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  • Writer's pictureAshley Gallant

Artemis Update- November 2023

November was a big month for events in tech. Our team attended SAAS NORTH in Ottawa, Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal and a variety of local events in Alberta, KW and Toronto. We met with ecosystem friends and filled our hungry minds with new ideas, trends and all things AI, AI and more AI.


If you’re also hanging up your WFH pants and planning for 2024 events, check out our newest blog post Maximizing Your Impact at Tech Events: A Guide! Ash also recounted her full Web Summit experience and highlights here.


ALL THE MOVES


Jean-François Houle joins CapIntel as Chief Product Officer Phil Corson joins Agency Analytics as Group Product Manager, Growth and Monetization

Lori Turec joins Bond Brand Loyalty as VP Alliances and Partnerships

Patrick Casey joins FlipGive as Head of Growth Marketing

Derek Wyatt joins Astrus as Chief Architect

Albert Lee joins ThinkLP as IT Operations Manager

Siavash Mahmoudian joins Passage as Chief Technology Officer

Mark Dineley joins GitLab as Area VP NA Commercial Sales

Matt Chandler joins Kinaxis as Public Relations Lead

Helen Papachronis joins Evercloak Inc. as Chief Operating Officer

Rob Sale joins Six & Flow as Head of Partnerships and Country Manager Neil Spencer was promoted to VP Product Strategy at LifeRaft



TECH FOR GOOD



We are THRILLED to announce that one of our incredible clients has had a successful exit!

FigBytes, an all-in-one sustainability platform, has been acquired by Irish environmental solutions company, Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems (AMCS).

At Artemis, this is our ‘why:’ building companies with a mission by connecting them with incredible leaders. Being part of the FigBytes success story, has brought us so much joy! They are good humans and excellent leaders who came together to build a tech company that makes the world a better place.




WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON


VP Finance - eCommerce/B2B Enterprise - Canada/US (EST) Enterprise Customer Success Manager - Cleantech - Canada (Remote) Founding Product Designer - AI Automation - Canada/ US (Remote) Business Operations Lead - High-Performance Computing - Canada (Remote) Lead QA Engineer - Loyalty/Rewards - Canada (EST) - Email to learn more Product Growth Lead - Loyalty/Rewards - Canada - Email to learn more

Confidential Head of Finance - Real Estate/Construction - KW - Email to learn more Founding Routing Algorithm Software Engineer - Remote North America - Email to learn more Founding Front End Engineer - Remote North America - Email to learn more Coming Soon Finance Leader - Cleantech - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more Controller - Enterprise SaaS - KW/Toronto - Email to learn more Corporate Controller - Enterprise SaaS - Canada (Remote) - Email to learn more Confidential Head of Partnerships - SMB SaaS (Remote) - Email to learn more



LEARN FROM THE BEST


Keeping up-to-date on startup and scale-up functions is a critical and fun part of our work. Through our "Ask an Exec Lunch & Learn," we learn from our favourite industry leaders.


This month we sat down with Amrita Gurney, Head of Marketing at Float, one of Canada’s fastest-growing fintech companies. Here's what we learned.



FRACTIONAL LEADERSHIP


In the last year, we've launched our fractional leader network and have built a spectacular roster across every function in tech. If you're a founder or investor looking to add depth of experience to your leadership team, on an interim or fractional basis, let's chat. Spotlight: Our Fractional Leader of the Month

Title: Head of Customer Experience

Location: Toronto, ON

Background: She is a four-time leader in B2B Enterprise SaaS startups, specializing in customer success and support, maintaining high retention rates even during product pivots. She recently drove significant customer and revenue growth in an AdTech marketplace, with experience in retail tech, AI, and AdTech.

Looking for: Hands-on or advisory fractional roles where she can add value to CS/acquisition organizations that are pivoting or at an inflection point, where building the right foundation for scale is the priority.

Email to learn more Want more? Check out our featured fractional leaders page. All previously featured fractional leaders are here.



TELL US YOUR STORY


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IMMIGRANTS OF TECH


Immigrants of Tech brings you the inspiring stories of newcomers to our tech ecosystem.


Meet Armita Maroufi! Armita is the Corporate Subscription Manager at The Logic, an emerging Canadian news publisher covering business and tech. Originally from Iran, Armita shares her story, what led her to choose Canada, and advice for newcomers looking to integrate into the local tech ecosystem.


ALL THE NEWS & STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW


Uvaro is committed to doing business for good - they recently became a certified B Corporation Read More Here

Deloitte Canada announces its annual Technology Fast 50 program winners Read More Here

PitchBook 2023 ranks the University of Waterloo as first in Canada and 21st globally in producing successful entrepreneurs Read More Here

Jim Balsillie and John Ruffalo launch program to prep CPAs for leadership in tech Read More Here BDC Capital data shows that diversity gap persists in senior ranks of Canadian VC firms Read More Here Do we really need an office? WeWork plans to file for bankruptcy Read More Here

BCs Pay Transparency Act now requires all public job postings to include pay information Read More Here

Alberta proposes changes to clear path for tech firms to use ‘software engineer’ title Read More Here

Ontario to Ban requirements for Canadian work Experience in job postings to help newcomers fill labour shortages Read More Here


FUNDING NEWS


KW/Toronto/Canada tech funding powered by our friends at briefed.in:



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