S|W: The SaaS Weekly – A question of economics


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mCloud Technologies, MediaValet, VersaPay among TSX 2020 Venture 50(BETAKIT)

TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) has released the list of its top 50 performing companies, as part of its 2020 Venture 50 event.


Managing SaaS Metrics Throughout the Company Growth Life-cycle(SAGE)

Fast growth requires fast decisions made with the right information. But SaaS companies face more challenges. What if you could easily capture and instantly access the detailed metrics you need, right when you need them? What if these metrics shed light on the pitfalls and opportunities ahead, as well as the root causes of performance trends? Learn about the key metrics needed to fully understand organizational health and determine the best ways to optimize your business to scale.

Do AI startups have worse economics than SaaS shops?(TECHCRUNCH)

Core to the argument presented is that while founders and investors are wagering “that AI businesses will resemble traditional software companies,” the well-known venture firm is “not so sure.”

Whatfix raises $32M in Series C funding to drive digital adoption of enterprise apps(TECHSTARTUPS)

Whatfix plans to use the fresh capital infusion to drive product development and to address the growing demands for DAS by accelerating the company’s expansion into markets such as Europe and Australia.

Briza raises $3 million CAD as it looks to revolutionize commercial insurance(BETAKIT)

Briza, an insurance-as-a-service startup based in Toronto, has raised $3 million CAD ($2.3 million USD) in seed financing.

DigitalOcean raises $100M in debt as it scales toward revenue of $300M, profitability(TECHCRUNCH)

The company’s nearly $200 million debt raise in 2016 was preceded by an $83 million Series B in 2015.

Today in hires: General Fusion snags Hootsuite CFO, Accenture hires Alberta managing director(BETAKIT)

Two tech organizations have recently announced new members to their teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining, and what they bring to the table.

How to improve your SaaS customer support(BUSINESS2COMMUNITY)

There is a high demand for excellent customer support in the SaaS industry. However, many SaaS providers face significant difficulties with their customer support.

Talking cybersecurity, SaaS and early-stage valuations with ForgePoint Capital(TECHCRUNCH)

The new vehicle, inventively named Fund II, will mostly focus on early-stage companies in the cybersecurity space.

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