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BetaKit

Janice Sousa named travel startup Groupdesk’s CEO

Toronto-based Groupdesk, a B2B SaaS company focused on group travel, has announced that Janice Sousa will join the company as co-founder and CEO to expand the company’s client portfolio.



Microsoft leads SaaS market, but others grab a slice

Though the lion’s share of the enterprise SaaS market belongs to Microsoft, Synergy notes that the market is fragmented. Each vendor has a segment it leads.


BetaKit

CIRA partners with Beauceron to launch cybersecurity training platform

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has partnered with Fredericton-based Beauceron Security to launch a new cybersecurity training and awareness platform.


TechCrunch

Klaus, the ‘conversation review’ tool for support teams, picks up $1.9M seed

Described as a “conversation review and QA tool for support teams,” Klaus is designed to help companies improve the quality of customer service.


Belgian startup Unifly raises €17 million for its drone traffic management software

The global market potential for commercial use of drones is estimated to be more than $127 billion – however the growing deployment of drones gives rise to predictable challenges.


TechCrunch

Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data

Even as much of the world is digitizing its governance, in small towns and villages of India, data about its citizens is still being largely logged on long and thick notebooks.


BetaKit

AlayaCare raises $51 million CAD to scale homecare provider platform

Montreal-based AlayaCare, which provides AI-powered cloud software for homecare providers, has raised a $51 million CAD Series C round.


TechCrunch

Software development analytics platform Sourced launches an enterprise edition

To date, the company has raised $10 million from First VC, Heartcore Capital, Xavier Niel and others.


Survey: how healthcare deploys Software as a Service (SaaS) apps

While there are many costs, security, and scalability benefits with SaaS solutions, challenges still arise when the time comes to roll out to end users.


BetaKit

Shawn Cadeau, Sara Cooper join Jobber’s executive team

Jobber, an Edmonton-founded SaaS company with a platform built for growing home service businesses, has announced it is adding Shawn Cadeau and Sara Cooper to its executive team.



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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.