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Canadians in Tech | Upcoming Events

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


C100 Upcoming Events
Join C100 for an evening of community building and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared with all registered attendees two days prior to event date.
RSVP Here
In the News
Another 48Hrs in the Valley alum, Toronto-based Properly, is making headlines after securing $22 million USD in a Series A round. Properly uses machine learning to determine the best price for home sellers by looking at factors from historical sales to proximity of schools to the amount of traffic on the street! With C-Suite executives from Blackberry and UberX, Properly wants to transform the Canadian real estate market.
Read full article here.
ICYMI, 48Hrs alum, Clearbanc, made headlines with a $300 million USD funding round. Toronto-based Clearbanc offers startups an alternative to VC, and has an ambitious goal of goal of backing 2,000 companies by 2020. Co-Founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza spoke to TechCrunch about the future of Clearbanc.
Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
“Is venture debt the right funding solution for your business?” Webinar
on Sept 19th 2PM EST / 11AM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Partner Espresso Capital

Register here!
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper.

Canadian Industry Report
CB Insights has released its 1H report on Canadian venture capital. Investors are putting more funds into seed-stage deals than in 2018. But other stages and sectors are showing decline. See full report here.
Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
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Canadians in Tech | Upcoming Events

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


C100 Upcoming Events
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared with all registered attendees two days prior to event date.
RSVP Here
In the News
Inspired by Stephen Curry’s investment in Toronto-founded 48Hrs in the Valleyalum, SnapTravel, NBA player-manager Randy Osei wants to connect local startups and entrepreneurs seeking investments with deep-pocketed athletes interested in business opportunities in the tech world at the Athlete Tech Summit. Read full article here.
Yet another 48Hrs alum, Clearbanc, made headlines this week with a $300 million USD funding round. Toronto-based Clearbanc offers startups an alternative to VC, and has an ambitious goal of goal of backing 2,000 companies by 2020. Co-Founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza spoke to TechCrunch about the future of Clearbanc. Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
Traction Conference in Vancouver
on August 7 & 8

This intimate conference brings together founders & C-Suite from companies like Shopify, MailChimp and RedHat to share insights about growth.
Use promo code “C100” for $350 off!

“How to build a cross-border business to optimize access to capital” session in Toronto
on September 10, 4PM EST
@ JLABS@Toronto & Livestream

For Canadian life science startups seeking funding, learn more here!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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Startupfest Recap | Upcoming Events | Montréal Company News

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C100 Upcoming Events
Save the date! 
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP when registration opens if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared after you RSVP.
Startupfest Recap
The C100 team was in Montréal last week attending StartupfestHighlights include Grandma Judges, where founders stood in long lines to pitch in a way your grandma can understand, as well as a $100K pitch competition! Both events showcased the collection of inspiring founders at the event. C100’s very own Executive Director Laura Buhler also shared insights on a panel about US investment into Canadian startups.
While in Montréal, the C100 team held a members’ dinner in partnership with Real Ventures, and a breakfast workshop for founders on the topic of U.S. market expansion.
Thank you to Steven Abrams, Allan Benchetrit, Isaac Souweine, Kim Morouney, Trevor Adey and Andre Charoo for facilitating the member dinner, as well as panelists Eamonn O’Rourke of RenoRun Inc., Mikael Cho of Unsplash and Adam Shevell & Brian Appel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for sharing their expertise and experiences at the breakfast workshop.

What’s Happening in Montréal?

C100 48Hrs in the Valley alum Sonder raised a $210 million USD Series D funding round, surpassing a valuation of $1 billion. This makes Sonder the latest Canadian-founded company to reach unicorn status. Read full article here.
AlayaCare raised $39 million USD ($51 million CAD) from Caisse, inovia in late June. Congrats to CEO and 48Hrs alum Adrian Schauer, who founded the software provider for home health-care agencies in 2014. Read full article here.
IoT startup Mnubo Inc. founded by Frederic Bastien has been bought for $102 million USD by U.S. software firm Aspen Technology Inc. This is one of the first takeovers of a Canadian company selling commercial, AI-based software to customers globally. Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
Traction Conference in Vancouver
on August 7 & 8

This intimate conference brings together founders & C-Suite from companies like Shopify, MailChimp and RedHat to share insights about growth.
Use promo code “C100” for $350 off!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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C100 in Montréal for StartupFest | Welcome C100’s Newest Co-Chair | Upcoming Events

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C100 is thrilled to be attending Startupfest in Montréal this year (July 9-12). Come see C100’s very own Executive Director Laura Buhler speak on July 10 from 9:45AM-10:20AM on the Blue Stage and hear how Canada’s relationship with the US has changed in the last five years.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see where to find us and come say hi!

Upcoming C100 Events
Join Us Tonight!
Wednesday, June 26th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA*
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us this evening, June 26th in Palo Alto for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared after you RSVP.
RSVP Now
Welcoming C100’s Newest Co-Chair:
Andre Charoo

Our team is proud to introduce Andre Charoo as C100’s new Co-Chair. Andre takes the baton from departing Co-Chair Sean Harrington and joins Shari Hatch Jones in leadership of C100. Until recently, Andre has served on the Board and as a proud C100 Charter Member. Andre brings a special blend of passions and expertise to his role as Co-Chair: his passion for Canadian entrepreneurs and his profound expertise in the talent space. We are thrilled to have Andre join us in this next chapter at C100. Welcome, Andre!

C100’s Community Manager, Joshua Goodfield, sat down with Andre to learn why he left Uber, his advice to entrepreneurs, and more!

Read the full article here
Other Upcoming Community Events
Canada Day in San Jose!
Hosted by The Digital Moose Lounge
at San Jose City Hall on June 27 @ 4:30PM.

The Digital Moose Lounge, the City of the San Jose and The Office of Council member Peralez, along with The Canadian Consul General, would like to invite you to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday!
Learn More!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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NBA Finals Game 6 is here! RSVP for Raptors Viewing Party

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WATCH PARTY FOR GAME 6 TOMORROW!
Thursday, June 13
Doors Open 5:00 PM, Game Time 6:00PM
@ Table Top Tap House
Tim Hortons ® is pleased to invite you to celebrate and cheer on our Canadian team for Game 6 with half time remarks and raffle by the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Learn More & RSVP Here!
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New Charter Member Announcement | Six-Figure Canadian Exits | Upcoming Events

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Upcoming C100 Events
Wednesday, June 26th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 26th in Palo Alto for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.
RSVP Now
Welcoming C100’s Newest Charter Member:
Janet Bannister
We are delighted to announce that Janet Bannister has joined our Charter Member community! Janet is a General Partner at Real Ventures, having joined Real in 2014 after work with industry leaders like Procter & Gamble, McKinsey & Co. and eBay. Janet was also the founder of Kijiji, giving her great insight and practical knowledge which she passes on to the teams she mentors. She is a long time supporter of C100 and we’re thrilled to welcome her as a Charter Member. Welcome, Janet!
C100’s Charter Members form a global, mission-driven community of influential and experienced Canadians in technology who are committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Candian entrepreneurial leaders. As leaders who have worked as operators, entrepreneurs and investors (or all three!), C100 Charter Members have been invited to uphold the C100 mission and are active contributors to our program and community.
Vancouver Dinner & Discussion 
C100 hit the road last week to check out CVCA in Vancouver. While there we gathered some Vancouver alumni and members for a lively dinner and discussion. We’re thrilled to be able to spend the evening connecting and sharing ideas with such a fantastic group of passionate members.

Thank you to all who joined us and a very special thanks to the team at McCarthy Tétrault for co-creating this event with us and for hosting us on your spectacular rooftop!

Check out a few photos below. Want more? Click here.

Major Six-Figure Canadian Exits
Big News
Yesterday, Toronto’s financial software firm Wave Financial was purchased by H&R Block for $537CAD million. This is the third major Canadian exit in the past few months, alongside companies Lightspeed and Intelex.
“It just shows that you can scale business [in Canada], you can drive incredible customer value here, you can build big business here.”
-Kirk Simpson, co-founder and CEO of Wave
Other Upcoming Community Events
Meet & Greet in San Francisco
US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his partner Vicki Heyman will be hosting an evening event at
Book Passage in the Ferry Building on June 18th @ 6PM.

Come listen to them talk about the three years they spent journeying around Canada, meeting all types of Canadians and tell the behind-the-scenes stories of how their team helped bring Obama to Canada and Trudeau to the US. They also reveal the importance of creating cultural and artistic exchange between Canada and the US, of promoting economic and trade interests, and overall, of making a lasting positive impact on one of the most important relationships in the free world today.

This is an open event. No registration required. First come first served.

Harnessing the Power of Data
Hosted by The McGill Alumni Association
at Segment on June 19 @ 6:30PM.

The office of Segment is graciously hosting The McGill Alumni Association for an evening dedicated to learning the fundamentals of data science and how to use it to make better business decisions. Come meet McGill’s newest class of Master Students in Analytics.

Canada Day in San Jose!
Hosted by The Digital Moose Lounge
at San Jose City Hall on June 27 @ 4:30PM.

The Digital Moose Lounge, the City of the San Jose and The Office of Council member Peralez, along with The Canadian Consul General, would like to invite you to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday!

Learn More!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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BA Finals Game 3 is here! Join us for a Raptors viewing party in SF

Another item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


TOMORROW!
Wednesday, June 5th
Doors Open 4:00 PM, Game Time 6:00PM
@ Table Top Tap House
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is hosting We The North: Canada House with the support and encouragement of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.

We want Canadians in the Bay Area to have an opportunity to share in the surging national pride embodied by the Raptors’ PlayOff run. Please join us tomorrow to cheer on the Raptors as they take on the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals!

Learn More & RSVP Here!
Can’t Make It, But Still Want To Support Your Team?

Get Involved in the #TechBet!

The rivalry is heating up between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. With the series tied at 1-1, the anticipation for tomorrow’s Game 3 is building.

Both tech communities are boosters of their teams and their local communities. In celebration of this historic playoff moment, sf.citi and TechTO have launched a tech ecosystem-vs-ecosystem bet.

Each organization is putting up the first $10,000 for their city and challenging local technology communities to up the ante with a goal of raising the stakes to $100,000!

Learn More & Join The Pledge Here!
If the Warriors win, all pledges go to Circle the Schools, an organization that helps advance student skills in literacy in elementary school, STEAM in middle school, and college and career readiness in high school.

If the Raptors win, all pledges go to Canada Learning Code, an organization supporting workforce development initiatives for women, youth and other underrepresented minorities across the country.

Several prominent technology leaders – like Ron Conway, an early backer of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more – have already joined the bet and more are joining as it spreads on Twitter using the hashtag #TechBet.

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