S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Tips for SaaS sales success

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ePACT raises $4.5 million to digitize emergency contact, health information(BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based emergency network ePACT has raised a $4.5 million Series A funding round for its digital emergency preparedness platform.

Bestmile raises $16.5 million to manage human and AI-driven fleets(TECHCRUNCH)

Bestmile, a transportation software startup, has raised $16.5 million in a Series B round led by Blue Lagoon Capital and TransLink Capital.

Startup ThoughtSpot raises $248 million at $1.95 billion value(BLOOMBERG)

ThoughtSpot Inc., a Silicon Valley analytics startup, raised $248 million at a valuation of almost $2 billion, underscoring the fast-rising demand for new ways to analyze digital data.

Parity expands senior team with energy veterans following recent Series A raise(BETAKIT)

Earlier this year, John Macdonald, the former president and CEO of Enercare, one of the largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies in North America, also joined Parity as its board chair.

Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B(TECHCRUNCH)

Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing $37 million to date following the startup’s $13 million Series A in February.

New to SaaS sales? Here are 3 success tips(CEOWORLD)

Your company can take off with the first round of early adopters of SaaS, but once that dries up, it is up to excellent sales representatives to pick up the slack.

Following three-year rebuild, Joist acquired by Colorado-based EverCommerce(BETAKIT)

Joist, the Toronto-based contractor management app, has been acquired by Denver, Colorado-based service commerce company EverCommerce.

Microsoft Azure’s cloud regions in Switzerland are now open for business(TECHCRUNCH)

With this launch, Microsoft now offers its cloud services in 56 regions worldwide, which is very much part of the company’s overall strategy for Azure.

Breather recruits CTO to expand product suite, hire in Montreal(BETAKIT)

Breather has announced that Philippe Bouffaut, former head of engineering in Canada for Cision, will take the role of Breather’s CTO.

Platform9 raises $25 million Series D for its managed hybrid cloud solution(TECHCRUNCH)

Platform9, the startup best known for its SaaS-based, fully managed hybrid cloud platform, announced that it has raised a $25 million Series D round led by NGP Capital.

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