S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Microsoft commits to GitHub

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Wattpad Studios grows LA presence with new director of content development and production (BETAKIT)

Wattpad announced that it has appointed Lindsey Ramey as Wattpad Studios’ director of content development and production.

Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5B in stock (TECHCRUNCH)

“GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Portland-area pet care startup Vetsource raises $50M from Bain Capital (GEEKWIRE)

Vetsource provides tools designed to improve compliance, enhance veterinary-client relationships, and support veterinary practices across the US.

500px announces distribution partnership with Getty Images (BETAKIT)

The partnership comes into effect on July 1, with 500px photos being available on Getty Images on that date.

Devo scores $25 million and a cool new name (TECHCRUNCH)

The Series C round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with the participation of Kibo Ventures.

CVCA launches revamped VC data platform with Hockeystick (BETAKIT)

For the CVCA, the platform means a less manual process to submit data, and a more intuitive interface for accessing data on investments, exits, and fundraising.

Workday buys talent management software startup Rallyteam (ZDNET)

Rallyteam’s platform uses machine learning to help companies better understand their workers.

Squiggle Park raises $800,000 to support mission of increasing children’s literacy (BETAKIT)

To date, Squiggle Park has raised $1.02 million.

Hotel management platform Mews closes €6m Series A (TECHCRUNCH)

The funding will be used to accelerate the business and open new offices around the world to support its global customer base.


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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