Julia Rivard Dexter led Shoelace Learning secured financing from Sandpiper Ventures, the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good and Samsung Next.
Matthew McLellan, Marc Fielding, Justin Mills founded Halp Technologies Corporation secured US $4M seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau and Serena Ventures with participation of N49P, Shed Capital, Gambit Partners, and private investors.
Michael Lowe and Neil Gruninger led and US family offices and private investors backed A Parent Media Co. Inc./Kidoodle.TV closed major financing led by TriWest Capital Partners. Jon Spencer from TriWest joined A Parent Media Co. board of directors.
Maryam Nabavi and Carla Margalef Bentabol founded Babbly secured US $2.5M seed funding from Esplanade Ventures, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, and Trend Forward Capital. Esplanade's Sheldon Elman joined Babbly's board.
Mauro Repacci, Eleni Zoi, Marcos Carvalho and Rekha Magon founded Boundless Life securedUS $2M seed funding led by IDEA Fund Partners with participation of Anges Quebec, Avalanche VC, CUBD Ventures, Massive BC, GV Angels, several founding families, and other investors.
ONCAP, Onex Corporation's mid-market private equity platform, acquired majority stake in Merrithew International Inc., in partnership with the company’s founders, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew.
Paper closed US $270M Series D, both a primary and a secondary, led by Sapphire and Softbank Vision Fund 2, with participation of Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Bullpen Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Framework Venture Partners, Reach Capital, BDC Capital, and Red House Education.
Vanessa Iarocci' search fund legio X, with backing of Sage Capital Partners Inc., acquired Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd. from founder Dr. Karine Rashkovsky
Apollo Global Management, Inc. backed Intrado Corporation acquired Permission Click from founders Chris Johnson, Scott Macaulay, Kevin Buckner, investors, Friesens Corp., Real Ventures, and others.
H.I.G. Capital backed Symplicity Corporation acquired Hamilton, Ontario's Orbis Communications from founders Devin Grady, Sandor Mezei and Cameron Ballantyne for undisclosed amount.
HiMama secured $70M Series B led by Bain Capital Double Impact with participation from Round13 Capital and BDC Capital. Bain Capital's Iain Ware and Ray Xi joined founders, Ron Spreeuwenberg and Alana Frome, and Round13's Brahm Klar on HiMama board of directors
Emilie Cushman and Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski founded, Relay Ventures, BDC Capital, Globalive Capital backed Kira Talent acquired by ETS. Cushman and staff will continue to lead Kira Talent as a wholly owned subsidiary of ETS
NewView Capital and OMERS Ventures backed D2L downsized proposed IPO and secondary offering to $150M from $200M, priced at $17 per share (down from $19-21/share), with valuation of now up to $861M