S|W: The SaaS Weekly – The next $10 billion software company

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Breather raises $60 million in equity financing (BETAKIT)

To date, the Montreal company has raised nearly $150 million.

Salesforce deepens data sharing partnership with Google (TECHCRUNCH)

This particular data sharing partnership makes even more sense as the companies can share web analytics data with marketing personnel to deliver ever more customized experiences for users (or so the argument goes, right?).

Workday snaps Adaptive Insights off the IPO market (FORTUNE)

Workday, the cloud-based platform that offers HR and other back-office apps for businesses, is making an acquisition to expand its portfolio of services: It’s buying Adaptive Insights, a provider of cloud-based business planning and financial modelling tools, for $1.55 billion.

Chargebee launches revenue story analytics platform; enhances SaaS subscription for ecommerce (GEEKWIRE)

With RevenueStory, SaaS and ecommerce companies can get a complete understanding of their business and make informed decisions that dramatically increase monthly and annual recurring revenue.

CrowdRiff named top Canadian tech startup at Metabridge X (BETAKIT)

Founded 10 years ago, Metabridge is a year-round program that connects scale-up Canadian companies with Silicon Valley investors and mentors.

Adobe could be the next $10 billion software company (TECHCRUNCH)

Adobe announced $2.2 billion in revenue for the quarter up 24 percent year over year.

Twitter Canada announces new managing director and head of revenue (BETAKIT)

Paul Burns will be its new managing director, while Leanne Gibson will be the company’s first head of revenue.

Pipedrive raises $50M in Series C financing (FINSMES)

Pipedrive, a sales pipeline software and CRM for businesses, raised the funding from Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Rembrandt Venture Partners and Atomico.

Managed By Q acquires NVS to offer space planning and project management (TECHCRUNCH)

For Managed by Q, NVS provides an added service layer for existing clients, and has the opportunity to bring new clients into the Managed by Q fold.

Squiggle Park raises $800,000 to support mission of increasing children’s literacy (BETAKIT)

To date, Squiggle Park has raised $1.02 million.

Social intelligence startup Influential raises $12 million to take its AI SaaS platform to market (TECHSTARTUPS)

The current round was led by existing investors, Capital Zed and Europlay Capitol Advisors, with participation from WME.


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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