S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Drop vs. Box, Oracle vs. Everybody

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ScribbleLive lays off 40 more staff, reportedly shutting down European offices (BETAKIT)

ScribbleLive had previously laid off 27 employees worldwide in March.

Rimini Street to offer Salesforce third party support in SaaS expansion (ZDNET)

The real shocker–at least based on Rimini Street’s history battling Oracle–is that the support provider and Salesforce are partners in the effort.

HubSpot adds customer service tools to its marketing platform (TECHCRUNCH)

The new tool, called the Service Hub, includes a universal inbox for all your customer communications, a bot-builder to automate some of those customer interactions, tools for building a company knowledge base, tools for creating surveys, and a dashboard to track how your service team is doing.

A quick pre-scale marketing audit for SaaS startups (LSPARK)

In a SaaS company, strengthening your business’ foundation is critical before you pour time, effort, and resource into marketing. There’s no point in generating a lot of noise and hype if you’re sending prospects to a website that hasn’t been optimized to capture them and begin the relationship-building process.

Google acquires enterprise cloud migration specialist Velostrata (ZDNET)

Google says the deal will help enterprise clients migrate large-scale VM systems and workloads.

Unito.io closes $2 million seed round (BETAKIT)

Unito.io syncs a company’s to-do lists and all of the context around them — such as assignees, attachments, comments, and due dates — across different tools used to manage team task lists, such as Asana, Jira, Trello, and GitHub.

Tame wants to bring order to conference and event planning chaos (TECHCRUNCH)

Tame, a self-proclaimed “design-driven” tech startup, is on a mission to “solve the chaos of event planning.”

Dropbox vs. Box: The story of enterprise SaaS multiples (FORBES)

The Dropbox IPO on March 23 was big news, as the market welcomed the newcomer with a 35% surge on its first day of trading. While the IPO was a success, there remains some skepticism about the valuation, especially when compared to Box, Dropbox’s closest peer.

Targetprocess raises $5M in Series A funding (FINSMES)

Targetprocess, a visual management platform for Agile teams and organizations, raised the funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Zubr Capital.

How to secure SaaS: Understanding the cloud’s security layers (INFOWORLD)

Because of gaps across cloud systems, too often user data is stored in unencrypted stores, including caches on internal networks, that can be easily viewed.


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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