S|W: The SaaS Weekly – A big quarter for the Big 3

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Shopify taps Colin Bodell as VP engineering for Shopify Plus(BETAKIT)

E-commerce company Shopify has announced Colin Bodell will join as the company’s new vice president of engineering for Shopify Plus.


How Capital One’s Digital for Good program tripled the number of charities it will empower with tech(BETAKIT)

74 percent of Canadian charities feel like the tech gap is harming their success. Here’s how Capital One Canada is hoping to change that.

Field management software startup Workiz raises $5 million Series A(TECHCRUNCH)

The company announced the launch of Workiz Voice, an Amazon Alexa-powered feature that allows the app to be controlled with voice commands, making it safer to use while field service workers are driving.

FreshBooks to open first international office(BETAKIT)

Cloud-accounting software FreshBooks has announced plans to open its first international office, to be stationed in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Big 3 cloud infrastructure earnings reach almost $22B this quarter(TECHCRUNCH)

Consider that based on last year’s earnings reports that revenue has grown from around $16 billion to around $22 billion in just one year for these Big 3.

Agritech startup Fasal rakes in $1.6 Mn investment to scale up AI(INC42)

The IoT-SaaS startup will use the funding to build AI capabilities for each of its horticulture value chain.

Shopify quarterly revenue growth slows as company hits million merchants(BETAKIT)

Shopify has released its Q3 2019 financial results, which ended September 30, 2019. The company is reporting total revenues of $390.6 million USD.

Ad-blocking startup Namogoo raises $40 million(CTECH)

Namogoo offers websites and online businesses a service that blocks unauthorized ads and distracting content that may disrupt customer experience and engagement.

League receives strategic investment from Workday Ventures(BETAKIT)

League has received a strategic investment from Workday Ventures and will partner with Workday as a software partner.

Datameer announces $40M investment as it pivots away from Hadoop roots(TECHCRUNCH)

Datameer, the company that was born as a data prep startup on top of the open-source Hadoop project, announced a $40 million investment.

SaaS North conference returns to Ottawa for its fourth year(BETAKIT)

SaaS North is expected to host over 1,750 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, and executives from around 600 companies, according to its organizers.

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