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New York-based online learning community Skillshare has raised $66 million in a Series D financing led by OMERS Growth Equity.
FleetOps, a Toronto-based on-demand freight trucking marketplace, has secured C$6 million in a seed-stage financing led by Inspired Capital and Resolute Ventures.
Dapper Labs, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based developer of the new Flow blockchain, has secured US$12 million (C$16 million) in funding.
Thriver, a Toronto-based workplace culture platform founded as Platterz, has secured US$33 million in a Series B financing.
Venture capital investment in Canadian technology companies was robust in the first half of 2020, with $3.6 billion deployed to 302 financings, according to Refinitiv data.
Under the hood
Hong Kong-based CLSA is seeking up to $100m from HNWIs and wealth managers to build a portfolio of pre-IPO tech unicorns, sister title Secondaries Investor understands.
Milestone Pharmaceuticals, a Montreal-based biopharmaceutical company, has launched a private placement of C$25 million with existing investor RTW Investments.
Clutch, a Toronto- and Halifax-based online car retailing platform, has secured C$7 million in a seed-stage financing.
Mobile Klinik, a Toronto-based smartphone and tablet repair, care, sales and services retailer, has been acquired by Telus Corp.
Senso, a cloud-based artificial intelligence platform that provides predictive intelligence to financial institutions, has raised US$3 million in financing.

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