• Celina Deosaran

The Artemis Update- July 2021

Updated: Aug 17

Your Sizzling Summer Edition of Acquisitions, Funding & More!


All The Moves:


Jennifer Paxton joins Smile.io as VP People

Jordan Fox joins Skywatch as their new Senior Sales Director

Bart Pirowar is now Head of Product at DarwinAI

Peter Berczi joins MarshallZehr Group as CEO

Shaun Cawley joins Clearco as their Director of Talent.

Rob Khazzam, former head of Uber Canada has joined FinTech startup Float as CEO

April Clark now VP People and Culture @ Skywatch

Eran Ben-Ari joins BencSci as Chief Platform Officer

Sean Erjavec has joined Viafoura as SVP Revenue after successfully leading revenue growth and strategy at Bridgit

​​Ryan D'Souza now CRO at Shop-Ware

Chris Bondhus is now VP Marketing at Igloo

Evan Clark is now Executive Director at GTAN - Golden Triangle Angel Network

Harrison Levy is no the Director, Product Marketing at Resolver

Davis Neable is now Director of UX at Humi

Steve Wood, former Engineering Lead, Google Canada joins Inovia as a Partner and CTO

Pam Martin, former Director of Customer Success at Sortable joins PointClickCare as Director, Digital Customer Success

Tanzina Alam previously at Saage joins Shopify as Global Head of Go to Market

Chris Inch, former Senior Software Development Manager at Shopify joins Wealthsimple as their new Director of Engineering

Rahul Khanna is the new Sr Director of Product Management at SSENSE

Jason Karsh is now CMO at Rewind

Martin Piszel joins Coinsquare as CEO



What We’re Working On:



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VP People- Fintech/Scale-Up GTA/remote

Head of Drives- Cleantech/Hardware- Kitchener-Waterloo

Head of Machines- Cleantech/Hardware-Kitchener-Waterloo

Head of Simulation & Analysis- Cleantech/Hardware-Kitchener-Waterloo

VP Sales- Compliance/ Risk Management, SaaS

VP Product- Global FinTech

Head of Development- Early Stage, Digital Freight Network

Head of Customer Success- SaaS/ HR - Career Development

VP People- Edtech

Director of Engineering - HealthTech/Patient Engagement

Sr. Manager, Finance- Environmental/Sustainability Reporting SaaS

IT Lead- Financial Solutions/Tech

Data Architect - Loyalty/Digital Currency

Product Design Manager- FinTech Scale-Up

Product Marketing Analyst- Network Technologies

Product Marketing Manager- EdTech

Sr. Fullstack Developer (UI)- IoT/ Smart Buildings - KW

Product Marketing Manager- Enterprise SaaS - Customer Communication Management

Robotics Software Engineer- Industrial Robotics







Humans of Tech- Gary Pacheco



Meet Gary Pacheco, CTO at DarwinAI

We talk about ethical AI, identifying root problems, transparent leadership, and the value in unique perspectives.


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All the News & Stuff You Should Know:


July saw a good number of M&A deals, but the big news was all about capital! Take a look at both the volume of funding deals and the valuations. From our perspective this is a sign that the playing field is leveling out for Canadian tech companies. And of course the implications for talent are huge!


M&A News


Foodee’s Industry-Leading Meal Planning Service for Businesses Joins Sodexo to Expand across the U.S. and Canada

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Miovision acquires Traffop

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Salesforce closes $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack - ok this isn’t Canada specific news - but is a big one!

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Toronto-based virtual data room (VDR) company Firmex has been acquired by fellow VDR provider Datasite

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Accenture has acquired Toronto-based consulting firm Cloudwork

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EQ Works acquires Paymi to expand into new verticals

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Pluribus acquires POWR as it looks to target SME market

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Funding News:


Arctic Wolf Networks - 150M

Auvik- 250M

Float (formerly Journal)-5M

P&P Optica- Series B

Clearco- 268M

Deep Genomics- 226M

Swift Medical- 35M

Properly-44M

Loop-65M

1Password- 100M

Notch (formerly, Chef Hero)- 12.5M

Untether AI- 125M

Brokrete- 2.1M

FrontFundr- 1.78M



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