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Waterloo: Canada’s AI Powerhouse

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 19, 2022

For companies looking to innovate in artificial intelligence or incorporate AI into their operations there is no better location than Waterloo. Our community is home to Canada’s top technology university, a renowned AI research centre and 130+ companies working in applied AI, including machine learning, data science and analytics, human-machine interaction, smart robotics and more.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

“Most Innovative Retail Company” Faire raises another $416M

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 12, 2022

It was already valued at more than $12 billion. It was just named Fast Company’s Most Innovative Retail Company. Now, Faire has announced another massive raise worth $416 million.

Coming as an extension to their Series G round, a $400 million raise that closed last November, the new funding brings the company’s current valuation to $12.59 billion.

Faire operates an online wholesale marketplace...

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Topics: technology, expansion stories

April Wrap-up: International attention for Waterloo post-secondary

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 2, 2022

As spring keeps rolling along in Waterloo, our post-secondary institutions are getting global attention for their incredible programming and ability to produce work-ready talent.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg in April, though, which includes news about Canada’s impressive tech workforce growth and an exciting new 5G autotech challenge.

Here are the top stories from April 2022:

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Topics: technology, talent, industry news

UWaterloo in global top-25 for computer science

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 11, 2022

The University of Waterloo has collected another accolade.

The latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings has recognized the University of Waterloo – once again – as one of the world’s top science, technology, engineering and mathematics universities.

The university was ranked 25th in the world for computer science. This ranking puts it ahead of well-known American...

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Topics: technology, talent, university of waterloo

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