S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Would you let Google run your city?

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BetaKit

Lightspeed launches integrated payments system ahead of planned IPO

Lightspeed Payments is now available for the company’s US-based retailers, and integrates with the company’s full PoS and ecommerce platforms.


techcrunch

Contentsquare, the digital experience insights platform, raises $60M Series C

The funding was led by Eurazeo, with participation from existing investors Canaan, Highland Europe, and H14.


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Fiix closes $53 million CAD Series C from Georgian to build Salesforce for predictive maintenance

Fiix’s advantages? A head start on its customers’ needs, and Georgian’s Impact Team.


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Dropbox acquires HelloSign for $230M, putting it in e-signature competition with DocuSign and Adobe

The acquisition furthers Dropbox’s goal of becoming “a place for people to come together to co-create and collaborate on their content — connecting people with the functionality they need to do their best work.”


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EnergyX Solutions raises $500,000 from MaRS for further expansion in US

“The goal is to continue to scale and grow the team, and if we do that correctly, the sky’s the limit for us.”
– Nishaant Sangaavi, CEO and co-founder of EnergyX Solutions.


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Intelity raises $44 million for hotel guest engagement cloud services

Intelity aims to provide customers with the most direct and advanced connection to their guests while also supporting back-of-house operations and business intelligence, said CEO Robert Stevenson.


prospect

Would you let Google run your city?

Google promised to create the neighbourhood of the future in Toronto. Then residents rebelled.


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District M closes $12 million with adtech industry in flux

District M wants to expand the AI and machine learning capabilities for its portfolio of programmatic advertising solutions.


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GoCo raises $7M in Series A funding

GoCo’s platform GoCo provides a web and mobile-based HR and benefits platform for business customers of all sizes and verticals, including retail and gym franchises, school districts, technology companies, real estate brokerages, healthcare hospitality organizations and more.


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Ritual announces international expansion into UK and Australia

Ritual will also be available in more than 40 North American cities, and the company aims to more than triple its restaurant count by the end of the year.


techcrunch

Workforce management solution Quinyx raises further $25M

Quinyx’s workforce management software helps businesses of all sizes manage employee scheduling, communication, task management and payroll integration.


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FedDev invests $615,000 in Canadian startup assisting first responders

An Ottawa-based startup is receiving $615,000 in funding from FedDev Ontario to help it commercialize technology focused on helping first responders.


techcrunch

AWS and Microsoft reap most of the benefits of expanding cloud market

As these companies grow, it requires increasing numbers of data centers to deal with all this new business, and a Canalys report found that Microsoft and Amazon have been busy in this regard.


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Engagement platform Thoughtexchange raises $4 million

Founded in 2009, Thoughtexchange aims to help hundreds of organizations engage millions of people on critical topics.



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Amira Zubairi

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.