Sean Silcoff, The Globe and Mail

Sean Silcoff

The Globe and Mail

Chelsea, QC, Canada

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Recent articles by Sean:

Setback for B.C.’s AbCellera as FDA pulls U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 antibody

Bebtelovimab, developed in partnership with Eli Lilly, got emergency okay for sale in February → Read More

FTX collapse hits Gadze Finance, crypto fund led by Top Hat founder Mike Silagadze

Gadze is changing strategies - but not giving up on crypto → Read More

Canadian venture capital levels plummet in third quarter as economy hits tech deals

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Canada says the drop is consistent with global trends → Read More

Elizabeth May pledges to turn down the heat within conflict-riven Green Party after becoming leader again

Elizabeth May, who stepped down as leader of the Green Party three years ago, won back her old job after leading by a wide margin → Read More

Symend, TealBook latest Canadian tech startups to cut staff amid market pullback

Cuts reflect a rapidly changed environment that has seen startups shift from a ‘growth at all costs’ mentality to more prudently deploying capital following a crash in valuations and mounting concerns about a recession → Read More

Toronto startup Waabi starts testing its driverless trucks on the road, with humans on board

A Toronto startup is officially rolling out its artificial intelligence-powered self-driving trucks on U.S. roads with human safety drivers and safety engineers on board → Read More

EDC leads $72-million Attabotics deal as Crown corporation expands support for Canadian exporters

It’s the first deal involving Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s venture growth unit since its $95-million investment in cryptocurrency exchange operator FTX collapsed last week → Read More

Tech company Dye & Durham cuts jobs, orders employees back to office full-time

Dye & Durham CEO says all workers are expected to return to the office full-time starting Feb. 1 next year → Read More

Quantum computing company Xanadu raises $100-million from Georgian, Porsche, others

Toronto company achieves $1-billion valuation months after demonstrating ‘quantum supremacy’ → Read More

AbCellera posts another strong quarter of COVID-19 antibody sales – but new variants could affect 2023 revenue

Vancouver-based biotechnology company warned its current COVID-fighting antibody is unlikely to work against the two latest variants of the virus → Read More

Hopper surpasses US$5-billion valuation as Capital One ups stake in Montreal online travel company

U.S. financial giant makes US$96-million equity investment in one of Canada’s most highly valued private tech companies → Read More

How one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies became its fastest shrinking – but learned to thrive

Thornhill has parlayed a big Canadian government COVID-19 order for its innovative portable ICU technology into a jumping off point to win big U.S. sales → Read More

Aurinia stock sinks to three-year low as B.C. biotech cuts sales forecast for lupus drug

B.C. company’s stock crashes 30 per cent as patient adds fall short of projections → Read More

TouchBistro raises $150-million in convertible deal, one of biggest Canadian tech fundings in months

Toronto restaurant tech vendor holds valuation as US giant Francisco wins competive bid → Read More

Stalemate on Bay Street: Buyout firms find few takers for low-ball tech privatization deals

Investment bankers who led a wave of Canadian tech IPOs in 2020 and 2021 have suggested to some of those same companies in recent months that they should consider going private again → Read More

RenoRun slashes 43 per cent of staff as Canadian tech layoffs mount

Instacart-like business serving contractors preparing for ‘the worst’ as it braces for recessionary impact → Read More

Bell jump-starts venture capital investing, joining other Canadian companies despite tech downturn

The telecom giant follows a slew of other corporations in backing startups → Read More

Competition Bureau chief Matthew Boswell bangs drum for reforms

Matthew Boswell argued for the case that consumers, businesses and the economy are suffering under a ‘complex and unpredictable system’ → Read More

Zymeworks strikes $1.8-billion licensing deal labelled ‘bad’ for shareholders by hostile suitor

Shares of Zymeworks Inc. rose after it announced an unusual licensing deal with Irish company Jazz Pharmaceuticals that could be worth US$1.8-billion-plus to the Vancouver cancer drug developer → Read More

Michele Romanow’s Clearco raising US$30-million, hires CFO, as troubled unicorn seeks stability in tech slump

Michele Romanow’s financial technology startup Clearco attempts to bounce back from a string of setbacks with fresh financing and a new CFO → Read More