S|W: The SaaS Weekly – The new Head Owl

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Tom Keiser to replace Ryan Holmes as CEO of Hootsuite (BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based Hootsuite has appointed Tom Keiser, former chief operating officer at San Francisco-based Zendesk, as its new CEO.


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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.


Apple device management company Jamf files S-1 as it prepares to go public (TECHCRUNCH)

Jamf might not be a household name, but the Minnesota company has been around since 2002 helping companies manage their Apple equipment.


AccessNow wins $250,000 USD Novartis Prize for its accessibility platform (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based AccessNow won the Novartis Prize for Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis to help further develop its accessibility platform.


How Siemens and Salesforce are bringing employees to the office (BUSINESS INSIDER)

Siemens and Salesforce are teaming up to try to bring employees back to the office safely. Here’s what top execs from each tech firm expect for the future of the workplace.


Nuvyyo raises $6 million Series B to ramp up production of its digital video recorder system (BETAKIT)

Ottawa-based Nuvyyo, which creates software and hardware for the home media industry, has raised a $6 million CAD Series B round of financing.


Silicon Valley tech start-up Anduril raises $200 million to create a software-driven Defense Dept. contractor (WASHINGTON POST)

Anduril, a Silicon Valley-based technology company founded by executives from Palantir and Oculus, has raised $200 million to expand its work with the U.S. military.


ThinkData Works raises $8 million Series A for data management platform (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based ThinkData Works, which has developed a centralized data management platform, has raised an $8 million CAD Series A round of financing.


Hunters raises $15M Series A for its threat-hunting platform (TECHCRUNCH)

The company’s SaaS platform basically automates the threat-hunting processes, which has traditionally been a manual process.


Thoughtexchange raises $10 million Series B extension as platform usage jumps by 600 percent (BETAKIT)

Thoughtexchange, a British Columbia-based startup that has developed what it calls a “crowd conversation tool” for leaders, has raised $10 million CAD.


Microsoft/Commvault to deliver SaaS and cloud technology (BUSINESS CHIEF)

Microsoft and Commvault have entered a strategic agreement to deliver SaaS and cloud technology for data management.



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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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