S|W: The SaaS Weekly – More Slack rumours

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BetaKit

Slack reportedly raising $500 million USD, attracting takeover interest from Amazon

Slack also reportedly has a projected revenue of $1 billion next year.


VentureBeat

ShipBob raises $17.5 million to help ecommerce businesses with shipping and logistics

The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures.


BetaKit

Top Hat raises $9 million, launches collaborative platform to disrupt textbook publishing industry

Top Hat’s Marketplace allows professors to publish, share, and collaborate with peers on course material.


TechCrunch

Submission management startup Submittable raises $5 million

Submittable, which is used by more than 9,000 companies to manage submissions, raised the Series A from True Ventures.


TechTarget

SaaS HR software dominates as cloud HCM systems proliferate

Big HCM vendors have moved decisively to SaaS HR software platforms and are increasingly adding talent management, employee engagement and other new tools to supplement core HCM functions, according to a report from Forrester Research.


BetaKit

Mappedin collaborates with Apple to offer indoor mapping services in US malls

Through the collaboration, mapping updates made within Mappedin’s platform will be reflected in Apple Maps when Apple launches iOS 11 this fall.


Inc42

Goodera raises $5.5M from Nexus Venture Partners, others

Goodera, a CSR and sustainability management platform, raised the Series A from Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network. Former Head of Global Operations at Airbnb, Varsha Rao, also participated in the round.


FinSMEs

FraudScope raises $1.5M in seed funding

FraudScopem an enterprise SaaS platform aimed at reducing healthcare billing claims fraud, waste, and abuse, raised the round from Spider Capital and GRA Venture Fund, with participation from others.


BetaKit

Hootsuite plans to open office in Vancouver’s new tech campus

The new building will become the first phase of a plan to build a major digital media and tech hub in the district.



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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.