S|W: The SaaS Weekly – The Amazon lobby

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SaaS North 2017

Web.com acquires Montreal-based Acquisio(BETAKIT)

The global web solutions company has snatched up Acquisio’s AI marketing tech for small businesses.

Get ready for SAAS North 2017: Your definitive guide(ESPRESSOCAPITAL)

“SaaS is playing a big role in the Canadian tech ecosystem, and SAAS NORTH aims to connect the Canadian SaaS ecosystem, including investors, companies, founders, service providers, marketing and sales, C-suite and senior leadership,” says Meena Sandhu, SAAS NORTH Conference Director.

Subscribe to The Retail Times Newsletter(BETAKIT)

Retail has changed. Subscribe to BetaKit’s The Retail Times newsletter to stay up to date on the intersection of tech and commerce.

Rallyteam raises $8.6 million to keep employees at companies(TECHCRUNCH)

Rallyteam, an internal mobility platform that enables companies to better understand and utilize their emmployees, raised the funding from Northwest Venture Partners.

Amazon met with Canadian federal government 99 times in the past 12 months(BETAKIT)

Canadian companies: take note.

The implication of secular increases in SaaS CAC(TOMTUNGUZ)

This increasing customer acquisition cost likely has two root causes. The first is competition. The second is scale.

SpoonJoy co-founders’ SaaS startup Hevo Data raises seed round(VCCIRCLE)

Hevo Data, a cloud-based SaaS startup that uses machine learning to understand various data sources, raised $1 million from IDG ventures.

SaaS market financial plan 2017: Industry estimated to grow US $117 billion with annual growth rate 21% by 2022(DIGITALJOURNAL)

A new report revealed that SMEs are showing more interest in SaaS whereas large enterprises area still developing the roadmap for adoption.

Sunlight raises £500K seed for its employee learning and development platform(TECHCRUNCH)

Speedinvest led the round, with participation from previous backers Seedcamp, Annection, and others.

The new SaaS mandate: Deliver a personalized product experience or go by the wayside(ALLEYWATCH)

In the age of the customer and “Everything-as-a-Service,” delivering a personalized product experience is the new SaaS mandate – and key to your company’s enduring success.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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