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Vendasta Raises $40 Million in Growth Capital

Vendasta, a cloud commerce platform for companies that provide digital solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs), has raised $40 million in growth funding, $25 Million of which was led by the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) in addition to an earlier round in May of $15 Million led by Comporium, Inc and Saskworks Venture Fund Inc. with participation from existing investors Vanedge Capital LP and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund. With these investments, the technology company plans to expand its Saskatoon-based team from…

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Eyes AI ML and Analytics Market with Lymbyc’s Acquisition

Acquisition to enhance Larsen & Toubro Infotech 's Mosaic platform with Deep Learning, NLP, and Visualization capabilities Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd., a global technology Consulting and Digital Solutions company, is acquiring Lymbyc. Lymbyc is a specialist AI, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics company. The acquisition further strengthens LTI’s fast-growing Digital and Analytics offerings. Larsen & Toubro Infotech will Compete in AI-Based Cloud Computing Market With growing dependence on data, global…

ContractZen Makes Deploying Enterprise Software As Easy As Installing an App

ContractZen’s SaaS Software for Meetings & Contract Management is Among First of 20 Products That Can Be Purchased from Microsoft’s New Commerce-Enabled Marketplaces ContractZen announced that its SaaS-based solution for board meetings and contract management is one of the first 20 products available for purchase directly from Microsoft AppSource, and other commercial marketplaces where millions of companies shop for business software. Marketing Technology News: Blue Prism Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver…

BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams: Promotion for Free Cloud Interop Licenses

The Modern Workplace Choice to Connect Existing Conference Rooms to Microsoft Teams Meetings Blue Jeans Network, Inc. announced a new promotion for IT and business leaders to enjoy free cloud video interop for Microsoft Teams with its BlueJeans Gateway. BlueJeans Gateway, a Microsoft-certified cloud video solution, is the easiest way to bring the power of Teams meetings into your conference rooms and huddle spaces. BlueJeans’ pure SaaS solution interoperates with thousands of room system configurations, including Cisco,…

SSG adds Hong Kong Office to Growing List of APAC Locations, with More Expansion Planned

CEO attributes regional success to data quality and localized customer support Selling Simplified Group, Inc. (SSG) announced its further expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with the opening of its new Hong Kong location. With existing offices in Singapore, Sydney, and India, the forthcoming Hong Kong office will be the company’s fifth APAC location. SSG, a privately-held provider of proprietary B2B data and marketing solutions, specializes in demand generation and data services. With 100M+ global B2B…

People.ai Accelerates Growth with Addition of Robin Ritenour as Head of Business Development, Partnerships and Channels and Dana Ray, SVP of…

Industry veterans to lead alliances and people to support company growth People.ai, creators of the only Revenue Operations & Intelligence System powered by AI, announced the addition of two key executives to their leadership team. Robin Ritenour has joined the company to lead Global Business Development, Partnerships and Channels; and Dana Ray as Senior Vice President of People. "People.ai is ushering in a new era in intelligence across go-to-market functions and beyond," said Oleg Rogynskyy, founder and…

Strategic Planning vs. Tactical Planning for SaaS Sales

Ever created a clear plan to achieve, be any personal or business goals? Well, it can seem difficult or even discouraging sometimes to handle or achieve the goal without defining clear steps to set for it. In general, there are two common mistakes made by any business when planning and operating their SaaS functions, as the mistakes lie in the area of tactics and strategy. In simple terms, the strategy is a big picture overview of your plans and actions, whereas tactics are the minute details you can actually do to achieve…

MomentFeed Appoints Jim D’Arcangelo CMO

SaaS Marketing Leader to Head Up Marketing and Business Development Initiatives for Mobile Search Innovator MomentFeed, a leader in software that connects global and national brands with consumers who use mobile when they are ready to buy locally, announced that Nick Hedges, CEO has appointed Jim D’Arcangelo Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of Business Development. D’Arcangelo was a Board Member and was recruited to the Executive Team. Jim has played a vital role in transforming local marketing for more than 25…

Synup Announces New Executive Hires and Expansion in 2019

New NYC Headquarters and Enterprise Practice Highlight Explosive Growth Synup, the leading SaaS platform powering customer acquisition, advocacy and loyalty for global brands and their business locations, announced that it has deepened its executive leadership bench and moved into a new headquarters in the heart of New York City.  Ashwin Ramesh, CEO and founder of Synup, has also moved to New York to direct the company’s rapid expansion.  Synup helps brands deliver the most accurate and engaging content across devices and…

SynergySuite Closes $6 Million Series A Led by First Analysis

Utah-based restaurant management platform SynergySuite invests in sales, marketing and expanded U.S. presence; also names a new CEO. SynergySuite, the leading all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management platform, announced $6 million in Series A funding to accelerate growth in the U.S. market and continue product innovation, and named Greg Staley as CEO. The financing round was led by First Analysis, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, with participation from Irish private equity firm Oyster Capital. A veteran sales and…

Accelerators Launched for Rapid Execution and Faster Time to Market

Rapid PIM implementation enables inRiver partners to deliver unique time-to-value programs for customers inRiver, the leading SaaS product information management (PIM) company, announced its inRiver PIM Accelerators offering. The partner-driven program allows customers to deploy industry-specific PIM solutions to drive rapid results for immediate business impact. “The ever changing product and technical landscape in the retail furniture industry requires a faster PIM implementation than others, which makes companies like…

Thrive & Tier1Net Combine to Enhance FinTech Services

Leading Next Generation Managed Services Provider Deepens FinTech Roots in New England Thrive, a premier provider of Next Generation Managed Services, proudly announced today that it has acquired Tier1Net of Woburn, MA, a Financial Services sector focused Managed Services Provider. Tier1Net is now the fifth company to be acquired by Thrive under private equity owner, M/C Partners, along with Corporate IT Solutions of Norwood, MA, Precision IT Group of New York, NY, BizCompass of Westbrook, ME, and InfoHedge Technologies of…

Thuzio Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Thuzio has launched a financing round in partnership with SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that provides accredited and non-accredited investors with access to pre-vetted startup investment opportunities. Thuzio is a sports events and media company that produces a national event series featuring live interviews with sports icons in premium hospitality settings for a business membership community. Thuzio is one of two companies founded by Tiki Barber (New York Giants), Mark Gerson (GLG), and Jared…

Measuring Company Success Beyond the Bottom Line: Why It Pays to Invest in Your Customers

In the SaaS world, especially, satisfying and retaining customers is crucial to a startup’s success. Unhappy customers translate to customer churn, which ultimately acts as a leak at the bottom of your ship. It’ll drag you down. On the flip side, successful customers become advocates for your brand - accelerants for your growth. As such, it’s critical that companies prioritize customer success - that we plan for it and, even more importantly, measure it so as to determine if we’re doing a good job with meeting our…

SurveyMonkey Named Customer Satisfaction Leader in Enterprise Feedback Software Category by 2019 G2 Grid Report

SurveyMonkey, a leading global survey software company, announced that it leads in customer satisfaction for the Enterprise Feedback Management Software category in the 2019 G2 Grid Report. SurveyMonkey received a 96% satisfaction rating from enterprise customers in the latest report by G2, a review platform empowering business buying decisions by highlighting the voice of the customer. Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising Leadership The G2 Grid Report released rankings…

jumpGate SRM Re-Invents Cold-Calling for the Benefit of Company Gatekeepers and Buyers

A new start-up, jumpGate SRM, is promoting to the B2B community a FREE online SaaS for Gatekeepers and Buyers to view and track proposed opportunities rapidly, while having the benefit of automatically storing contact data, and replying in a single-click Company Gatekeepers and Buyers finally have a simple solution to handle incoming cold-callers. jumpGate SRM is free Supplier Relationship Manager in the cloud for business' that need an instant way to review, share, and reply to salespeople, job seekers, or anyone with a…

Former LinkedIn Exec Mike Gamson Joins Relativity as New CEO to Further Accelerate Growth

Gamson brings 20 years of SaaS leadership to the chief executive position, teaming up with founder and industry veteran Andrew Sieja to solidify the company's expansion into the cloud and new markets Global technology company Relativity announced that LinkedIn veteran Mike Gamson has been named Relativity's new chief executive officer, effective July 1. Gamson brings his in-depth SaaS experience to Relativity, as well as his ability to mobilize and develop fast-growing customer-centric teams.  Sieja will serve as…

Startup Studios Are the Next Big Thing in the VC Industry, Says Sky 21

The concept of a 'Startup Studio' is trending in the startup world today. Unlike a VC, accelerator or incubator, a startup studio (also labeled as a startup factory or venture builder) does not invest in existing startups. Rather, it launches its own ideas in quick succession. Sky 21 is a 'startup studio' that will ideate, build and launch 100 MVPs (Minimum Viable Product) and do their PoCs (Proof of Concepts) every year, in developing countries. Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning…

Jetson Announces Launch of its Self-Service Voice Commerce Platform

The NYC-based company has developed an easy way for online businesses to create a voice-first marketplace in a matter of minutes Jetson expands its intelligent, voice-commerce platform availability to include the entire eCommerce market. The company has announced a turn-key dashboard solution that enables merchants to upload products and create a multi-step conversational sales channel on Alexa and Google Home within minutes. Jetson is offering a no-risk free trial for two weeks for clients to test the platform, prior…

RainFocus Delivers the Event Industry’s Most Advanced Machine Learning Tool

RainFocus, the leading Event Marketing Platform, announced the release of its newest machine learning tool, the Recommendations Bot. Large events pose a number of challenges for event directors. With over 2,500 sessions, recommendations become the key to improving the attendee journey and maximizing engagement. The Recommendations Bot is designed to address those challenges by providing a more personalized attendee experience — a truly game-changing feature for the industry. The RainFocus…