S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Hootsuite’s buying spree continues

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Hootsuite acquires Naritiv’s Snapchat analytics solution, opens LA office(BETAKIT)

This is the Vancouver-based company’s third acquisition in six weeks.

Italy’s MotorK, a company that offers digital services to the automotive industry, raises $10M(TECHCRUNCH)

The round was led by 83North, with participation from Zobito, a Swedish private equity and VC firm.

Vidyard opens Vancouver office, announces plans to grow sales team(BETAKIT)

Vidyard is looking for business development representatives and account executives for the new Vancouver office.

Dublin’s Glofox raises €2m from top SaaS investors(SILICONREPUBLIC)

Glofox, a fitness management platform for gym owners, raised the funds from Notion Capital, Partech Ventures, Tribal.vc, and Enterprise Ireland.

Exclusive: Hiring startup PMaps Assessment raises angel funding(VCCIRCLE)

The investment was led by angel investor Shubhangi Jadhav, PMaps’ co-founder Tarvinder Kaur said without disclosing the investment amount.

With IBM partnership, SecureKey enters next phase of developing secure digital identity network(BETAKIT)

The network will make it easier for customers to securely verify their identity with IBM’s blockchain service.

Flipkart to raise $1 billion with plans for $1 billion more(BLOOMBERG)

The ecommerce platform’s funding was backed by Microsoft Corp., eBay, and Tencent Holdings.

CSF acquires Aerialink to enhance SaaS capabilities in text communications(YAHOO)

CSF acquired Aerialink to enhance its toll-free texting capabilities while adding text enablement for non-toll-free landline numbers, as well as the support of short codes and MMS picture messaging.

SaaS keeps SMBs and solopreneurs from falling behind in cloud(TALKINCLOUD)

While high-tech startups instigated the SaaS infrastructure revolution and primarily benefited from it, many mainstream small-and-medium-size businesses, sole proprietors and “mom-and-pop” retailers may feel like they got left behind by cloud computing.

Miovision launches IoT connectivity for Scout Platform(BETAKIT)

The new Scout Connected Adapter brings IoT connectivity to the Scout Platform, connecting Scout devices through cellular or WiFi networks to provide data on how roadways are used by vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.

A guide: How the rise of SaaS and cloud influences the modern data centre(CLOUDCOMPUTING)

Cloud delivery of enterprise applications is rapidly transforming the software industry, IT organisations, and the modern data centre

MobileLive and Traction on Demand named Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte(BETAKIT)

The designation from Deloitte awards companies for innovative, world-class business practices, distinctive culture, and sustained growth.


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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