Growing Pains

July 14, 2021 | 12 MINUTES 14 SECONDS

Canada is recognized as a global leader in artificial intelligence, so why can it be difficult for startups to scale? Though the number of active AI funds has doubled in the last five years, the VC industry has warned of a weakened innovation sector if the government doesn’t help to address funding issues.

In this episode of the AI Edge, Michael Bancroft speaks with investors and experts from Inovia Capital, OMERS Ventures and the Creative Destruction Lab about what Canada needs to do to support growth for AI companies. Plus, the leader of Deloitte’s Canadian AI institute tells us that although there are challenges, it’s important to celebrate the successes.