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Today in funding: Botpress, Sherpa, Kinetyx, Realize Medical, G2V Optics, Solvera Solutions | BetaKit

Six Canadian startups have recently announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised, how much, from whom, and what they’ll be putting the new funds toward.

Botpress lands $15 million Series A

Botpress, a Québec City-based startup that aims to help developers build conversational-based apps, has raised a $15 million Series A round of funding.

The round was led by venture firm Decibel with participation of Inovia Capital, Panache Ventures, Real Ventures, Hike Ventures, One Way Ventures, Fonds Innovexport, and Boxone Ventures. Decibel’s Jon Sakoda will join Botpress’s board of directors as part of the deal.

Founded in 2016 by Sylvain Perron and Justin Watson, Botpress provides a software platform that allows developers and companies to build, deploy, and manage chatbots. The startup’s platform is targeted toward enterprise-level clients that want to create conversational experiences for customers.

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