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Report: Waterloo tech funding up 107% in 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 29, 2021

Each quarter, Hockeystick – a company that uses AI to match startups with funders – releases a report on deals and funding in the Waterloo tech ecosystem. In Q4, we got a bit more than usual: a full 2020 year in review.

Here are the 2020 highlights from the report:

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Topics: technology, site selection

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Mapped: North America’s top creative industries clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 22, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, life sciences, finance and insurance, and food and beverage.

When we wrote our edition of “Mapped” that focused on business services, we said that great businesses always need great business support. At the...

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Topics: technology, business, site selection

Report: Canada is the world’s #1 country

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 14, 2021

The headline says it all. When you consider just about every factor – quality of life, business environment, cultural influence, social purpose – Canada is the best country in the world.

It’s quite the claim, but it isn’t without merit.

The newest feather in Canada’s cap comes courtesy of US News & World Report, which releases an annual “Best Countries” report. The report ranks 78 countries...

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Topics: technology, site selection

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