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Collage raises $5 million from Diagram to sate insurance industry’s appetite for digital solutions

Collage will use the funding to continue development of its all-in-one HR platform and pursue insurance partnerships.

Talkin' Cloud

Email delivery platform Mailgun spins out from Rackspace, raises $50M in financing

This financing round was led by Turn/River Capital with participation from Scaleworks and Rackspace. The funding will help accelerate Mailgun’s product roadmap and expand customer support.


Finaeo beta launches digital assistance platform for insurance advisors

Finaeo said its platform provides insurance advisors with an AI-enabled digital assistant and sales coach informing advisors of upsell and cross-sell opportunities.


Small businesses are embracing SaaS for cloud deployments, survey says

Almost every SMB is expected to have launched at least one Software as a Service cloud application by the end of 2017, according to a Techaisle survey.


Hootsuite acquires New York-based LiftMetrix to help customers measure social marketing ROI

This marks Hootsuite’s second acquisition this month.


Sofdesk raises CDN$3M in Series A funding

Sofdesk, provider of a sales acceleration platform, has received the funding from EnerTech Capital and BDC Venture Capital.


Flash forward to SaaS success

SaaS providers are looking for smarter storage solutions to serve as the foundation of their application stack.


Roadmunk raises $1.5 million to help companies visualize their product roadmap

The round was co-led by Golden Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Garage Capital. BDC Capital, which previously invested in the company, also participated in the round.

Silicon Republic

153 SaaS jobs announced for Dublin in four companies

The companies PressReader, Looker, ThinkSmart, and ArtofUs will be moving operations to Dublin from North America and Europe, creating 153 jobs in the process.


AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, raises $26 million from Microsoft, Qualcomm, others

The Series B round was co-led by Microsoft Ventures, with participation form Qualcomm Ventures, Airbus Ventures, Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, General Catalyst, and Lux Capital.


Absolute launches new product and appoints new VP of sales

Absolute has launched Application Persistence, a new product meant to help IT and security leaders with endpoint management.

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.