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4iii Innovations Expands with Acquisition of Ontario Tech Company

January 1, 2020

YEAR IN REVIEW May-August Jan 1, 2020 10:30 AM By: Cochrane Today Staff 4IIII INNOVATIONS EXPANDS WITH ACQUISITION OF ONTARIO TECH COMPANY 4iiii Innovations has contributed to growing Cochrane’s reputation as a technology hub with a recent acquisition that will see it expand its range of products while bringing more jobs to the community. On May 7, …

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Canadian telecoms giant Telus acquires Decisive Farming

December 19, 2019

Exit news for one of Valhalla Angels’ Portfolio Companies Article in AgFunder Network Partners by Louisa Burwood-Taylor Telus, the Canadian telecommunications company, has acquired Canadian farmtech startup Decisive Farming, AFN can reveal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Remi Schmaltz, CEO of Decisive Farming, confirmed the transaction. “Yes, Decisive Farming has joined the TELUS family. TELUS …

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Why bootstrapping just may be your company’s best (if not only) bet

December 6, 2019

Finacial Post Two years ago, Jenn Harper couldn’t afford to quit her job to devote herself full time to her makeup company, Cheekbone Beauty, which has developed a line of lip glosses and other makeup products that celebrate Indigenous women. Instead, the Ojibway-Canadian woman from St. Catharines, Ont., worked full time as a sales rep …

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Hicks’ Weekly Dish: The craft-beer pub craze

November 26, 2019

Today’s Weekly Dish checks out the food at two of the better-publicized, bigger, new brewpubs, Campio downtown and Polar Park in Old Strathcona. Polar Park Brewing is the brainchild of Robert Oeming, grandson of the late, great Al Oeming, the colourful owner of the long-defunct  Alberta Game Farm/Polar Park private zoo. Polar Park is finally …

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Winnipeg-Based Callia Flowers Lands Deal on Dragons’ Den

November 22, 2019

A Winnipeg-based online flower delivery start-up that stepped inside the “Dragons’ Den” has walked away with a fresh-smelling deal. Callia Flowers and its 29-year-old tech entrepreneur, Catherine Metrycki, appeared on the CBC reality show Thursday night. Metrycki pitched her company to the venture capitalists and landed a $500,000 investment from Manjit Minhas for a 12.5 percent stake. “I’m thrilled my pitch connected with …

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Radar Endeavour Group Inc. We closed our raise || G2V Optics

November 22, 2019

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radar Endeavour Group Inc. is pleased to announce an exciting milestone: the success of our Venture Capital Corporation funding for G2V Optics Inc’s seed round. We have raised $800K CDN from experienced angels and first-time tech investors who all came together to support the vision expressed by the G2V Optics …

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G2V Optics Opens Door to New Horticulture Partnerships After Raising $1.875 million in Recent Seed Round

November 20, 2019

‘Clean Tech’ Firm Building Revolutionary Indoor Farming Lighting, Plant Monitoring, and Data Science Platform Edmonton, AB, November 20, 2019 — G2V Optics, a fast-growing Edmonton-based firm revolutionizing smart lighting technology around the world, is embarking on several new commercial agricultural partnerships after closing a round of seed financing that raised CA$1.875 million (US$1.4 million). “Our technologies optimize …

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Welcome to my lightweight, fire-resistant, insect-repellent… hemp house

November 19, 2019

Alberta company has created hempcrete blocks from industrial hemp that it claims are built to last for more than 100 years Humans have utilized many materials for their homes throughout the ages, from wood to metal to concrete. But what about hemp? Just BioFiber Structural Solutions, an Airdrie, Alberta-based company, has been utilizing hempcrete blocks …

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Global News| Made-in-Edmonton technology helps doctors treat uterine fibroids |

November 19, 2019

A Valhalla Angels Portfolio Company Global News Su-Ling Goh recently did a story on local Edmonton #PortfolioCompany iMbiotechnologies and their Ekobi Embolization Microspheres. Many women suffer silently from uterinefibroids and are unaware of non-surgical treatment options like embolization. Hear from one women that was successfully treated with Ekobi Embolization Microspheres, a new biodegradable embolic agent …

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Callia Flowers is in the GTA!

November 12, 2019

LinkedIn Announcement: Good morningToronto & Hamilton! 🇨🇦🌤️ It’s official. Drake isn’t the only one with a team in Toronto. Our teams are now delivering Callia moments in the GTA and Hamilton! We’ve been working around the clock to finally open in one of our most requested locations and we couldn’t be more excited to finally …

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