Bloom: A pizza pivot, raising funds, and wrapping up Y Combinator

Bloom: A pizza pivot, raising funds, and wrapping up Y Combinator


In Episode 10 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji talk about Wyvern, a local space-data startup that wrapped up the Y Combinator technology accelerator last week, as well as PulseMedica, which raised a $2.6-million seed round that will help it run its first clinical trial beginning in June.

Ramji and Rendell-Watson also cover how High Dough, a Detroit-style pizza joint, is opening a second location after finding success in the Three Boars space on 109th Street during the pandemic.

"Pandemic successes in hospitality are even more amazing because we know how hard it's been for those businesses even pre-pandemic to really grow in scale. So I think that's ... phenomenal," Ramji said of the move.

Vimy Ridge Academy's new esports academy is also on deck for this episode, as is Samdesk's video series, The Breakdown.

You'll also hear a message from Bloom's sponsor, Innovate Edmonton, in which CEO Catherine Warren continues her conversation about inclusive innovation with Taproot co-founder Mack Male.

Bloom is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere else you get your podcasts.