S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Revenue speed bumps

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TouchBistro raises $17 million Series B to expand sales and marketing team(BETAKIT)

The round was led by the BDC IT Venture Fund — a fund launched in February — with participation from new investors Round13 Capital and Huff Capital, and existing investors Relay Ventures and Kensington Capital Partners.

3 Speed Bumps to Startup Revenue — And How to Avoid Them(MEDIUM)

I’ve found the same speed bumps to revenue growth in BIG companies that I have found small ones. The big difference? Small companies are agile enough to move and change quickly. (sponsored)

360insights CEO says you don’t have to be in Toronto or Vancouver to grow a strong tech company(BETAKIT)

Atkins started 360insights in Whitby, Ontario, a town that is not generally highlighted among Canada’s innovative hubs like Waterloo, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Five important lessons for SaaS tech startups(FORBES)

The SaaS landscape is constantly changing, and you can learn a lot of interesting things by performing experiments as well as watching how other SaaS vendors develop, market and sell their products.

A conversation with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr(LAWTRADES)

The founder of two successful startups, Jason is now a Venture Capitalist and just raised a fund of $70 million based on his famous SaaStr brand.

SaaS optimization platform Zylo secures $3.3M in seed funding(ZYLO)

Zylo will use the funds to grow its sales, marketing and engineering workforce, as well as expand its platform, which provides insights into spend, utilization and user feedback for companies’ SaaS subscriptions.

Lightspeed hires associate partner with a focus on SaaS investments(VENTUREBEAT)

Lightspeed Venture Partners announced today that it has brought on board Ansaf Kareem as its newest associate partner. In this role, he’ll be focused on software as a service (SaaS) investments, such as those in marketplaces and the financial space.

Report: IT pros hungry for SaaS apps, but have no plan (or budget) to secure them(TALKINCLOUD)

SaaS applications are systematically taking over enterprise IT, but the process is not going smoothly for everyone.

Two Canadian startups land a spot at Google Demo Day Women’s Edition(BETAKIT)

At Google’s Demo Day, which will be held on Nov. 2, P&P Optica, Ask-Pam and ten other female-led startups from other countries will head to the Valley to pitch their businesses to investors, venture capitalists, and judges at the Google Headquarters.

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