S|W: The SaaS Weekly – SaaS VC boom

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BetaKit

Vision Critical acquires Pressly to expand content-curation abilities

Vision Critical will add Pressly’s technology to its customer relationship intelligence software.


VCCircle

Enterprise storage startup PrimaryIO raises $5.6M in seed round

The seed round was led by Accel Partners, Exfinity Venture Partners, and Partech Ventures.


BetaKit

LookBookHQ raises $13 million Series B led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners

The company plans to scale its LookBookHQ Intelligent Content platform, which it says has tripled its revenue in the past 18 months.


FinSMEs

Snowflake Computing raises additional $5M in Series D funding

Snowflake Computing, which provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, raised the round from Capital One Growth Ventures.


LSPARK

My bootstrapped SaaS company was acquired by SurveyMonkey

“The cool thing about SaaS is the customers pay for your success,” says serial entrepreneur Eli Fathi.


BetaKit

Cities across Canada are bullish on hosting Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon wants to invest more than $5 billion USD in construction and operation of the second headquarters.


PYMNTS.com

SaaS enjoys venture capital boom

The Software-as-a-Service startup space is no longer in the limelight, but this week venture capitalists put their own spotlight on the industry, providing more than $75 million to four firms in the sector.



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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.