Toronto-based company Sam:) is being acquired by New York-based Hugging Face.  The Compay is only about two years old but its technology – an AI chatbot for use on messaging platforms - had already facilitated 20 million messages on 1.2 million different conversations on both the Kik and Facebook Messenger applications.  The crossborder transaction further proves that companies outside Canada continue to look to our market for innovative technologies developed by companies that have proven themselves successful on executing their growth strategies.  For more information about the transaction, click here.