We’d like to draw your attention to two pieces of content that will be of interest to people who follow the Atlantic Canadian startup community.

Vanessa Balintec of CBC New Brunswick on Monday reported on the under-representation of female and minority founders in the community. The article arose from our presentation earlier this month on New Brunswick startup in collaboration with Planet Hatch in Fredericton.

The article details the findings in our Atlantic Canada Startup Data report on the low proportions of BIPOC and female founders in the community, and interviews such founders as Sherry Law of Innerva Virtual Inc. and Tosin Ajibola of Welkom-U.

Meanwhile, our reporter Avery Mullen wrote a piece this month for the Halifax Innovation District on the success in Halifax startups in raising capital this year. It notes that the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association said Halifax in the first half of 2021 was the fifth-most active centre for venture capital fund raising in Canada, producing 14 funding deals worth a combined $42 million.