S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Wasted cloud spend

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Taloflow raises $1.1 million to help companies save money on the cloud (BETAKIT)

The company is tackling the issue of wasted cloud spend.

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Beauceron raises $1.5 million to automate cybersecurity management (BETAKIT)

Participating investors include Opportunities New Brunswick, Mariner Partners, East Valley Ventures, First Angel Network, and CyLon.

Subscription management startup RevenueCat raises $1.5M (TECHCRUNCH)

“Our mission as a company is to help developers make more money,” said CEO Jacob Eiting. “I think we do become this one-stop shop, a service that you integrate with all the payment touch points in your app to help you track your revenue and help you understand how customers are spending.”

Report: Canadian VC activity falls for second straight quarter in Q3 2018 (BETAKIT)

Looking back over eight quarters, Q3 2018 is the only quarter where VC activity in Canada didn’t increase year-over-year.

Travel tech company GoEuro receives $150M growth investment (FINSMES)

The round was led by Kinnevik AB and Temasek, with participation from Hillhouse Capital.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice (TECHCRUNCH)

Larry Ellison gave his Oracle Openworld keynote on Monday and of course he took several shots at AWS. In his view, his company’s cloud products were cheaper, better and faster than AWS, but then what would you expect him to say?

Assent Compliance raises over $131 million CAD in Series C round (BETAKIT)

This marks Assent’s third funding round in three years.

Oracle acquires DataFox, brings AI-based company data management to cloud apps (ZDNET)

DataFox uses artificial intelligence to help clients gain an up-to-date view of customer accounts and organizations.

Pulumi raises $15M for its infrastructure as code platform (TECHCRUNCH)

The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group.

Breather launches Offices for companies seeking longer-term space (BETAKIT)

Office spaces in all 10 Breather markets have been redesigned for longer rentals.

Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler (TECHCRUNCH)

Using Gmail, Facebook, GitHub and other social media platforms, Teamable aggregates its employees’ contacts to connect recruiters with a more focused set of potential candidates.


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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