Wingmate - Toronto | SaaS | $1.0M

Picketa Systems - East Coast | AgTech | $1.4M

Vrify - British Columbia | Mining Technology | $6.0M


It’s not too late to register for some upcoming learning & development programs! Communitech Hive offers a number of programs to help leaders- informal, new, and experienced- with building trust, strengthening communication, and navigating the dynamics of an ever-evolving workplace. To learn more, click here!

-------- The Communitech Breakfast Series is back!

Enjoy a (free) hot breakfast, do some networking, and hear from Kayli Dale, CEO & co-founder of the eco-startup Friendlier, and from ApplyBoard co-founder Martin Basiri about their founder journeys. Wednesday. June 28th 7.30am to 9.00am Communitech Hub, 2nd-floor cafeteria Click here to register today!

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