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Ong will work with entertainment studios in Asia to turn Wattpad stories into TV shows, movies, print, books, and digital projects.
SalesLoft soars with $50 M Series C (TECHCRUNCH)
SalesLoft, an Atlanta-based startup that helps companies manage the contact phase of the sales process, raised the funding from Insight Venture Partners, with participation from LinkedIn and Emergence Capital.
The move has sent the fortunes of Spotify’s founders and investors soaring in lockstep. So will the musicians on whose backs the service was built see a similar windfall?
The acquisition helps Procurify, a spend management software for companies, move from a purchasing software to a single hub where all purchases and spending can be tracked on one platform, which it calls its Smart Spend hub.
Stripe said the new version of its subscription-billing services is meant to help both fledgling and established SaaS companies get paid on time and without incident.
New startups are rethinking how elections are funded, and who ultimately has the power in politics.
The company launched with $500,000 in seed funding from Arlene Dickinson’s District Ventures Capital.
Rubrik launches SaaS platform Polaris for data management applications (CHANNELDAILYNEWS)
Rubrik said the first data management application debuting on Rubrik Polaris is Polaris GPS, which features an interactive global map that visualizes all applications and data contained across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms.
BetterCloud, which provides a SaaS operations management platform, raised the funding from Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investors.
Some of the selected startups include Maple, which enables access to non-emergency healthcare by connecting patients with physicians 24/7, and MapYourProperty, an intelligence platform that provides key real estate and land development information.
Zendesk’s new platform, Guide Enterprise, is designed to provide large customer service organizations with a knowledge base and a content management platform for editorial planning and review.