S|W: The SaaS Weekly – A Unicorn lost in the Valley

The SaaS Weekly is a weekly newsletter covering major SaaS news from Canada and around the globe.

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BetaKit

Bus.com closes $19.6 million CAD Series B to recruit new talent

Montreal-based Bus.com, an online platform for bus rentals, has raised a $19.6 million CAD round of funding.



TechCrunch

Enterprise SaaS revenue hits $100 billion run rate, led by Microsoft and Salesforce

In its most recent report, Synergy Research found that enterprise SaaS revenue passed the $100 billion run rate this quarter.


New York Times

A unicorn lost in the Valley, Evernote blows up the ‘fail fast’ gospel

In Silicon Valley, the idea that most start-ups won’t make it to a splashy public offering or acquisition is not just understood, but embraced.


BetaKit

Wattpad’s Seema Lakhani promoted to chief product officer

Wattpad, a platform for readers and writers to find and post original stories, has announced that Seema Lakhani has been promoted to chief product officer from her previous role as head of product.


TechCrunch

Orderful nabs $10 million from A16Z to modernize the B2B supply chain network

Orderful, which aims to modernize supply chain management through an API-based cloud service, has raised a $10 million Series A from Andreessen Horowitz.


BetaKit

Blockchain API Defuse raises $4.5 million CAD in oversubscribed funding

Dfuse, which aims to help web developers build high-performing applications through blockchain, has raised a $4.5 million CAD oversubscribed Seed round.


Venture Beat

Showpad raises $70 million for cloud-based sales tools

The infusion of capital comes after a stellar year for Showpad, which saw year-over-year growth in the US top 150% and worldwide growth exceed 90%.


Foodles raises another $10 million for its cloud canteen

French startup Foodles is raising a $10 million funding round. The company provides canteen-like services using connected fridges and daily deliveries.


BetaKit

Fellow.app closes $8.58 million CAD to scale co-pilot tool for managers

After beta testing with Shopify, Fellow.app has signed on the e-commerce giant as its first official customer.


TechCrunch

Snowflake co-founder and president of product Benoit Dageville is coming to TC Sessions: Enterprise

When it comes to a cloud success story, Snowflake checks all the boxes. It’s a SaaS product going after industry giants.



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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.