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Shopify announced a new partnership with Nest today. Shopify merchants using Nest Cams can now access camera footage via the newly released Store Cam for Shopify app and purchase Nest Cams and Google Wifi routers directly from the Shopify Hardware Store.
“Running a retail business can be challenging, but with the right tools and partnerships, we are helping make in-person selling more accessible,” said Satish Kanwar, VP of Product at Shopify.
“We are excited to be partnering with Google to make Nest’s hardware available to our 70,000+ point-of-sale merchants, empowering them with a fully integrated solution that will make it easy for them to manage and monitor their business.”
A live-feed of footage captured from Nest Cams will be immediately available to access in a merchant’s dashboard via the Shopify app. This allows business owners to access footage from their store and more effectively manage their retail space while on the go. The whole process has been designed so it’s easy to set up and manage, providing retailers with affordable, plug-and-play coverage for any space.
Equifax and Thinking Capital today announced the launch of BillMarket, an innovative solution that brings together a small business credit grade and financing application designed specifically for Canadian small businesses. [Read more…] about Equifax and Thinking Capital Team Up for BillMarket
Montreal startup Flinks has raised a $1.75 million round from National Bank and Luge Capital.
Flinks’ financial API allows users to synchronize their banking information with the app of their choosing in the savings, investment, and cryptocurrency sectors. A number of large financial service providers, including TransferWise, Wealthsimple and ATB Financial, are already using its platform.
Flinks is a leading open banking enabler in Canada and currently connects almost 200 fintechs and banks in Canada, U.S. and Europe to over 250 million financial accounts.
This investment round will be used to accelerate growth and market an AI-powered risk assessment solution based on the transaction habits of end-users and the health of their financial accounts.
Innostart Capital, Panache, iNovia Capital and Conconi Growth Partners, also participated in the financing round.