S|W: The SaaS Weekly – More than monthly subscriptions


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Intellitix Technologies acquires majority stake in event management platform CrowdBlink

Cashless payment specialist Intellitix Technologies has acquired a majority stake in Edmonton-based CrowdBlink, an event management platform company.


Finance’s Guide to Automating Your Subscription Business(SAGE)

With the subscription economy, you’re focusing on longer-term customer relationships vs. transactions. And that means downstream complexity with billing, revenue recognition, forecasting, and SaaS metrics.

Download this eBook to learn more about automating your subscription business, accelerating the quote-to-cash cycle, and the five steps you can take better manage your financials.

Shipamax scores $7M Series A to digitise the logistics back-office(TECHCRUNCH)

Shipamax, the London-based startup and YC graduate that is helping freight forwarders and other logistics companies automate their back-office processes, has raised $7 million.

SaaS is about more than monthly subscriptions(ITPRO)

Unless you’re providing regular support and wider platform options, you’re just fleecing customers on a monthly basis.

TextNow inks nationwide talk & text plan deal in US, as CRTC set to review Canadian MVNO practices(BETAKIT)

TextNow, the Waterloo-based free text and phone service startup, announced it is now able to offer a free nationwide talk and text plan in the US.

Email platform Front raises $59 million from workplace collaboration alliance(VENTUREBEAT)

Rather than being led by venture capital firms, the San Francisco-based company cobbled together a consortium of entrepreneurs who are also focused on defining the future of work.

Verkada raises $80M at $1.6B to be every building’s security OS(TECHCRUNCH)

The plan was to keep data secure yet accessible and train its cameras to take clearer photos when AI detects suspicious situations instead of just grainy video.

Today in funding: Contxtful, Lexop(BETAKIT)

Two Canadian startups have raised fresh funding rounds. Here’s the latest on who raised how much, from whom, and what they’ll be putting the new funds toward.

Nigerian-founded trucking startup, CloudTrucks raises $6.1 million to help increase revenue for truckers in the United States(TECHNEXT)

Trucking business is big business and at the root of every economy. A Nigerian, Tobenna Arodiogbu has launched CloudTrucks to meet the core needs of truckers in the United States.

Salesforce Stock: SaaS juggernaut must evolve(FORBES)

The question Salesforce must answer, especially in the aftermath of large acquisitions, is if the company can reinvent itself to capture more of the addressable market.

Mural raises $23M Series A after history of capital-efficient growth(TECHCRUNCH)

How did the company raise 10 times its prior total in one round, and why did it pursue so much money in a single shot?

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