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Wattpad raises an additional $46-million in funding

Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, today announced the company has raised $46-million in Series C funding. The round was led by OMERS Ventures with participation from August Capital, Raine Ventures, and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, Canada’s new venture fund.

Wattpad’s existing investors, which include Union Square Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang of AME Cloud Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and Boris Wertz of Version One Venture, also participated in the round.

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Why Shopify's pop-up shop effectively broke the mould

Katherine Scarrow

The latest news and information for entrepreneurs from across the web universe, brought to you by the Report on Small Business team. Follow us on Twitter @GlobeSmallBiz.

Pop-ups are so ubiquitous that calling them a trend suggests they might drift away. They won’t.

Until now, I’ve always felt that once you’ve been to one pop-up, you’ve been to them all, in terms of the shopping experience. Shopify’s recent foray into the pop-up world proved me wrong. Here are five reasons why, which other entrepreneurs might want to take to heart:

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Sean Stanleigh

Sean Stanleigh is the product manager of Report on Small Business. His goal is to make ROSB the primary destination for readers in search of information and compelling stories about Canada's small-business community, which continues to grow in size and influence. Mr. Stanleigh has an extensive background in journalism, including a number of senior editing positions at The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Katherine Scarrow

Katherine Scarrow is the editor of Report on Small Business. Before joining The Globe, she worked at Yahoo! Canada, where she helped cover the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.