S|W: The SaaS Weekly – A day with Shopify

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Shopify launching A Day with Shopify conference in five cities, including Vancouver(BETAKIT)

The conference gives attendees a chance to network with Shopify’s partners and employees.

When is the right time to Scale your SaaS startup?(VOICEOFTHENORTH)

If you are a SaaS startup with a focus on workflow process, sales is key to your survival, and so you need to show not only yourself, but your future investors, how the future looks like.

Salesforce announces $50 million fund to invest in cloud consulting startups(TECHCRUNCH)

The corporate venture arm is making a special effort to finance companies that are synergistic to the tech giant’s business.

TouchBistro raises $16.3 million Series C to continue North American expansion(BETAKIT)

The company said that in the last year, it has grown its MRR by 150 percent.

The 7 most likeable SaaS CEOs (TALKINCLOUD)

Owler has released its 2017 Owler National Likeability Study which evaluates how well liked CEOs are relative to their peers.

SaaS North returns to build up Canada’s SaaS community(BETAKIT)

SaaS North is expected to attract 1,200 attendees and 400 companies.

eVisit raises $2M in early stage funding(FINSMES)

The telehealth software company raised the funds from Kickstart Seed Fund, Arizona Founders Fund, and angel investor Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger Grills.

Practice Ignition raises AU$5 million Series A funding from leading VC firms and investors(ANTHILLONLINE)

Practice Ignition, an automated SaaS platform for accountants, raised the round from Microequities Venture Capital Fund, with participation from Black Sheep Capital, Right Click Capital and other existing investors.

Alongside leads Branham Group’s list of top 25 up-and-coming Canadian companies(BETAKIT)

Shopify was recognized as one of the top ICT companies in Canada.

How SaaS has helped shape the wellness industry(FORBES)

“Through SaaS platforms, the leading wellness providers are able to quickly create and deploy new wellness tools to their customers with very little risk and outlay,” said Anne Marie Kirby, founder and CEO of CoreHealth Technologies.

HeyOrca raises $2 million to build up US presence and double headcount(BETAKIT)

In total, HeyOrca, which allows agencies to generate visual mock-ups of social media content, has raised $2.65 million to date.

Logistics tech startup Loadshare raises first funding round from Matrix Partners(VCCIRCLE)

Loadshare plans to use the undisclosed funding to expand its team and build a tech platform for SMEs in the logistics space.

ProntoForms raises $4.5 million for automated workflow management platform(BETAKIT)

ProntoForms received the funding from Beacon Securities Limited and PI Financial Corp.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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