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BetaKit

Gaming software company Unity expanding Montreal office, opening AI lab

Unity’s Montreal office expansion is expected to create 450 new jobs.



TechCrunch

With Tableau and Mulesoft, Salesforce gains full view of enterprise data

If you can find the key data nuggets in the big data pile, it can clearly be a competitive advantage, and companies like Google and Salesforce are pulling out their checkbooks to make sure they are in a position to help you out.


Forbes

SignalFx raises $75 million to monitor cloud apps, services, and environments in real time

California-based SignalFx, the provider of real-time cloud monitoring services for infrastructure and applications announced it has raised $75 million in Series E financing.


BetaKit

Traction guest raises $17 million CAD Series A for cloud-based visitor management system

Vancouver-based Traction Guest, a cloud-based visitor management system, has raised a $17 million CAD Series A funding round.


TechCrunch

BetterUp raises $103 million to fast-track employee learning and development

BetterUp, a company that connects employees with expert career and leadership development coaches online, has secured a $103 million Series C from Lightspeed Venture Partners, among others.


BetaKit

BroadbandTV reaches 575 million unique monthly viewers

The company claimed that it is now second to Google in unique viewership and called itself the largest media company in terms of total monthly watch-time.


Cloud Wars

Microsoft is helping turn the SaaS market upside-down

What’s Microsoft’s role in the SaaS revolution? How does Microsoft fit into this turbulent and rapidly evolving marketplace?


SaaS-based customer interaction platform Jumpstart raises seed round from Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts invests undisclosed amount in Mumbai-based Jumpstart; the marketing platform will use the funds to focus on ‘industry-first innovation’.


BetaKit

Berlin-founded mobile analytics startup Adjust raises $227 million

Adjust, specializing in mobile advertising, measurement, and analytics, has landed a $227 million mega-round.



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