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“With CAD $13 million (USD $10 million) from Relay Ventures, the company announced the official release of the OMbra targeting female runners. The bra captures breathing patterns and rhythms of runners and processes it into insights delivered through a mobile app, called OMrun, with the goal of helping users become more efficient runners.”

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“Founded in 2007, Ecobee is the second largest seller of Internet-connected thermostats in the US, with 24% share of the market, according to research firm NPD Group – second only behind Alphabet’s Nest. In 2014, the $250 Ecobee3 came out with strong reviews that compared it favorably to Nest’s thermostat.”

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Kira Talent, provider video-based talent assessment platform for university and college admissions, has announced a $5 million Series A. The company’s total funding to date is $8 million, including a $1.8 million round in 2013 and a $1.2 million round in 2014. The company will use the funding to develop technology focused on the entire student journey, from admissions to job placement.

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“Saskatoon-based 7shifts, which provides employee scheduling software for restaurants, announced $1.2 million in seed funding.

7shifts will use the funding to expand their sales teams and add new features to their platform. The company’s funding round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Globalive Capital, Boost VC, and Tim Draper.”

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