S|W: The SaaS Weekly – How to understand and reduce SaaS churn

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BetaKit

Toronto-based Proptech Lane raises $2.5 million Seed round led by Alate Partners

Lane, a Toronto-based Proptech company offering a communication platform for landlords and tenants, has raised $2.5 million in a Seed round led by real estate tech-focused firm Alate Partners.


Dell Technologies World, Day 3 – Technology’s role in making people happy, an interview with Joshua Jackson, and more

We got a chance to speak with Dell EMC’s new Canadian channel chief and the co-founders of Liquid Media Group, an integrated global studio based in Vancouver, on Day 3 of Dell Technologies World.


TechCrunch

Tutor House, the UK-based tutoring platform, scores £2M from Fuel Ventures

Tutor House, a U.K.-based startup that operates a marketplace to let parents find an online or in-person tutor for their children, has raised £2 million in funding.


BetaKit

Slack to go public June 20 via direct listing, releases preliminary estimates for Q1

Slack has announced that it plans to go public on June 20, and has also disclosed its estimated preliminary financial results for Q1 of 2019.


Forbes

Building a SaaS team: Why inaction matters more than anything else

It is very easy to over-act as a young, inexperienced founder. You’ve got no experience, you’ve never built and scaled a company, you’ve never managed others. It’s leap of faith after leap of faith.


BetaKit

Halifax-based Tranquility Online launches mental health platform

Tranquility Online, based out of Halifax, is launching its first online mental health platform for Canadians.


YourStory

SaaS startup LeadSquared raises $3M in Series A funding from Stakeboat Capital for global expansion

Bengaluru-based sales execution, automation and predictive analytics platform, LeadSquared, has raised $3 million in series A funding from Stakeboat Capital.


TechCrunch

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores €80M Series E

DocPlanner, the Poland-founded healthcare booking platform that now processes 1.5 million bookings every month globally, has closed €80 million in Series E financing.


Tech Startups

Exabeam raises $75 million to advance SIEM cybersecurity

The Tealium Universal Data Hub is the industry’s most trusted approach to collect and deliver customer data.


BetaKit

Halifax-based SalesRight receives $250,000 in pre-seed funding

SalesRight said the new funding will allow the company to expand its team in order to accelerate growth.


VentureBeat

A practical guide to understanding and reducing SaaS churn

Early stage startups often don’t really know what churn looks like. They’re still experiencing the law of small numbers, with few customers that have gone through a renewal cycle.



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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.