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Announcing new Charter Member Luc Levesque | Swarm HQ Event | C100 is hiring!

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  Notice the poppies present at their interactive dinner event, as well as the plug for the Festival of Remembrance at Grace Cathedral.  Thanks C100!


Welcome C100’s Newest Charter Member:
Luc Levesque!

Luc Levesque | Product Group Lead at Facebook | Palo Alto, CA

Prior to FacebookLuc Levesque founded TravelPod, worked at Expedia, and was an executive at TripAdvisor. Now, Luc is leading a product area at Facebook, and serves as an advisor to companies like TwitterPinterest, and Quora. Luc’s early life and career revolved around tech, and now he is able to use his passion to not only connect people in online communities, but face to face as well.

We are delighted to have Luc join us as a proud C100 Charter Member. Welcome, Luc!
C100 at Swarm Technologies
This month, invited guests joined the C100 team for an interactive dinner at Swarm Technologies with Canadian Co-Founder and CEO Sara Spangelo. Sara showed us how to build your very own satellite while discussing the challenges faced by many social impact tech companies. Sara candidly shared her entrepreneurial journey alongside guest of honour Anar Simpson, Global Ambassador for Technovation, discussing how our connections, economic power, and influence can be a force for positive change.
Join C100’s Growing Team!
Marketing and Communications, Associate Manager
C100’s team is looking to bring on a marketing leader who is excited to help C100 grow its community and impact. If you are a skilled marketer with a passion for Canadian entrepreneurship, apply now.
Must have existing US work authorization.
C100 Community in the News
What’s next for Canadian startups?
Silicon Valley Bank is asking startup founders and execs in Canada for their views on the year ahead. Are you planning to hire, raise money or expand internationally? Do you expect business conditions in 2020 to be better than this year? Take the Startup Outlook Survey and share your thoughts on the health of the Canadian tech sector and what’s to come in 2020.

C100 Charter Member, Co-founder and General Partner of Luge Capital Karim Gillani has an interesting take on why the public landscape of IPO-destined tech companies is crumbling. Read full article here.

48Hrs in the Valley alum Kik app has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Read full article here.
Upcoming Community Events
Festival of Remembrance
Join the Royal Canadian Legion in celebrating Remembrance Day
Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Nov 10, 3PM
Learn more here
Special The Logic Discount for C100
Save $75 on an annual subscription to The Logic – “Canada’s most-trusted source of in-depth reporting on the innovation economy.”
Use promo code “C100” at checkout.  Subscribe here.
Thank You to Our Partners
Foundational Partners
Corporate Partners
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C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Welcome New C100 Charter Member! | Upcoming Events

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

Additionally, we wish to thank C100 for their support of our annual Poppy Campaign.


Welcome C100’s Newest Charter Member:
Jonathan Ehrlich!
Jonathan Ehrlich | Partner at Foundation Capital | Menlo Park, CA
The C100 team is delighted to announce Jonathan Ehrlich as C100’s newest Charter Member. Prior to Foundation Capital, Jonathan’s had a notable career, including co-founding Utah Street Labs, serving as Director of Marketing at Facebook, and as Executive Vice-President, Online at Indigo Books & Music Inc. Jonathan is pictured above speaking at this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley, demonstrating not only his expertise and knowledge in the tech industry, but his passion for helping other entrepreneurs succeed. We are thrilled to have Jonathan join us as a proud C100 Charter Member. Welcome, Jonathan!
The C100 Team is Hiring
The C100 team is growing, and looking to expand our team.
Please see below for position details:
Full-time Marketing and Communications Associate Manager
If you know anyone interested, please direct them to the link to apply.
Community News

The Canadian tech-stock boom is at an all time high, climbing 59% in 2019- more than double the next-best industry group on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. On the shortlist of contributors include C100 Charter Member Dax Dasilva‘s company, Lightspeed POS, holding Canada’s 2nd biggest IPO this year.

Mississauga-based, Growth Summit participant PointClickCare makes the Forbes Cloud 100 list as the only Canadian company, standing out for its growth, sales, valuation and culture.

The Poppy Campaign for Remembrance Day (Nov 11) conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion is starting this month to raise funds in support of Veterans and their families. Pick up a poppy at the next C100 event!
Upcoming Community Events
McGill X-1 Accelerator San Francisco Demo Day 2019
Watch the 10 startups from McGill come to San Francisco to pitch their next big ideas
SonderHQ in San Francisco on Oct 15, 5PM-8PM PST
Learn more here
UCBerkeley Canadian Election Events
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for four events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election hosted by UCBerkeley on Oct 21 & 22
See details here
M&A Bootcamp with KPMG, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Barclays
Understand  M&A fundamentals – how to prepare, ways to avoid pitfalls, and strategies for a successful transition
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco
on Oct 30, 8:30AM-1:00PM
Learn more here
Thank You to Our Partners
Foundational Partners
Corporate Members
With special thanks to:
C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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C100 is hiring! | C100 team in Toronto this week | Upcoming Events

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


The C100 team is hiring!
The C100 team is growing, and looking to add two new team members in the next few months. Please see below for position details:
Full-time Marketing and Communications Associate Manager
Program Analyst (4 month Intern/Co-op Student ) starting January

If you know anyone interested, please direct them to the link to apply.
C100 team in Toronto this week
This week, founders joined the C100 team and Toronto-based Wave Co-Founder and CEO Kirk Simpson for a Founders’ Dinner in Toronto. Kirk spoke candidly about his entrepreneurial journey and recent $405 million USD Wave exit. The C100 team was excited to see Canadian entrepreneur and 48Hrs in the Valley alum Eva Wong (bottom left) speak on stage at Elevate. Other speakers from the C100 community include Andrew GrahamDax DaSilvaJanet BannisterMichele RomanowDaniel Eberhard and Andrea Drager.
Community News
  • Past Growth Summit participant TouchBistro made headlines last week, raising $119 million USD in its series E funding round. CEO and founder Alex Barrotti is excited to direct funds toward acquisitions, global expansion and increasing employee headcount. Read full article here.
  • Toronto-based, 48Hrs in the Valley alum Drop recently closed $44 million USD in its Series B and look towards focusing on three things: growth, technology, and international expansion. Read full article here.
Upcoming Community Events
“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” film screening
A new documentary film by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier seeks to investigate human influence on the state, dynamic, and future of the Earth.
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
on Sept 29, 1:30PM PST
Learn more here
Waterloo Innovation Summit on HealthTech
BEYOND IMPACT: Reimagining health with technology
Global and individual health care continues to be deeply disrupted by technology. Join global thought leaders and change agents taking a deep-dive into the HealthTech boom.
University of Waterloo – Engineering 7 (E7) in Toronto
on Oct 1, 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Learn more here
McGill X-1 Accelerator San Francisco Demo Day 2019
Watch the 10 startups from McGill come to San Francisco to pitch their next big ideas
SonderHQ in San Francisco
on Oct 15, 5PM-8PM PST
Learn more here
Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Top 25 Canadian Startups to work for | The C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award | Upcoming Events

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LinkedIn’s Top 25 Canadian Startups
10 of C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley alums are among LinkedIn’s top 25 Canadian Startups this year. Among the ranks: WealthsimpleClearbancDropMejuriAdaOpencareFlybitsStackAdaptBorrowell and #paidLinkedIn rates startups based on an index of multiple factors including employee growth, jobseeker interest and member engagement with the company.
See the full company list here.
C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award
Each year, C100 awards an “Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship” (ICE) for their impact on the world of technology and on the Canadian entrepreneurial community. This year on August 27th, the award was given to Co-founder and COO ofCloudflare– Michelle Zatlyn! With Cloudflare, Michelle is leading the charge to make the internet faster, safer, and more reliable – and doing so at a pivotal moment where public concern and scrutiny about cybersecurity is at an all-time high. To honour Michelle, C100’s Charter Members convened for dinner and a fireside chat. Read more on Michelle and her story from the night. 
Founder Feature
At the ICE Award, Michelle spoke of Cloudflare’s early days and her humble beginnings. Michelle attributes Cloudflare’s success to her and her Co-Founder Matthew Prince’s high rate of learning and approaching opportunities with a growth mindset. Along with adapting quickly to new jobs thrown at you as a founder, what is Michelle’s advice to entrepreneurs?
“Always show up and work hard. I was lucky but I can understand how founders can be challenged- amongst each other, with their investors, and with their Board. I advise people that you are the sum of your decisions and who you surround yourself with.”
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 Member Espresso Capital
Register here
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper
“Innovator’s Edge Series:
Packaging Your Company for Investors”

WSGR HQ in Palo Alto on Sept 25th, 8AM-12PM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Member WSGR
Register here
If you cannot attend in person, video conference is available in WSGR offices across the U.S.
“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” film screening
A new documentary film by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier seeks to investigate human influence on the state, dynamic, and future of the Earth.
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
on Sept 29, 1:30PM PST
Learn more here
Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Expat Voting | Tech Moving North | Upcoming Events

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization 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 next week on September 4th in San Francisco for 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
Canadian Expats can vote again!
The Supreme Court of Canada recently overturned a law restricting expat Canadians from voting. If you hold Canadian citizenship and have ever lived in Canada, you are once again eligible to vote. The election will most likely occur on October 21 but it could be called for as early as end of September. Make your voice heard.
Apply to vote by mail as a non-resident citizen!
The Tech Industry is shifting North
Canada’s competitive talent pool has made it a hotspot for new headquarters in recent years, with big names such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon opening offices in Canada. Drawn by a talented workforce just north of the border and private-sector-friendly immigration policy, U.S. companies are tapping into Canada for expansion. Read the full article on the trend here.
Alumni Feature
How is city traffic influencing tech?
Commuters in major cities have their fair share of transportation options from scooters, bike-shares, public transit, there are many ways to get to work without a vehicle. However, cars are unavoidable in today’s urban cities, and the leading cause of car accidents? Distracted drivers.
48Hrs alum Algolux Inc. is using deep learning technology to make driving safer for everyone on the road. Learn more about how Algolux Inc. utilizes autonomous vision. 
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.

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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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
With special thanks to:
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