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“We started to realize that the capital and funding is one part of a relationship that we can have.”
If you don’t prepare ahead of time, you could get stuck not producing the key SaaS metrics that investors want to see when they’re considering investing in your next round.
Join Sage Intacct on Thursday, May 6 as Douglas Soltys, Editor-in Chief at BetaKit, moderates a dynamic discussion between Laura Lenz, Partner at OMERS Ventures, and David Appel, Head of Software and SaaS at Sage Intacct, on the importance of SaaS metrics and reporting to scale your business.
As online identity management grows in importance, Mastercard swooped in and bought identity verification company Ekata for $850 million.
Nubank was valued at around $25 billion in a January private fundraising round, more than doubling its valuation.
Although the company left the Canadian market in March, Revolut now aims to roll out the full version of its app in Canada in 2022.
Razorpay raises $160 million at $3 billion valuation, plans for more acquisitions (BUSINESS INSIDER)
Razorpay has raised $160 million in a series E round of funding led by existing investors Sequoia Capital and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.
Chargebee, a subscription billing and revenue management platform, is valued $1.4 billion following a $125 million Series G.
Buy now, pay later startup Affirm is looking to acquisitions to gain an edge over its competitors.
Lendify has been bought out, reportedly weighed down by the cost of being a non-bank lender and the departure of its founders.
Behind bitcoin’s recent slide: imploding bets and forced liquidations (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Bitcoin’s rally appears to be running out of steam, at least for now. There was also a second crypto collapse in Turkey, prompting the country’s financial crimes watchdog to open a probe.
Formerly known as Libra, the Facebook-backed digital currency project faced strong opposition from regulators and lost several key backers and executives. This news comes as Venmo also said it has started allowing users to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies on its app.
How payment processor Stripe became Silicon Valley’s hottest startup (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Stripe has turned a humdrum business — helping companies accept credit-card payments — into a blockbuster valuation.
Despite small decline in deals, Waterloo Region remained a healthy startup ecosystem in 2020 (BETAKIT)
Waterloo Region startups raised $689.6 million for all of 2020 — up 107 percent over 2019. An additional report from Hockeystick also indicated a potential investing gap for BC’s early-stage startups.