S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Cloud sprawl

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Tulip Retail raises $50 million Series B from Kleiner Perkins(BETAKIT)

The company’s customers include Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, Frye Boots, Bonobos, and Toys “R” Us.

Cloud data management startup Druva raises $80M(TECHCRUNCH)

Druva, which provides backup and data protection for 4,000 business networks’ various endpoints, infrastructure & apps, raised the round from Riverwood Capital, with participation from previous backers.

Report: Cisco in approach to buy cloud-management firm Turbonomic(SEEKINGALPHA)

An acquisition of Turbonomic would help give Cisco an edge in automation technology over competitors like Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

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Skytap raises $45M for its enterprise cloud(TECHCRUNCH)

Skytap’s Series E funding round was led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, with participation from existing investors.

TimePlay raises $8 million Series A funding to expand movie theatre entertainment tech(BETAKIT)

Timeplay operates on over 725 screens at Cineplex theatres across the country.

How to bootstrap a SaaS startup with Tyson Quick, CEO at Instapage(FORBES)

Tyson Quick, founder of Instapage, went from moving to San Francisco and living in his car to being the CEO of a company pulling in $10 million in recurring revenue this year alone…without a single venture capital investor funding him.

SaaS startup EasyGov raises angel finding from Tata Trusts’ Social Alpha, Rajan Anandan, others(INC42)

EasyGov provides cloud services to improve efficiency in the delivery of government welfare schemes and services to citizens.

Screaming Power builds app to help City of Toronto monitor greenhouse gas emissions(BETAKIT)

With the app, seven different clouds were used to collect, display and analyze information for over 1,100 locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Microsoft launches a new archival storage option for Azure(TECHCRUNCH)

Microsoft has introduced in preview, Azure Archive Blob Storage, a new storage option for its Azure cloud computing platform that will give developers a cheaper alternative for the long-term storage of large amounts of archival data.


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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