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Zillow Acquires Retsly from GrowLab Portfolio

Seattle-based Zillow just announced that it has acquired Vancouver's Retsly, a GrowLab portfolio company founded in 2013. Zillow has not disclosed the financial terms of the acquisition.

NASDAQ traded Zillow is the leading real estate and home-related marketplace.

Retsly is a software company that normalizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLS) so developers can build data-driven products for the real estate industry.

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Xagenic Announces Second Closing of $25.5 Million Series B Financing

Xagenic Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20 minute time-to-result, announced this week a second closing of its recently announced Series B financing, bringing the total raised in this round to $25.5 million.

In conjunction with this closing, new investor BDC Capital joined as an investor and Dion Madsen, Senior Managing Partner at BDC Capital, will join Xagenic's Board of Directors.

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Startup Fest Announces Pitch Competition Winners: Vanhawks and Blynk Win Big

After hundreds of pitches at the International Startup Festival in Montreal this week they have announced the winners of ten different award categories.

Open to all startups at the event, the $100k Investment Prize comes in the form of a friendly convertible debenture.

Next36 alumni Blynk won the $100k Investment Prize.

The Toronto-based startup has created a new app that provides personalized fashion recommendations via a Tinder-like interface.

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