B2B News for Wednesday, September 20, 2021: Thinkific Appointments, Circle Boom Launch, Top Startups Named

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EdTech is poaching execs from social. At least, that’s how Thinkific’s latest appointments make it look.  The learning platform for appointed Henk Campher as Chief Marketing Officer and Chris McGuire as Chief Technology Officer. Campher comes from Hootsuite while McGuire is an internal promotion. He currently serves as VP of Engineering.

“We are very excited to welcome both Henk and Chris to our leadership team,” said Greg Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Thinkific. “They reflect a strong strategic addition to our executive ranks and will play key roles, building high-functioning teams around them and optimizing investment as we continue to carve out an increasingly prominent and differentiated position in the global market.”

Thinkific went public at the end of April 2021.

More info: https://www.thinkific.com/blog/category/thinkific-news/

Social post scheduler Circle Boom has launched its Twitter management app for iOS. The tool provides Twitter account analytics, insights into Followers and Friends, and the ability to find fake, spam, and inactive Twitter accounts.

Press release: https://blog.circleboom.com/cirleboom-twitter-app/

LinkedIn has released the Canadian version of its 2021 Top Startups list. The list ranks growing startups that, in its view, are successfully navigating the evolution of consumer and business needs while re-thinking how we work.

Startups are ranked based on four pillars: employment growth, engagement, job interest and attraction of top talent. 

The LinkedIn Top Ten Startups in Canada for 2021 are:

  1. Wealthsimple
  2. Clearco
  3. NUDESTIX
  4. Neo Financial
  5. Bonsai
  6. KOHO
  7. Borrowell
  8. ApplyBoard
  9. Onlia
  10. Drop

Press release: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-top-startups-2021-15-canadian-companies-rise-linkedin-news/

There is still time to catch the rest of Content Marketing World. There’s no need to fly to Cleveland as the conference operates on the hybrid model.

More information: https://www.contentmarketingworld.com/

Immediately after CMW, the Friends of Africa Summit starts with a virtual event on Friday and a hybrid model with in-person opportunities on Saturday in Toronto. Organized by the Casa Foundation, the annual round-table conference attracts representatives from African and global companies, as well as governments, to further trade and cooperation. This year’s theme is re-building small business for global trade post-pandemic.

More information: https://casafoundation.ca/friends-of-africa/

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