S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Another round for Slack?

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BetaKit

CrowdRiff celebrates customer milestone as it pursues global expansion

The company said it has now has over 400 customers, which represents 600 percent growth since 2015.


techcrunch

Slack is raising $400M+ with a post-money valuation of $7B or more

At $400 million, this would make it Slack’s biggest round to date.


betakit

Event ticketing platform Picatic acquired by Eventbrite

Picatic’s co-founder and CEO Jayesh Parmar will join Eventbrite and continue to lead the Picatic team in Vancouver.


itproportal

How can Unified Access Management simplify the SaaS tsunami?

UAM solutions can help businesses securely manage access across the wealth of distributed applications used in their digital transformation efforts.


diginomica

Oracle introduces autonomous transaction processing database – pounds on AWS

Oracle’s latest autonomous database tool promises self-repairing, automated updates, and security patches and minutes or less of downtime a month.


techcrunch

Blissfully grabs $3.5 million seed investment to help companies get their SaaS in gear

The investment was led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, with participation from Hubspot, Founder Collective, and other unnamed pre-seed investors.


betakit

Relogix raises $1.4 million to help enterprises understand how employees use workspaces

Relogix plans to use the funding to hire additional software engineers.


techcrunch

Dropbox is crashing despite beating Wall Street expectations, announces COO Dennis Woodside is leaving

Dropbox is a public company with a nearly $14 billion valuation, and it once again showed Wall Street that it’s able to beat expectations with a now more robust enterprise business alongside its consumer roots.


recode

Has Snapchat already stopped growing?

Analysts think so.


techcrunch

Snapchat gets $250M investment from Saudi prince for 2.3%

Snap could be looking for more allies abroad as it’s seen weak international growth after years of neglecting the developing world and its Android app’s performance.


finsmes

Teamleader raises $22M in Series C funding round

Teamleader, which provides a SaaS platform for CRM, raised the funding from Keen Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Fortino Capital and Sage Capital, and new investor PMV.



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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.