S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Survival mode

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With the US turning away talent, can Canada grab the global lead on innovation during COVID-19? (BETAKIT)

Shafin Diamond Tejani, founder and CEO of Victory Square Technologies, shares his thoughts on how Canada can capitalize on the new normal ushered in by COVID.


Bruce Croxon and Vidyard CFO Matt Hodgson share tips for building resilient SaaS startups

Sage Intacct hosted a webinar with Bruce Croxon and Matt Hodgson to explain what SaaS founders can do to build resilience into their organizational models.

Hopin raises $40M Series A as its virtual events business accelerates (TECHCRUNCH)

The round comes after Hopin had raised relatively modest capital, including a $6.5 million round in February of this year.

Pipe raises funds for SaaS subscription financing platform (FINEXTRA)

Pipe Technologies has raised $60 million in equity and asset financing to support the growth of its SaaS financing platform.

Shopify partners with four Indigenous-led organizations to offer e-commerce education (BETAKIT)

Shopify has partnered with four Indigenous-led organizations to explore approaches to Indigenous entrepreneurship education.

Why SaaS businesses are in a unique position to survive this crisis (ENTREPRENEUR)

The world of business has turned upside down, but it’s not all doom and gloom. The world of SaaS is showing its true colors.

France’s api.video raises $5.5M to make it easier for developers to add video features (TECHCRUNCH)

Api.video, a “developer-first” video platform that makes it easier for websites and apps to add video features, has raised $5.5 million in a seed round led by London venture capital firm Blossom Capital.

Humi raises $15 million Series A to further develop HR, payroll software (BETAKIT)

Humi, a Toronto-based startup that develops HR, payroll, and benefits software for businesses, has secured a $15 million CAD Series A.

How this IIT-Bombay alumna’s SaaS startup raised $44M last month, and has been doubling its revenue in the last 3 years (YOURSTORY)

Entrepreneur Kanti Prabha co-founded SirionLabs, an AI-powered enterprise contract management startup that helps manage complete contracting lifecycle on a single, easy-to-use platform.

Ujet raises $55 million to expand cloud-based customer support platform (VENTUREBEAT)

Cloud-based customer support platform Ujet has raised $55 million in a series C round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from other notable investors, including Alphabet’s GV.

Video surveillance software startup Solink raises $23 million CAD Series B round (BETAKIT)

Solink, which has developed software aimed to enhance business’ video surveillance capabilities, has closed a $23 million CAD Series B round.

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