S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Recipe for SaaS success


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Shopify launches Exchange marketplace to help merchants sell their businesses(BETAKIT)

Shopify is currently listing businesses selling for up to $650,000 USD.

EaseCentral raises Series A funding of $6.5 million(HRTECHNOLOGIST)

EaseCentral, a cloud-based benefits enrollment and core HR platform for insurance brokers and employers, raised the round from Propel Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors.

Ontario gives $1.5 million to Carrot Rewards app, celebrates 200,000 users(BETAKIT)

Carrot Rewards launched in 2016 in British Columbia, with funding from the federal government and the province of BC.

InTurn, the SaaS platform connecting brands and retailers, raises $22.5 million(BIZJOURNALS)

B Capital Group, the firm founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, led the round.

Nelson acquires Edusight’s technology(BETAKIT)

Nelson says that Edusight’s technology adds to its growing ecosystem of online learning content and tools.

Cloud computing startup Minjar raises funding from Blume Ventures, others(INC42)

Minjar, which didn’t disclose the amount of funding, has developed an intelligent cloud operations platform that acts as a virtual cloud engineer to reduce the human effort involved in day-to-day cloud operations.

Following nearly $1 million raise, GoBumpFree launches travel platform for airline employees(BETAKIT)

GoBumpFree allows airline employees to book last-minute hotel rooms and instantly cancel if required.

Construction tech start-up Assignar raises $3 million Series A growth funding round(ANTHILL)

The round was led by the Australian VC firm Our Innovation Fund, LP (OIF).

Lifesize’s recipe for SaaS success? ‘Smother customers with love’(DIGINOMICA)

Videoconferencing vendor Lifesize has transformed from product to SaaS and says its recipe for SaaS success is helping customers succeed.

Ask The Doctor reaches major milestone of 250,000 doctors on platform(BETAKIT)

The company also reached a milestone of helping over 5 million people worldwide connect with a doctor this year.


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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