S|W: The SaaS Weekly – SaaSquatch hunting

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Hootsuite surpasses 15 million users as Slack hits $100M ARR(BETAKIT)

It’s a time for celebration for two Vancouver-based unicorns who, on the same day, announced that they’ve hit some major milestones.

How to build your SaaS company’s brand(VOICEOFTHENORTH)

Will Fraser, CEO and co-founder of Referral SaaSquatch discusses using a mythical figure to build his brand and more. (sponsored)

L-SPARK announces latest SaaS companies working to scale in its fall 2016 cohort(BETAKIT)

Through one-on-one mentorship, intensive SaaS workshops, and meeting with other SaaS entrepreneurs, the selected companies will focus on scaling customer traction and revenue.

What Apple stores teach SaaS products about user onboarding(TRYCHAMELEON)

The key lessons from brick-and-mortar expertise on how to engage new visitors.

SafetyCulture’s mobile safety management SaaS pulls in $23M Series B, led by Index(TECHCRUNCH)

While the Australian-founded company started out way back 2004, with a mission to overhaul safety procedures in the b2b space, its flagship product — the iAuditor app — launched more recently.

Humi HR wades into competitive space with all-in-one platform on #TheDisruptors(BETAKIT)

The platform, which is accessible via mobile and tablet, allows small and medium-sized companies to store employee documents, track vacation times, and allow employees to see information regarding their payrolls.

LiveWorld introduces SaaS application to manage messenger chatbots with automated connections to live human agents(MARTECHADVISOR)

This next-generation software enables brands to optimize interactions with customers at scale by enabling chatbots to automatically handoff to live human agents when needed.

Goldman Sachs includes BuildDirect co-founder Jeff Booth among its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016 list(BETAKIT)

In addition to honouring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders, and resident scholars.

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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