J.D. Power to Merge with Autodata Solutions

Acquisition by Thoma Bravo Combines Two Innovative and Complementary Automotive Data Companies with Vision of Strengthening Their Value to Clients and Consumers J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, today announced a merger with Autodata Solutions, a provider of data and software solutions for the automotive ecosystem. The merger marks the…

New Investment and a Budding Partnership for Motif Labs

Motif Labs has just announced an additional $2.65M of Series B investment from existing shareholders to execute on strategic growth objectives.  The company has now secured more than $8M in financing to build out it’s cannabis extraction and processing facility in Southwestern Ontario.  Within the Phase 1 footprint of 12,500 sqft, Motif will be capable of processing more…

Big Blue Bubble Announces Foregone Release Date

Big Blue Bubble and the Epic Games Store announced during The Game Awards that Foregone is joining the storefront’s list of exclusive titles.  Foregone will launch in Early Access exclusively on the Epic Games Store on February 27, 2020, followed by major consoles later in the year. Foregone will be available to preorder today on the Epic Games Store ($24.99…

My Singing Monsters: Dawn of Fire Gets Major Overhaul

Canadian game developer Big Blue Bubble has unveiled a huge suite of new content and quality of life improvements in the massive 2.0 update to their hit musical mobile game, My Singing Monsters: Dawn of Fire. The highly-anticipated update streamlines Coin production and crafting, expands existing Islands, and introduces a never-before-seen feature: the Prism Gate,…

Arcane Founders’ AI Startup Closes $1M Seed Round

Morphio has closed a $1M seed funding round to help accelerate customer acquisition of US-based marketing agencies and in-house teams alongside strategic enhancements of the two-year-old AI platform. Morphio is currently helping early adopters take control of their digital data and decision making with invaluable information and unparalleled insight. Morphio integrates all Google, Facebook, Microsoft,…

2020 Media Trends Report from Voices.com

Voices.com, the world’s largest marketplace connecting businesses to voice over talent, just released an annual trends report that provides an in-depth analysis of the most important media and content trends that impacted brand marketers and creative agencies throughout 2019. The trends that are set to dominate in 2020 include training content, digital audio advertising, podcasts,…

Creating a Digital Imaging Centre of Excellence in London’s Health Care Cluster

On December 10 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and Western University announced the formation of a partnership with Siemens Healthineers in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), interventional angiography, cardiology and cardiac surgery that will create a centre of excellence in advanced diagnostic imaging and therapeutics in southwestern Ontario. Building on established…

Novartis Launches Innovation Prize for Assistive Tech

“Every day, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) face difficult and unique mobility challenges that can make regular activities such as walking, speaking, and living out comfortable lives extremely difficult,” said John Tsai, Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, Novartis. “Novartis is deeply invested in this community, and it is our hope that…

Health Science Companies Can Apply to the Capital Access Advisory Program

The Call for Applications for the 2020 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®) is now open. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization’s CAAP is a unique, industry-led initiative that provides selected high-potential Ontario health science companies with mentoring, strategic guidance and access to an…