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Victoria-based Redbrick acquires website-building startup Leadpages

Victoria-based Redbrick, which acquires and builds innovative digital companies, has acquired Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Leadpages.


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General Catalyst’s Quentin Clark gets specific on SaaS, cloud maturity and startup valuations

General Catalyst isn’t slowing down, taking part in ten known rounds so far in 2020, including Karius’s Series B, Fastforward.ai’s Seed round and Nova Credit’s Series B.


Frontline Ventures targets US tech companies with new $80m fund

Dublin and London-based venture capital firm Frontline Ventures has unveiled a new $80 million (€72 million) fund to help US software companies expanding into Europe.


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Lightspeed hires company’s first chief people officer to help with international expansion

Montreal-based point-of-sale and e-commerce company Lightspeed has appointed Marty Reaume as its first chief people officer (CPO).


Zoho offers free SaaS apps to combat coronavirus spread

Zoho has announced it is making available for free a bundle of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications dubbed Remotely through July 1.


BetaKit

Montreal’s nGUVU acquired by customer experience software company Genesys

nGUVU, a Montreal-based tech startup, has been acquired by Genesys, a United States-based software company that focuses on customer experience software.


TechCrunch

$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100

It will return some of its $75.5 million in funding to investors, including Series B lead Andreessen Horowitz. The separate Atrium law firm will continue to operate.


How SaaS startup FourKites went on to raise $101.5M in 6 years by helping brands track and manage freight

Chicago-based FourKites is an enterprise SaaS platform that combines machine learning with real-time data to help clients lower operating costs and improve performance.


BetaKit

Collision cancels 2020 in-person conference over COVID-19 fears

Collision, the major North American tech conference, announced on Friday that it has decided to cancel the event over concerns for COVID-19.


SaaSOps: The future of enterprise SaaS

Managing and securing a company’s SaaS application stack today extends beyond technology and has sparked a new movement in enterprise IT: SaaSOps.


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Ten things worth reading on International Women’s Day

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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.