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Toronto-based Swyft, a provider of same-day delivery through a software-enabled, asset-less courier network, has raised $17.5 million in a Series A financing.
Acid League, a Toronto-based specialist in food and beverage products made from living vinegars, has raised C$4.8 million in a Series A financing.
The firm promoted two on its venture team - Kathryn Weinmann and Yoni Braun - while promoting three on the growth equity side.
Kitchener, Ontario-based innovation hub Communitech has hired Chris Albinson as its new CEO.
Sentry, a Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based biological and water quality monitoring sensor platform, has closed a Series A financing.
Averna, a Montreal-based developer of test and quality engineering solutions, has secured an investment from Walter Capital Partners, Investissement Québec and W Investments Group.
EQT Ventures promoted three and hired one across its US and European operations, including Ashley Lundström, Henrik Landgren and Laura Yao.
Venture capitalists Alfred Lin, David Sze, Aileen Lee, Theresia Gouw, Christine Tsai and Wen Hsieh, among others, signed the pledge to help end discrimination and hateful attacks against Asian communities.
The Seattle-based company raises funding from in an oversubscribed round led by Artis Ventures and Lyell Immunopharma.
Regina-based Brew Ninja, a microbrewery management software company, has raised C$650,000 in seed-stage financing.

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