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Waterloo tops CBRE list of North America's small tech talent markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 13, 2021
The newest CBRE "Scoring Tech Talent" report has identified Waterloo as the #1 small tech talent market in North America.
 
The report, which CBRE releases annually, is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, cost and quality for highly skilled tech workers in North America. The top-50 markets in the United States and Canada were ranked according to their competitive...
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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Cybersecurity leader Arctic Wolf reaches $4.3 billion valuation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 13, 2021

For the third time in the last month, a Waterloo-based unicorn tech company has announced a massive raise and valuation. Arctic Wolf, the cybersecurity innovator, has announced a $150 million Series F round that has raised its valuation to $4.3 billion.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Risk: Stability and Freedom

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 8, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Canada is a country where stability is a key part of our brand promise.

Sometimes that stability can come across as boring, but when...

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Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

WLU ScaleUp companies top $1 billion in funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 6, 2021

Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that Lazaridis ScaleUp program companies have surpassed $1 billion in new capital raised. This news comes just one year after Velocity, the Waterloo-based incubator, also announced that its graduate companies had raised more than $1 billion in investment.

The Lazaridis ScaleUp program seeks to help high-potential Canadian companies transition from...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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