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BetaKit

Shopify taps Colin Bodell as VP engineering for Shopify Plus

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


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

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.


TechCrunch

Field management software startup Workiz raises $5 million Series A

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.


BetaKit

FreshBooks to open first international office

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


TechCrunch

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

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

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


BetaKit

Shopify quarterly revenue growth slows as company hits million merchants

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

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


BetaKit

League receives strategic investment from Workday Ventures

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


TechCrunch

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

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


BetaKit

SaaS North conference returns to Ottawa for its fourth year

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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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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