S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Leveling up the cloud

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Echosec helping security teams search the dark web (BETAKIT)

Beacon aims to help security teams and public safety professionals find critical information from the dark web securely, through a user’s standard web browser.

PubNub raises $23 million to power data streams for real-time apps and IoT devices (VENTUREBEAT)

The San Francisco-based company claims that it delivers twice as many messages each day as Twitter, Snapchat, and the global SMS network combined.

Erin Bury named CEO of Willful

LinkedIn released its list of the ‘2019 LinkedIn Top Companies’ in Canada, and Shopify was the only Canadian tech company to make the cut.

Kabbage raises a record $700 million in debt for its SMB loans platform (TECHCRUNCH)

The pace is accelerating for Kabbage: it loaned out $2 billion in 2018 and has already loaned out $600 million so far this year.

British beauty industry booking startup Shedul raises $20 million at a $105 million valuation (TECH.EU)

The company, which has customers in 120 countries with a focus on the markets of the US, the UK, Australia and Canada, stated that its SaaS platform currently facilitates 8 million appointments every month.

Toronto-founded PagerDuty goes public, sees stocks jump in market debut (BETAKIT)

The company was founded in Toronto by three Canadian engineers. Alex Solomon is the only co-founder who is still with PagerDuty, and operates as CTO of the company.

Salesforce and Google want to build a smarter customer service experience (TECHCRUNCH)

The companies believe that by bringing these two types of data together, they can surface relevant information in real time to help the agent give the best answer.

HiMama raises $7.25 million CAD Series A to expand child care software (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based HiMama announced that it has raised a $7.5 million Series A funding round, as it looks to expand its child care software to address an under-resourced community.

Personio acquires Spanish payroll startup Rollbox (TECHCRUNCH)

German HR and recruiting platform Personio is announcing it has acquired Rollbox, the Spanish startup that offers an API-based payroll solution.


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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