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BetaKit

Hootsuite raises $65 million from CIBC Innovation Banking

The financing will help Hootsuite expand its solution into industries like government and healthcare.


techcrunch

Airtable raises $52M to give non-coders tools to build complex software

The funding comes from CRV and Caffeinated Capital, with participation from Freestyle Ventures and Slow Ventures.


betakit

Harbr raises $1.75 million to help construction companies predict their schedule

The startup announced the launch of its real-time construction scheduling product.


yourstory

Salesforce targets Indian SMBs with Essentials, a suite of intelligent apps

Salesforce says Essentials will future-proof businesses in the rapidly evolving digital environment, and allow them to work smarter, faster, and focus on customers.


techcrunch

Cloudflare is giving developers programmable access to the network edge with new service

Cloudflare announced Cloudflare Workers, a service that enables developers to write code to execute directly at the edge of the Cloudflare network.


betakit

Uber to inform all Canadian drivers and passengers affected by 2016 privacy breach

Uber said that while the company disagrees with the privacy commissioner’s ruling, it will comply with the decision.


siliconANGLE

Zscaler’s shares soar as it raises $192M in 2018’s first major tech IPO

The activity on Zscaler could point to a bullish moment for security startups, and potentially public listings for tech companies in general — as well as some pent-up demand in a climate that has been somewhat dry for big tech IPOs after some notable flops.


betakit

Showpass receives undisclosed investment from BDC

Showpass’ platform allows its users to check out directly on their website, offer merchandise add-ons with tickets, and scan tickets at POS.


venturebeat

Dropbox sets IPO price range of $16 to $18 per share for possible $7 billion valuation

Dropbox also revealed that it had sold $100 million worth of stock to Salesforce Ventures in a private transaction. Those shares will be sold at the final IPO price and will be subject to a lockup period.


techcrunch

Strix Leviathan raises $1.625M for its enterprise crypto trading platform

The seed round was led by Joe Montana’s Liquid 2 Ventures. Other investors include Founders’ Co-op, Future Perfect Ventures and 9Mile Labs.


saas

How quantitative research helped LogoDog increase their conversion rate by 240%

No matter how well your organization runs, there will always be room for improvement in some way, shape, or form.



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Amira Zubairi

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.