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BetaKit

Shopify cancels annual developer conference Unite amid concerns over COVID-19

On Friday, Shopify announced it is cancelling the “in-person elements” of Shopify Unite, its annual conference for partners and developers.


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TechCrunch

VC firm Oxx says SaaS startups should avoid high-risk growth models

“The companies that best meet their customers’ needs always end up winning.”


Microsoft launches scale-up programme for B2B SaaS startups in India

Microsoft has rolled out a first-of-its-kind initiative for early-stage enterprise startups in India. Here’s what it entails.


BetaKit

Inside Planswell’s messy relaunch, three months after bankruptcy

Documents obtained by BetaKit trace a path from Planswell Holdings to a relaunch under Planswell Corp., a journey involving Planswell co-founders, Carrot Insights, and Optimity.


SambaNova Systems raises $250 million for software-defined AI hardware

SambaNova’s products — and its customers, for that matter — remain largely under lock and key, but the company previously revealed it’s developing “software-defined” devices inspired by DARPA-funded research in efficient AI processing.


The benefits Of SaaS for managing cloud security threats

The shift towards SaaS brings several clear benefits for securing cloud and multicloud deployments. Let’s take a look at what those are.


BetaKit

Today in healthtech: Cyclica case study validates platform, RBC acquires Dr. Bill

Two healthtech companies have made announcements on the growth of their firms, announcing new partnerships and key milestones. Here’s the latest on these company updates.


TechCrunch

SaaS earnings bump Dropbox, Box and Sprout Social

Their results are worth unpacking as they paint a good picture of what the markets are hunting for in modern software companies.


Cioplenu, the SaaS for ‘deskless’ staff on the manufacturing ground, raises €4.2M seed

Cioplenu, an Augsburg-based startup that’s constructing what it dubs an “working system” for the manufacturing ground, has raised €4.2M in seed financing.



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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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