S|W: The SaaS Weekly – What Benioff got right and wrong

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CareGuide raises $6 million Series A, acquires Nannies4Hire (BETAKIT)

CareGuide’s new round includes notable US firms Structure Capital (Wag) and FJ Labs (Alibaba, Uber).

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?).

Email marketing startup Stensul raises $7M in a Series A funding (FINSMES)

The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with participation from Arthur Ventures, First Round Capital, Uncork Capital, Lowercase Capital, and Scott McCorkle.

Hired raises $30 million to power its recruitment marketplace with data and machine learning (VENTUREBEAT)

Hired, a recruitment marketplace that connects companies with technology talent, has announced a $30 million series D round of funding from Investment Management Corporation of Ontario.

Acoustic Zoom closes $1.3 million from Goldcorp after #DisruptMining win (BETAKIT)

Sergio Espinosa, director of geophysics at Goldcorp, will join Acoustic Zoom’s board of directors.

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’ (TECHCRUNCH)

Veriff has developed a SaaS and underlying technology to make it easy for companies, such as banks and FinTechs, to verify a person’s identity online.

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.

Beamery secures $28M in Series B funding round (FINSMES)

Beamery, which has developed a recruitment CRM and marketing platform, raised the funding from EQT Ventures fund, with participation from M12 and existing investors Index Ventures, Edenred Capital Partners, and Angelpad Fund.

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud (TECHCRUNCH)

It’s time to reconsider the SaaS model in a modern context, integrating developments of the last nearly two decades so that enterprise software can reach its full potential.

Four reasons why you should have a public API for your SaaS tool (ITPROPORTAL)

In the competitive industry, SaaS vendors should ensure that the demand for their software continues by implementing APIs to their software.


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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