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The SaaS Weekly is a weekly newsletter covering the major SaaS news from Canada and around the globe.

Subscribe to S|W using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important SaaS news every week!


BetaKit

Merchants will soon be able to sell products on eBay through Shopify

Shopify merchants will have the ability to sync inventory information from Shopify to eBay.


B2C

3 SaaS companies that understand branding

In this day and age where SaaS products come and go and buyers are more impatient than ever, there are several things that can make a SaaS brand get noticed. Here are three SaaS brands that are getting it right.


BetaKit

Slack announces seven more companies backed through $106 million fund

Slack’s fund is dedicated to early-stage investments in companies that are building apps in Slack.


TechCrunch

Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M

The Series A1 round, which brings the total raised by Gong.io to date to just over $26 million — was led by previous investors Norwest Venture Partners and Shlomo Kramer.


BetaKit

Casalova acquires MyPropertyManagers, including assets of $35 million

MyPM’s entire team will be joining Casalova.


mps

Aptrinsic raises $7.2 million in Series A funding, to help companies personalize product experiences

The Series A funding round co-led by Storm Ventures and Opus Capital.


BetaKit

Chronometriq raises $3.5 million to expand health appointment booking platform across North America

Chronometriq said that last year, it had more than 1.2 million people using its products in Quebec and Ontario.


TechCrunch

OwnBackup grabs $7.5M Series B investment for SaaS data backup service

The company plans to spend some of the new cash expanding its product set, while continuing to build out its sales and marketing arm.


eWeek

New Quest SaaS package manages Azure AD, Office 365

On Demand, the first SaaS platform from the Quest Microsoft Platform Management business, is automated and designed to handle any size workload.


BetaKit

OpenText launches AI assistant to help business analysts with decision making, task automation

OpenText said the AI assistant, Magellan, has the potential to help users analyze key components of an enterprise such as customers, employees, invoices, and documents.



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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.