Written by Caitlin Hotchkiss
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In a recent BNN interview, Shopify’s chief financial officer Russ Jones shot down the idea of a Google acquisition by stating that, if anything, the reverse might happen in the future (especially with Shopify’s 89 percent YOY Q3 revenue growth).
The age of manual billing is becoming history, especially in a subscription-based economy. (sponsored)
BetaKit sat down with L-SPARK’s Executive Managing Director, Leo Lax, to learn why now was the time for a national SaaS event with a global focus.
What happens if you just forget about the PC altogether? But also, what happens if you forget about feature phones?
“Our aim is to make it easy and affordable for any person or business to access the solutions they need to increase engagement and drive revenue across their websites,” said Arvind Parthiban, co-founder & CEO.
Thinking back on the path to acquisition, Kanwar noted there were six key steps – interest, offer, due diligence, announcement, integration, and future plans.
The capital will be used to feed FreshDesk’s two newest products, Hotline.io and FreshService. With five “global offices” in San Bruno, London, Sydney, Chennai, and Berlin, the startup said the money will help FreshDesk grow its teams across the world.
The round was led by JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, and existing investor BDC Capital through the BDC IT Venture Fund.
Replicated recently launched from beta and will use the fresh $5 million commitment from Amplify Partners and Webb Investment Network to continue its sales and marketing and product development efforts.
The ad, which was also posted to Slack’s official blog, features excerpts like, “Wow. Big news! Congratulations on today’s announcements. We’re genuinely excited to have some competition.”
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