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What downturn? The total cloud market reached $126B in Q1 2022

No matter how you define it, the cloud market is lucrative, it’s growing and it’s only going to do more so over time.

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Social care SaaS maker Birdie tops up with $30M

Birdie's SaaS platform provides care workers a suite of digital tools to support their work by streamlining admin and patient management

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August Health digitizes senior living communities for better care

Senior living communities often rely on paper or legacy systems to manage their operations, making it difficult for healthcare providers to keep...

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Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

SleekFlow, which helps businesses build customer flow automation from messaging and live video to transactions, has closed $8 million Series A...

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Selling to startups is not the same as selling to SMBs

Brex's recent decision to exit part of the SMB market was big news. In this context, we want to talk about just what an SMB is and how not all...

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OpenView’s Kyle Poyar shares how to build a standout software company in the 2020s

The best software companies of the 2020s will be built over the next 12 months. But the way to build and scale a standout company in the 2020s...

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SaaS platform LeadSquared becomes unicorn with $153 million fresh funding

LeadSquared, a SaaS startup that is helping sales teams become more efficient with its CRM platform, is the latest Indian startup to become a unicorn.

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Spendflo helps companies track their SaaS expenses

Many people have plenty of online subscriptions that they barely use, and can save a fair amount of money with a service like Truebill to see all...

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Bluesheets wants to better manage financial data and workflows via its business automation platform  

Bluesheets was founded to address the inefficiencies experienced by businesses when it comes to financial data consolidation, reconciliation and...

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Glint Solar’s SaaS is helping developers spin up a pipeline of renewable energy projects

Norwegian startup, Glint Solar, has built a SaaS platform to help developers identify strong contenders for ground-based (or floating) solar projects...

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AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s...

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Investors have flipped their weighting of growth versus profitability

Battery's new report, The Cloud Quarterly, provides insights on what type of public SaaS companies have seen their valuation take a hit or...

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Boldstart Ventures has two new funds to plug into teams with an idea and little else

Boldstart Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture firm that markets itself as a “Day One partner for developer-first, crypto-infrastructure...

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Re-rethinking Databricks’ valuation in a more conservative startup market

To understand how much the late-stage market has changed in the last few months, we're once again pulling public market data that we will...

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Faster ML models, crypto M&A, and what’s ahead for on-demand pricing

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It’s...

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Latch, a proptech meets SaaS play, conducts two consecutive weeks of layoffs

Latch, a proptech smart lock company that raised $152 million in known private capital before debuting on the stock market through a SPAC last year,...

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Block rival SpotOn lands $300M at $3.6B valuation after doubling ARR last year

SpotOn, a competitor to Block and Toast, raises $300M at a $3.6B valuation in its third funding round in 12 months.

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Palette sells a sales commission tool for modern sales teams

Meet Palette, a software-as-a-service startup that is going to be particularly interesting if you’re also running a software-as-a-service startup....

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Legl, a SaaS for law firm workflows, tops up with $18M

Legl startup sells tools to law firms to digitize processes and automate workflows for client onboarding, payments and compliance for modern customer...

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Monday.com’s earnings are a vibe check for unicorns

Monday.com is a good example of how SaaS companies are being graded along a much steeper curve than they once were.

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Claap prevents meeting fatigue with async video collaboration

Meet Claap, a French startup that has been working on a way to collaborate more efficiently as a distributed team. Claap is officially launching its...

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AcuityMD raises salespeople’s pulses, and a Series A to sell more medical hardware

AcuityMD provides a software platform that helps sales reps make more medical device sales.

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Nexi, the Italian payments giant, buys Germany’s Orderbird for $140-150M to expand its SMB strategy

More consolidation is apace in the world of payments: Nexi, the Italian fintech that scooped up rivals Danish-based Nets and then Italy’s SIA...

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Identitypass, an identity verification API for Africa, raises $2.8M seed funding

Identitypass plans to expand its existing infrastructure, roll out new verticals around compliance, security and data collection, and push into new...

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Paddle, the company that wants to take on Apple in IAP, raises $200M at a $1.4B valuation to supercharge SaaS payments

Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and...

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PocketLaw, a contract automation SaaS for SMEs, secures Atomico’s support

Swedish startup PocketLaw — a contract automation software-as-a-service legal tech platform which is mainly focused on SMEs — has...

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Fleksy switches to a SaaS model for its custom keyboard tech

Keyboard startup Fleksy has launched a new self-serve SDK to expand its reach for indie developers wanting to add custom keyboard software to their...

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Folk is launching its flexible CRM product

Folk, the next-generation CRM started by European startup studio eFounders, is going live today. If you’ve paid attention to TechCrunch, I’ve...

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