S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Shopify hits 500K merchants

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BetaKit

Shopify Q2 2017 results show 75% revenue increase as it celebrates 500,000 merchant milestone

500,000 merchants can’t be wrong.


FinSMEs

prooV raises $14M in Series B funding

prooV, a SaaS platform that facilitates and streamlines the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) process for startups and enterprises, raised the funds from Helios Capital and Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from OurCrowd and Cerca Partners.


BI

Blackbaud CEO Michael “Mike” Gianoni named one of the top 50 SaaS CEOs

Gianoni was recognized for the company’s accelerated performance alongside CEOs from software companies such as Hubspot, Slack, Salesforce, Gainsight, Box, Workday, and more.


E27

How to successfully steer tour SaaS business in a tough environment

SaaS might not be only 2 decades old, but it has sharply risen in prominence on the backdrop of more digitization in all aspects of life.


CloudPro

Azuqua raises $10M to connect departments’ cloud apps

The round was led by Storm Ventures with participation from strategic investors Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures.


inc42

SaaS startup LimeTray raises funding from JSW Ventures to bolster ‘restaurant OS’

The funding will also be spent on expanding LimeTray’s reach in the international market.


BetaKit

thisopenspace brings Shopify’s point-of-sale solutions to pop-up shops in Canada and the US

thisopenspace announced that its entrepreneurs will now be able to power their pop-up shops using Shopify’s POS solutions.


Fortune

Exclusive: This startup wants to be the Salesforce for legal departments

Silicon Valley-based Ironclad, which wants to automate the way legal contracts are created and managed, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Accel.


ID

Getting SaaS-y: Oracle rolls out software suite enhancements for cloud era

Oracle has to convince business customers that its software is what they need, competing against software rivals like Salesforce, Workday and SAP.


sdxCentral

SaaS & networking revenues boost Citrix’s Q2

SaaS accounted for $42 million worth of revenues during Citrix’s Q2 — a 27 percent increase year-over-year.



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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.