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BetaKit

Influitive lays off 10 percent of staff as company looks upmarket for growth

Influitive has reduced its workforce by approximately one third over the last three years.

venturebeat

Roadie raises $37 million to expand peer-to-peer package delivery service

The Home Depot led the oversubscribed round, with Warren Stephens’ and former Alphabet chair Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures and others participating.

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TeamSnap, FlipGive announce partnership for youth sports funding platform

“Families are forced to sacrifice so much so that their kids can have access to a sport they love,” says Mark Bachman, co-founder and CEO at FlipGive.

techcrunch

Measuring and benchmarking the four vital signs of SaaS

SaaS metrics should be to a management team what patient vital signs are to an emergency room doctor: a simple set of universally understood numbers that allow a doctor to quickly know how ill a patient is and what needs fixing first.

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Clio opens applications for $100,000 legal tech contest

Entrepreneurs interested in applying must design and develop an app that integrates with Clio Manage, the company’s legal practice management software.

mobilesyrup

Microsoft unveils ‘Azure Sentinel’ to help empower cyber defenders

Sentinel will help reduce the noise so defenders can find real threats faster.

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Montreal Insurtech Breathe Life raises $4.5 million CAD to accelerate U.S. expansion

“The financial world hasn’t changed in about 100 years…that’s created a huge market gap in this segment of the population that doesn’t have life insurance,” says CEO of Breathe Life Ian Jeffrey.

techcrunch

Data startup Narrative raises $3M more

The round was led by Glasswing Ventures, with participation from XSeed, Tuhaye, and Revel.

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Vancouver’s Cmd raises $19 million CAD Series B led by Google Ventures

The $19 million CAD brings Cmd’s total funding across all investment rounds to more than $28 million.

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Threads raises $10.5M in funding

Threads, which provides a cross-platform messaging suite that empowers teams to discuss and make decisions at scale, raised the funding from Sequoia Capital, with participation from executives at Glossier, Stripe, and TaskRabbit, among others.

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Acceleprise hiring program director for new Toronto accelerator

Acceleprise is looking for a program director that can focus on sourcing founders for its accelerator, build the program itself and create partnerships that can expand Acceleprise “externally within the Canadian B2B, SaaS community.”

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