S|W: The SaaS Weekly – AI-enabled SaaS

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BetaKit

Automat raises $11 million Series A to build up conversational AI platform

Automat, which allows brands to build conversational bots, raised the round from brandtech group You & Mr Jones, with participation from new investors Comcast Ventures and Omidyar Technology Ventures.


VentureBeat

Lightspeed and Accel lead $100 million investment in cloud security startup Netskope

Netskope, which helps companies secure their cloud-stored data, plans to use the funding to achieve “financial independence.”


BetaKit

Shopify’s social marketing bot now free for all merchants

Kit has had over 3 million conversations with merchants since it was acquired last year.


SD Central

Oracle adds machine learning, AI to cloud security services

Oracle added new adaptive access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service (SOC), risk monitoring that uses machine learning engines, and expanded its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) service to support its SaaS products with automated threat detection.


Talkin' Cloud

Must-haves for digital transformation

Digital transformation will mean different things to different companies, but any organization that is looking to create new possibilities for its business through digital technology needs to focus on four strategic IT priorities.


BetaKit

Pressboard raises $2 million to develop AI assistant for its branded content marketplace

The funding round was led by the Vancouver Founder Fund.


ZDNet

Moving the collaborative experience to the cloud

SaaS office tools are a fast-growing market segment. What are the implications for IT implementers, the benefits of cloud scalability and versatility, and the potential drawbacks?


Inc42

Customer engagement platform Freshdesk rebrands to Freshworks

CEO and Founder Girish Mathrubootham said the rebranding to Freshworks would not just the change the way businesses do customer support, but to refresh the way they do business.


BetaKit

Upbrella Construction wins PwC Canada’s disruptor award

Upbrella construction is developing crane-less roof technology.


Forbes

This SaaS company’s new look is inspired by Netflix and Spotify

Cornerstone, a learning and HR software company, said it will redesign its site with a Netflix-style interface that tells user what online-learning they might want to try next.


BetaKit

With $2.1 million in funding, Zoom.ai wants its automated assistant to be the next Salesforce

The round included participation from Extreme Venture Partners, BetaWorks, MaRS IaF, BDC, and the Golden Triangle Angel Network.


Inc42

Exclusive: Growfitter raises $600K to expand its health and fitness services

The Series A round was led by San Francisco-based VC SQue Capital.


BetaKit

Jibestream releases new features to enhance user experience

Jibestream released a suite of features to help developers embed indoor maps into web and mobile apps.



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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.