S|W: The SaaS Weekly – SaaS is the future of advertising

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Naborly announces international credit data partnership with Equifax Canada(BETAKIT)

The deal gives Naborly access to Equifax’s credit data across Canada, and provide services to new market segments like small property management firms and landlords.

Mark Cuban leads $1.5 million round in SaaS management tool Meta SaaS(VENTUREBEAT)

Other investors joining the seed round included Barracuda Networks, Capital Factory, Deep Space Ventures, GPG Ventures, and several angel investors.

SaaS assists in differentiating insurers(ITWEB)

The increasingly competitive insurance market is driving organisations to innovate faster than ever. SaaS becomes a vital element of this if implemented correctly, according to Stuart Blyth, director at SilverBridge.

Hootsuite partners with New York-based Actiance to build compliance solution for financial service companies(BETAKIT)

Actiance will partner with Hootsuite to keep companies’ social communication compliant with mandates set by regulatory bodies.

Work management startup Smartsheet raises $52.1 million, claims a $852M valuation(VENTUREBEAT)

The round was led by Insight Venture Partners.

Seven tips for staying safe in the cloud(ITPROPORTAL)

Do you know what it looks like to stay safe in the cloud – especially when it comes to using SaaS software and other solutions?

1Password adds travel mode feature to protect data from border agents(BETAKIT)

When the user then turns on travel mode, every password vault that isn’t marked “safe for travel” will be removed from their mobile device.

The future of advertising is nothing but SaaS(FORBES)

Adtech suppliers are now making a change that other tech firms did some years back — pivoting toward software-as-a-service.

Payment Rails appoints ex-Google executive as chief revenue officer(BETAKIT)

As CRO, Justin Reid will be responsible for managing sales, growth, and channel partnerships.

How SaaS startup Whatfix grew to 200+ customers with its performance support platform(INC42)

Whatfix raised a seed round in 2014 from Helion Ventures and a Series A round from Helion and Stellaris Venture Partners more recently in April 2017.

Cloud DX named BNN’s Top Disruptor(BETAKIT)

“Our major focus is [that] we want to switch towards a heavy focus on artificial intelligence,” said Cloud DX co-founder Sonny Kohli.


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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