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Artemis Update- October 2023



THANK YOU FOR TEN GREAT YEARS


Last week, we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary. We were thrilled to reconnect with supporters and friends old and new, to reflect on our collective histories, and were reminded why we are continuously inspired by this tech community.

As we celebrate 10 years since Artemis Canada launched, we've reflected on the business of executive search within the tech ecosystem and all that has changed in the past decade. Interestingly, we found that while technologies and company names have changed, the most important things have remained consistent. With that in mind, here is our list of 10 things that haven’t changed in the 10 years of Artemis. In case you missed out, here is a photo album of the night, and a link to our playlist! Sorry, we can’t send charcuterie through e-mail (if one of you solves for that, we’ll invest). Thank you for 10 great years of support and partnership. We look forward to many more!


ALL THE MOVES


Chris Nelson joins Trudell Medical as VP of Innovation


Petrus Burger joins First Acre as Head of Technology


Sarah Klaassen joins Float as Growth Marketing Lead


Stephanie Ringrose joins NorthGuide as Internal Operations Manager


Nicole Hu joins Planitar as Sr Product Manager


Sergio Rodrigues joins ThinkLP as Senior Project Manager


Bhavin Shah joins Float as CTO


Lisa Winter joins Communitech as Director of Founder Services


Jenna Smallfield joins Relay as Director of People


Mike Kleiman joins Foodee as CTO


Jason Diller joins Arteria AI as VP of Engineering


Michael Zheng has joined CapIntel as SVP, Finance & Operations


Dan Wardle joins Noibu as VP Sales


Roald Harvey joins Athennian as Sr Director of People


Samarra Abuhouran joins Digital Green as Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Growth



TELL US YOUR STORY


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YOU CAN'T SCALE WITHOUT A TEAM

On October 12, during Edmonton Startup Week, Arden Tse of Yaletown Partners, and our own Carly Livingstone gave a sold-out talk to founders and tech leaders on the topic of scaling teams.


Carly recaps her presentation and dives into this in our newest feature, You Can't Scale Without a Team.



WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON



FRACTIONAL LEADERSHIP


We launched our fractional network this past January and have been blown away by the volume of exceptional leaders who are interested in fractional work. 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: VP Revenue & Customer Success

Location: Vancouver, BC

Background: He’s a revenue-focused leader and angel investor who’s lived and worked in global markets. He’s laser-focused on revenue growth and revenue protection: He’s led Customer Service, Account Management and Sales teams in high-growth SaaS companies. Now, he’s an investor and advisor to early-stage startups.

Looking for: Helping growth-stage SaaS companies build their GTM strategy and revenue playbooks. Specifically, companies in the 0-$5M, $10-$20M, and $20-$50M stages.

Capacity for: 2-5 hours per week.

Email to learn more Psst. We recently launched a brand-spankin’ new featured fractional leaders page. All previously featured fractional leaders are here.


TECH FOR GOOD

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're taking a look at AgencyAnalytics, a startup empowering small and mid-sized marketing agencies to compete with the big, expensive agencies of the world.


We were introduced to AgencyAnalytics's CEO and Co-Founder, Joe Kindness, by not one, but two of our clients! We recently partnered on a Group Product Manager - Growth and Monetization search.


We're excited to share that we closed the search in a whirlwind three weeks! Read on to learn more...


ALL THE NEWS & STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW


  • AMCS acquires FigBytes to reinforce its commitment to ESG solutions for its customers globally Read More Here

  • The University of Waterloo will become the first post-secondary institution in Canada to invest from its endowment into a venture capital fund Read more here

  • Clearco hires new CEO and secures new financing in bid to recover from ‘tumult’ Read more here

  • BlackBerry to split into two public companies in attempt to revive shareholder interest Read more here

  • Kitchener medtech scaleup FluidAI aims to transform post-operative care with a US$15M Series A Read more here

  • Canada to invest $1.01 billion over the next 15 years in satellite technology to boost the earth observation data that it uses to track wildfires and other environmental crises Read More Here

  • Kitchener-based smart transportation company Miovision ups fundraising to close growth round with $296M Read More Here

  • Canadian AI pioneers Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio have added their names to a new letter warning against the unfettered development of AI Read More Here

  • BDC announces new $50-Million envelope to strategically bolster access to seed stage capital for Canadian software companies Read More Here


FUNDING NEWS


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

Cardata - Toronto | Billing | $100.0M

Relocalize - Quebec | CleanTech | $4.8M

Clearco - Toronto | FinTech | $82.2M

Centro Commerce - Toronto | Data | $2.0M

Gaiia - Quebec | Telecommunications | $13.0M

Quickly - Alberta | FinTech | $10.0M

FluidAI - Waterloo Region | HealthTech | $15.0M

Scription - Alberta | SaaS | $2.5M

HiringBranch - British Columbia | Artificial Intelligences | $2.5M

HaiLa Technologies - Quebec | iOT | $14.0M

Vendasta - Other | Marketplace | $20.0M

Mantle - Toronto | AI | $10.5M

Procurify - British Columbia | FinTech | $68.0M

QuoteMachine - Quebec | Marketplace | $5.0M

Hiive - British Columbia | Marketplace | $5.7M

Astrus - Toronto | AI | $3.6M

Miovision Technologies - Waterloo Region | Analytics | $36.0M

Eavor - Alberta | CleanTech | $90.0M

CentML - Toronto | Machine Learning | $27.0M

Arteria AI - Toronto | AI | $46.0M



OUR PARTNERS


In this episode, AC Programs Director, Beatriz Zanatelli, and CEO and Founder of Connection Silicon Valley, Joanne Fedeyko, for a discussion about becoming investment-ready and the challenges you may encounter as a female founder.



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