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GoWrench raises $525,000 for at-home mechanic service platform (BETAKIT)
GoWrench is currently available in over 45 cities across Canada, predominantly in Ontario and British Columbia.
Squarefoot raises $7M to give offices an easier way to find space (TECHCRUNCH)
The funding round was led by Rosecliff Ventures, with RRE Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, Armory Square Ventures, and others participating.
Wonolo raises $13M in Series B financing (FINSMES)
Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform enabling businesses to fill their immediate labor needs, raised the funding from Sequoia Capital, with participation from other investors.
SaaS security: Beyond the app (COMPUTERWORLD)
In addition to looking at the app itself, you should check out what your SaaS provider (or others) say about their infrastructure and understand whether they also appear to be good SaaS cybersecurity citizens.
Voicera scoops up AI note-taking app Wrappup (TECHCRUNCH)
Wrappup CEO Rami Salman said the companies’ combined “tech stack and AI algorithms more accurately identify and summarize important moments from all your meetings, regardless of where they are held.”
Magnet Forensics partners with Child Rescue Coalition to combat child exploitation (BETAKIT)
As part of the partnership, Magnet Forensics will provide a multi-year donation to help fund CRC’s operations.
Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses(TECHCRUNCH)
Drift, a provider of a conversational marketing and sales platform, raised the funding from Sequoia Capital, with participation from previous investors CRV and General Catalyst.
Visual software testing startup Applitools raises $31 million (CTECH)
Applitools’ software mimics the way the human eye and brain perceive visual information to monitor the visual aspects of web and mobile apps.
Singapore’s Dexecure raises US$762K in seed funding to help speed up sites by 40% (E27)
The SaaS startup raised the funding from Cocoon Capital and Walden International.