S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Growth hacking like Slack

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SaaS North 2017

Canadian-founded LogDNA closes $9 million CAD Series A(BETAKIT)

Two Ryerson grads are seeing rapid growth and funding support from Skype and Reddit co-founders.

SAAS NORTH RECOMMENDS: 3 things to consider when planning an international event(THENEXTWEB)

“The little things matter: such as the schedule and flow of the event, food, beverage, hospitality. Visualize the full attendee customer journey from the moment they engage, to when they purchase, to arriving at the event, to experiencing the event. Every touch point makes an impression,” says Meena Sandhu, SAAS NORTH Conference Director.

Coconut Software closes $4.2 million Series A (BETAKIT)

The Saskatoon-based company provides an enterprise-scale appointment scheduling platform for companies with broad-facing customer interactions like telecoms or retail stores.

Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype(TECHCRUNCH)

It turns out the two companies are already connected, because Swiftype uses Elasticsearch for indexing and storing its search content.

Toronto-based Evercondo acquired by FRONTSTEPS(BETAKIT)

Since 1026, Evercondo has grown 300%, now supporting 600 condo associations in the US and Canada, making it a compelling acquisition target for FRONTSTEPS.


In four years, office chat app Slack has gone from zero to 4 million active daily users and a $4 billion valuation. 77% of the Fortune 100 are using Slack. How did they do it?

Solink raises $5 million for surveillance video auditing software(VCCIRCLE)

According to Solink, its software-based security solution uses video and data to automatically learn behaviour that leads to internal and external theft.

Lumo Interactive goes global with a SaaS platform for the event space(ITWORLDCANADA)

Lumo Interactive is the winner of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s Ingenious Award in the Small Private Sector category for 2017.

How Cloud-based SaaS can bring higher value in digital transformation for Financial Markets (FINEXTRA)

Major investments are being made to bring to market cloud-based SaaS solutions designed to address the specific needs of regulated financial market users.

New Salesforce And Google Partnership Shakes Up The Cloud Race(FORBES)

Salesforce and Google revealed plans to integrate Google’s G Suite with Salesforce’s core platform, an integration of Google Analytics into Salesforce’s marketing software and a mutual commitment to use each other’s products moving forward.


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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